Snowshoe at the Sanctuary; 2024 dates TBD!
Meet at the American Bear Association Visitor Center at 10:30am for a 1-hour presentation. We are located at 4303 Highway 53 Orr, MN 55771
11:30am- We will head out into the field to snowshoe and ID birds and tracks seen! This portion of the program will last 2-3 hours with drive time.
Registration for this event is $15 and you MUST pre-register!
Learn about all the different mammals and birds that live in the Northwoods of Minnesota during the winter months. Snow shoeing is a great way to stay active during the winter months as well as an excellent means of exploring hard to get to locations at the sanctuary. You will snowshoe down onto the property of the sanctuary (1-2 miles depending on where we begin) guided sanctuary staff. You will learn how to identify bird species seen on the hike and any tracks made in the snow by common mammals (bobcat, wolf, pine marten, snowshoe hare, mink etc.) Learn about hibernation (specifically bear hibernation) and all of the animals that use hibernation to survive winters in Minnesota. You will also learn about the different adaptations that the active animals use during winter months to survive. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM! You must cancel 30 days in advance to get a full refund. Space is limited, register early! Minimum of 2 people must be registered or event will be cancelled and refund will be given. This program is weather dependent. Bring binoculars, snow shoes, camera, many warm layers, snacks and water! Purchase a souvenir to remember this unforgettable experience! Our NEW gift shop will also be open prior to the program, so don’t forget your wallet!
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