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 Station – Karen 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 Station – See 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 Garden – Paul Red Elk will tell you about herbal medicine and explain about the plants which are growing here
Geology Station – Kate will tell you why Sunfish Lake Park Rocks! and why the Park is the way it is….
Pollinator Station – Chris 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 Station– see the animals from Carpenter Nature Center 9:30 to 11:30
Story Walk – read 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 Cyclists – hear about this group’s work to keep the trails clear and safe for riders of all ages
Messy Play Area – dig the sand in the canoe, walk on the stumps, ride the turtle (very slow ride)
Water Quality Program – Don 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 Station – Leah 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 Station – hand in your completed quiz to Sue and get a prize! Coffee and Lemonade and Water available