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Programs & Events
29 Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) Wokshop
30 H2Only
3 Whitetails
4 Family Fridays - Navigating Nature
5 Trees & Keys
5 Advanced Orienteering
6 Nature Photography
6 CANCELED - The Great Campfire Cook-Off!
11 Family Fridays - Fishing and Foraging
12 Finding Fossils
16 OWLS - Timber Rattlesnakes
17 Let's Make Tracks
18 Family Fridays - Fire Starting and Shelter Building
19 Oh, For Goodness Snakes!
20 Macroinvertebrate Investigation
25 Family Fridays - Survival Competition!
26 Night Hike
31 Eat of Be Eaten

Trail Hours
Daily from 6am to 10pm

Interpretive Center Hours
Mon-Fri from 8am to 4:30pm
Sat from 9am to 4pm
Sun open 9am - 2pm during the summer

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River Bend News & Notes

Summer Newsletter Issue Online

Our summer newsletter issue is now online and available for you to read!

The newsletter features an article from executive director Breanna Wheeler, a new Naturalist Notebook on theTimber Rattle snake with original illustration by Moe Brand, news and notes, volunteer opportunities, upcoming calendar of events, and more!


Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

We had a great evening honoring all of those that help make River Bend the amazing place that it is. We can't thank you enough for all that you do!

volunteer picture


Summer camp 2017



Come See the New Prairie Wall Mural in our Interpretive Center

This February River Bend Nature Center began taking on the ambitious project to paint its north wall as a giant prairie mural. One of our Environmental Educators, Elsa Litecky, spearheaded this project, and with the help of a few volunteers they have made some great progess! Swing in and check it out for yourself!


Check out our video!

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