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Stan Tekiela to Speak at Nov. 1 Discovery Dinner

Explore fascinating facts and tidbits about some of the birds that people love to hate along with some of the more common birds in our yard. Stan will challenge your preconceived ideas about some common birds such as the European Starling, the American Crow and much, much more. You will never look at these birds the same way ever again. This talk wraps up with a message of conservation and understanding.

Saturday, November 1, 5:30 pm, $25 includes dinner

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Playful Polliwogs

Youngsters, bring your parent or adult helper to this weekly nature program. If you're 2-5 years, and like the outdoors, and want to hang out and play, this is the class for you. $3 per child. Tuesdays at 10 am.

Call the nature center at 763-572-3588 for more details.


Afield in Fridley with Springbrook Nature Center

Cardinals, Blue Jays and Sharp Shinned Hawks at Feeders

Today is Tuesday, October 21, and the Interpretive Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • Springbrook Nature Center
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  • Springbrook Nature Center
  • Springbrook Nature Center
  • Springbrook Nature Center
Volunteers Needed for Pumpkin Night in the Park

Call the nature center (763-572-3588) to sign up for a volunteer role.

Pumpkin Carving: We need people to help stack pumpkins, inspire carvers, haul pumpkin guts, check in carvers, hand out patterns, etc. (evenings, week of 10/13)

Pre-event Set Up: Place pumpkin stands, pound rebar into the group, help hang pulleys in the trees. (daytime, week of 10/13)

Set Up & Decorating: Help carry, hang up, and decorate the outdoor trail. This one requires some creativity and some brute force. ( 7 am—noon, 10/18)

Pumpkin Lighters: We need an army of people to light 500+ pumpkins. (4:30—6 pm, 10/18)

Parking Attendants: With more than 3,000 people here, parking can get a little busy. We need some calm people to direct cars into spots. (4:00—10:00 pm, 10/18)

Actors & Actresses: Are you the next big thing? Do you like to entertain? Don’t mind a costume? This might be for you - lots of spots still available. (4:30—10 pm, 10/18)

Fire Tenders: There are multiple bonfires at this event, and all of them need a responsible person to feed them and control them (4:30 –10 pm, 10/18)

Event Clean Up: At 10:00 pm when the event finishes, all decorations must come off the trail. We need reinforcements to carrying and sort. (10 pm—midnight, 10/18)

Event Clean Up - Day 2: The pumpkins will be fed to the deer - and they’ll be rounded up on Sunday. (noon—4 pm, 10/19)

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