Events

We Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park invite you to join us in our activities.  Check here often for future activities and opportunities for volunteering.

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    Monarch Butterflies 10:00 am
    Monarch Butterflies @ Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
    Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    The program will include live caterpillars and other hands-on materials. You will learn about the life cycle, migration, population status, milkweed plants, how to look for signs of monarch activity and what you can do[...]
    Monarch Hike at Prairie 10:00 am
    Monarch Hike at Prairie @ Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Office
    Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Nerstrand State Park’s restored prairie is a late summer gathering spot for Monarch butterflies filling up with wildflower nectar in preparation for their migration to Mexico. Meet at the park office and then carpool to[...]