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.

Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park T-Shirts available! See this Poster for details.

May
31
Sun
Wildflower Ambassadors Cancelled for 2020!
May 31 all-day

As we approach the spring wildflower season we are unfortunately facing significant uncertainty surrounding public health.  We have decided to cancel the Wildflower Ambassador program at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park this year to ensure that we are not putting our volunteers unnecessarily at risk of harm.  We appreciate all of the hard work that you do for the park, and hope that you will all consider volunteering next year.

Jul
18
Sat
Art in the Park Ice-cream Social
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art in the park ice cream social for kids of all ages
July 18 at the picnic shelter.  1-3 pm painting  3-5 pm ice cream social
Aug
22
Sat
Monarch Butterfly Presentation – Katy Gillispie
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am
Monarch butterfly presentation by Katy Gillispie, master naturalist volunteer who raises monarchs and recently travelled to the monarch winter roost in Mexico.
August 22 10 am at the picnic shelter.
Aug
29
Sat
Butterfly Walk at the Prairie
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm
Butterfly walk at the Prairie. See monarchs gathering for migration.
August 29 1 pm.  Meet at park office.
Sep
20
Sun
Friends of the Big Woods Annual Gathering
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm

Friends of the Big Woods Annual Gathering.  Sunday September 20.

Hotdogs provided.  Bring other food if you wish.

Open meeting at 4, speaker at 5 (watch for more info) and picnic to follow at picnic shelter.

Oct
10
Sat
Big Woods Run and Prairie Walk
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am
Big Woods Run and Prairie Walk.  October 10, 9 am.
Sponsored by St. John’s UCC just south of the park.
For information:   finalstretch.com/bigwoodsrun