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25 Nature Book Club
26 Restoration Club
1-14 Deer Mgmt Hunt
5 Bagels & Birds
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16 OWLS Luncheon
17 Give to the Max Day!
22 Nature Book Club
28 Homeschool Science Day

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Daily from 6am to 10pm

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Mon-Fri from 8am to 4:30pm
Sat from 9am to 4pm
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Bats, Bones & Bonfires

River Bend News & Notes

Give to the Max Day 2016

Bats, Bones & Bonfires is Saturday!

River Bend's annual Halloween family festival is this Saturday, October 29th. Join us for tons of non-scary Halloween fun for all ages. We'll have returning favorites like wagon rides in the prairie, games, live animals, a bouncy house, s'mores on the campfire, music and more! See our Bats, Bones & Bonfires website for all the details.

Trails Open During Deer Management Hunt

River Bend Nature Center will be holding an archery deer management hunt from November 1st through November 14th. This hunt is to help control the deer population in the Nature Center with a goal of ensuring healthy natural communities. When too many deer populate one area, native plants and animals are negatively affected. River Bend will remain open to the public during the hunt.

Please follow these safety guidelines when visiting the Nature Center during the hunt:

  1. Stay on designated trails and maintained areas. Do not walk off trail.
  2. Keep your pets on leash. It is River Bend policy (and City of Faribault law) that dogs remain on a physical leash while on the property. It is critically important that this policy is followed during the deer hutn.
  3. Wear blaze orange or other brightly colored clothing, even if you will not be hunting.
  4. Watch carefully for any hunt-related signs, and be sure to follow them.
  5. Check in at the Interpretive Center when you arrive or one of the outdoor kiosks to see if there is any additional hunt-related information.

For more information on River Bend's deer management hunt, please feel free to read through two deer management hunt documents.

Fall Newsletter Issue Online

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

The newsletter features an article from executive director Breanna Wheeler, introductions to our new staff members, deer hunt information for members and the public, a new Naturalist Notebook on the porcupine with original illustration by Moe Brand, news and notes, volunteer opportunities, upcoming calendar of events, and more!

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