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Foster Fest

Foster Fest returns for 2018! Foster Fest is an all day benefit concert and festival event to benefit Mission 21 (www.mission21mn.org). With tons of family friendly activities, and bands all day, this event is sure to entertain people of all ages! We hope you’ll join us to help support an incredible cause, and have a blast doing it!

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Building Shared Experiences: You won’t Egret it

Robin in the rain you’re such a saucy fellow Robin in the rain mind your socks of yellow -Raffi In Minnesota, spotting the rotund orange-yellow bellies of the Robin is one of the first signs of spring. Being smarter than most Minnesotans, robins along with flocks of other migrating birds head to places with sun […]

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Maple Syruping at Oxbow Park

Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo (5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron) offers a number of special events. For more information on any of these events visit their website at www.co.olmsted.mn.us or call 775-2451. In case of inclement weather, call 775-2451 for program information/changes.

Join park staff for a brief history of maple syruping then hike to Oxbow’s sugar bush as we demonstrate how we tap our sugar maples. This program ends with a small sample of Oxbow Parks’ maple syrup! Dress for the weather and expect mud.

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All About Owls at Oxbow Park

Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo (5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron) offers a number of special events. For more information on any of these events visit their website at www.co.olmsted.mn.us or call 775-2451. In case of inclement weather, call 775-2451 for program information/changes.

It’s owl courtship time!  Let us show you WHOO they are, where they live, and how they live in our natural world.  Live birds will be displayed. 

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Otter Feeding at Oxbow Park

Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo (5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron) offers a number of special events. For more information on any of these events visit their website at www.co.olmsted.mn.us or call 775-2451. In case of inclement weather, call 775-2451 for program information/changes.

River otters are a curious animal with many adaptations for hunting on land and fishing in the water. Watch a staff member feed the river otter at Zollman Zoo and learn fun facts about river otters.

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Winter Adaptations at Oxbow Park

Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo (5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron) offers a number of special events. For more information on any of these events visit their website at www.co.olmsted.mn.us or call 775-2451. In case of inclement weather, call 775-2451 for program information/changes.

Animals all have ways to survive winter. Some adaptations might be sleeping the whole winter, flying south to a warmer destination, or becoming dormant. This program discusses terms of hibernation, migration, dormant and active behaviors for animals to survive winter.

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Critter Sunday at Quarry Hill Nature Center

Critter Sunday

Sundays at Quarry Hill Nature Center are public programs (Bird Banding, Critter Sunday, Cave Tour & Historic HIke) open to all ages are held every Sunday at 1:30 pm. $2 adults, $1 kids, free to members. Quarry Hill Nature Center, www.qhnc.org, 328-3950.

Enjoy an up close look at one of Quarry Hill’s live animals including a chance to learn about and observe feeding and care of the animals. 

  • Jan. 22, Animals Surviving Winter
  • Feb. 19, Owls
  • March 19, Goodness Snakes
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Build an American Kestrel Box

Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo (5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron) offers a number of special events. For more information on any of these events visit their website at www.co.olmsted.mn.us or call 775-2451. In case of inclement weather, call 775-2451 for program information/changes.

Learn about the natural history of the smallest falcon in Minnesota, the American Kestrel. Help improve population numbers for the Kestrel’s by constructing a nest box. A staff member will give instructions where to place the box for the best Kestrel habitat. Only 25 boxes ($5.00 each) are available, so call 775-2451 to reserve one soon! Ages 5 and up.

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