Minnesota

Bird Watching

Jan. 11-12, MEADOWLANS – Boreal Birds Weekend Adventure Enjoy a multi-day, intensive birding experience and workshop featuring presentations by Executive Director, Sparky Stensaas, and Head Naturalist, Clinton Nienhaus. Each day will feature birding through northern Minnesota in search of special species that make the boreal forest home. Days will be long, and probably cold, but the group will be in and out of the van. There will be no snowshoeing or major bushwhacking. Most birding will be from roadsides, trails and boardwalks. Sax-Zim Bog. 218-341-3350

Fur Post Experience

Jan. 18, Pine City – Shake off the winter blues at Winter Frolic by heading outdoors at the North West Company Snake River Fur post. From noon to 4 p.m., learn about winter travel during the fur trade and join in activities like throwing a curling stone, playing a round of Ojibwe snow snake, or snowshoeing along two miles of trails. Guests can also relax indoors, enjoy a cup of cocoa before a blazing fire and learn a historic game or two. North West Company Fur Post. 320-629-6356