Family Nature Day

Annual Sunfish Lake Park Family Nature Day.

Please mark your calendar – Saturday June 3rd 2023, 9 AM to 1 PM

Last year was a big success. The day was perfect and there were about 100 participants, with 50 gift bags given to the kids. Please plan to join us this year, we expect to have an even larger crowd. Here is a list if activities we will have this year.

Welcome Station, kids pick up Scavenger Sheets to turn in for a prize after you visit all the stations

Beekeeping StationKaren and Elizebeth will tell about honeybees

Landscaping for Birds Station Mary will tell you what to do with your landscaping to atract and keep birds in your yard

Rain Garden StationSee our rain gardens and get information on how they were built and see the native vegetation

St. Croix Valley Athletic Association Station learn about biking in the Park

Apothecary GardenPaul Red Elk will tell you about herbal medicine and explain about the plants which are growing here

Geology StationKate will tell you why Sunfish Lake Park Rocks! and why the Park is the way it is….

Pollinator StationChris will describe the value of pollinators to our life and landscape. Also visit the Monarch WayStation(c) which feeds butterfly visitors all Summer long

Live Creatures Stationsee the animals from Carpenter Nature Center 9:30 to 11:30

Story Walkread the book as you walk the trail

Buckthorn Station George and Kim will tell you about the SLP buckthorn removal program, and you can play Buckthorn Croquet – a crazy game with mallets, wickets, and balls made of buckthorn

Bean Bag Toss Station – aim to get the bird into the birdhouse

Minnesota Off Road Cyclistshear about this group’s work to keep the trails clear and safe for riders of all ages

Messy Play Areadig the sand in the canoe, walk on the stumps, ride the turtle (very slow ride)

Water Quality ProgramDon and Dllona will tell you about our program to test water quality in the lakes and ponds of the Park, and about how you can help

Library StationLeah will tell you about the services of the Washington County library system

MN Land Trust – Lydia, Shalesa, and Andrew from the Minnesota Land Trust will tell you about their work

Gift Pickup and Beverages Stationhand in your completed quiz to Sue and get a prize! Coffee and Lemonade and Water available