About Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood Nature Center is a 40-acre preserve operated by the City of Maplewood. The Visitor Center is located at 2659 East Seventh Street in Maplewood and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Nature Play Yard adjoins the Visitor Center. Trails wind through oak woods and marsh and are open every day from dawn to dusk. Use of facilities is free of charge. Many of the Naturalist led programs are free or come with a minimal charge. For more information about Maplewood Nature Center and its programs visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170.
The Friends of Maplewood Nature is a non-profit organization supporting the mission of Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood Preserves. Check out the Friends on the web: www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or https://friendsofmaplewoodnature.wordpress.com/
To Register for a Nature Center Program:
Register by credit card online www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com, click on the “Register Online go – button.” If you have trouble registering online, call 651-249-2170. You may also register by check or cash – sent to Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 7th St. E, Maplewood, MN 55119, by the date indicated. Program sizes are limited, register early. For more information please call 651-249-2170.
FISH CREEK TRAIL GRAND OPENING!
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 – 8:30 PM; (Date has been changed from June 21 to June 22)
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: 7:00 PM
RAINDATE: (CHECK CITY WEBSITE FOR WEATHER UPDATES OR CALL THE NATURE CENTER, 651-249-2170)
AT FISH CREEK- HENRY LANE AND CARVER AVE. PARALLEL PARK ALONG HENRY LANE.
It’s Summer Solstice-why not join us to celebrate the brand new walking trail through the Fish Creek uplands? Scenic views of rolling hills filled with new prairie wildflowers and grasses will amaze and delight. On the way up, try your hand at identifying some pollinators and the wildflowers they depend on, catch and release some fascinating insects! At the top, meet some of the people involved in creating this new site; take your picture with Ella the Bee. Enjoy some tastes of fruit and ice cream snacks (Thank goodness for BEES!). Explore and discover a prairie remnant and restoration; interesting bur oak research project; and bee monitoring transects. Kids can win a doorprize for taking the colorful Fish Creek Habitat/History Bingo! Little ones can make and take a simple butterfly kite; and more! There’s something for everyone, so see you there!
Fish Creek natural area partners are Great River Greening, Xerces Society, Ramsey County, Friends of Maplewood Nature