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The Prairie in the Fall

Photo by Scott Sharkey

Registration is required for events marked with an asterisk (*).  Programs and events may be cancelled due to inclement weather.  For more information, call 952-854-5900.  

  • Refuge Rambles

    Saturday, August 27
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 
    Join refuge staff for weekend walks exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of our busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. All ages welcome.

    Refuge Staff 

  • Ranger Patio Talks

    Saturday, August 27
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
    Refuge Ranger

  • Refuge Rambles

    Saturday, August 27
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 
    Join refuge staff for weekend walks exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of our busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. All ages welcome.

    Refuge Staff 

  • Refuge Rambles

    Sunday, August 28
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 
    Join refuge staff for weekend walks exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of our busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. All ages welcome.

    Refuge Staff 

  • Ranger Patio Talks

    Sunday, August 28
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
    Refuge Ranger

  • Refuge Rambles

    Sunday, August 28
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 
    Join refuge staff for weekend walks exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of our busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. All ages welcome.

    Refuge Staff 

  • Beat the Heat: Sunday Film Series

    Sunday, August 28
    1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center, Auditorium or Classroom A
    One Thousand Cranes (60 min.)
    Come inside and enjoy a comfortable hour of film featuring refuge favorites. There's something for everyone with weekly themes, prize-winning documentaries, and great footage. Films may be checked out from the refuge's Resource Center for FREE! Recommended for all ages.

  • Refuge Rambles

    Saturday, September 3
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 
    Join refuge staff for weekend walks exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of our busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. All ages welcome.

    Refuge Staff 

  • Ranger Patio Talks

    Saturday, September 3
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
    Refuge Ranger

  • Refuge Rambles

    Saturday, September 3
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
    Join refuge staff for weekend walks exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of our busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. All ages welcome.
    Refuge Staff

  • Refuge Rambles

    Sunday, September 4
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center 
    Join refuge staff for weekend walks exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of our busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. All ages welcome.

    Refuge Staff 

  • Ranger Patio Talks

    Sunday, September 4
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
    Refuge Ranger

  • Refuge Rambles

    Sunday, September 4
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
    Join refuge staff for weekend walks exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of our busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. All ages welcome.
    Refuge Staff

  • Monarch Festival

    Saturday, September 10
    Watch our website for details.

  • National Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 24
    Watch our website for details.

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2016
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