Enjoy a burger or hot dog off the grill and then head out on the grounds for a variety of activities including buckthorn removal, litter pick-up, garden preparation.
Dodge Nature Center
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Dodge Nature Center is holding its annual Frosty Fun Festival this Saturday.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Dodge Nature Center. Join us for our annual Frosty Fun Festival. Activities include: - Kick-sledding, ice bowling, ice mini-golf, and snowshoeing (depending on snow depth) - Dog sled rides for children ages 4 through 12 (Pre-registration and pre-payment required for dog sled rides. $5/person fee. Call 651.455.4531 to register.) - Sledding hill and boot hockey - Bonfire - Concessions with hot beverages, hot dogs, and snacks - Medallion hunt with prizes - Winter art activities - Puppet theater - Reindeer led sleigh rides (additional fee payable at event; no required pre-registration or pre-payment) Saturday, January 26 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Farm Entrance- 1701 Charlton Street, …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The eagle died at the estimated age of 35, according to Dodge Nature Center.
Follow Mendota Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter As the end of the year approaches, Patch recaps the biggest stories of 2012—both in terms of pageviews and impact on the Mendota Heights community. The following article was posted March 5, 2012. Editor's Note: Dodge Nature Center posted this update on Tuesday: "Sadly, our Kestrel was put down today. Last Friday, after returning from the Raptor Center and putting our Eagle down, Naturalist Pam had to return as the Kestrel was having difficulty breathing. The Kestrel was put on oxygen for the weekend but could not handle the stress of breathing." The American bald eagle that has called Dodge Nature Center home for 33 years has died. The bird, …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Activities will include nature programs, face painting, scary hair, storytelling, music, wagon rides and a costume contest for different age levels.
Editor's note: The following is a press release for Dodge Nature Center. Meet at the Farm Entrance at 1701 Charlton Street. Walk the friendly trick or treat trail, or, if you dare, the scary trail along the ghostly pond and haunted prairie. Family fun activities throughout the evening include nature programs, face painting, scary hair, storytelling, music, wagon rides and a costume contest for different age levels. The Trick or Treat Trail, DJ, nature programs, wagon rides, face painting, and storytelling will be open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Scary Trail will be open from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. When? Friday, October 26th 2012 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. How much? Members $6/person Non-members $9/person **Preregister for your fastpass** For additional…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Catch The Eddies this Friday, Aug. 17.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Families gathered at Rock the Barn Farm Festival 2012 on Saturday at Dodge Nature Center.
Rock music, baby animals, and kids games drew a crowd at the Rock and Barn Farm Festival on Saturday at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul. Musical groups such as Snapdragon Seeds and HamDog performed at the event. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Discount rates are available for those who register before noon on Friday.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The eagle died Friday at the estimated age of 35, according to Dodge Nature Center.
Editor's Note: Dodge Nature Center posted this update on Tuesday: "Sadly, our Kestrel was put down today. Last Friday, after returning from the Raptor Center and putting our Eagle down, Naturalist Pam had to return as the Kestrel was having difficulty breathing. The Kestrel was put on oxygen for the weekend but could not handle the stress of breathing." The American bald eagle that has called Dodge Nature Center home for 33 years has died. The bird, estimated to be about 35 years old, was hospitalized March 2 for complications from advanced age, and was euthanized, according to a statement released by Dodge on Monday. The eagle arrived at Dodge Nature Center in 1979, after being hit by a car in northern Minnesota and losing one of her …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Dodge Nature Center has changed their position on whether a trail should run through the Marie Avenue property.
Editor's Note: Dakota County Commissioner Tom Egan represents Mendota Heights, Lilydale, Mendota and a portion of Eagan. He was elected to office in 2004 and is now serving his second four-year term. Egan will write regularly to Patch readers about county government. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners hopes that it is running into a temporary hiccup in completion of the North Urban Regional Trail (NURT) anticipated by many residents of Mendota Heights, Mendota and Lilydale for years. After planning the nearly eight-mile long NURT for fifteen years with a segment of approximately one mile running through a portion of Dodge Nature Center (DNC), the current DNC board of directors has changed its position on supporting that segment. …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Dodge Nature Center's annual Halloween Extravaganza rolls out lots of treats, and a few tricks.
Hundreds of eager trick-or-treaters got an early start on Halloween Saturday evening at the Dodge Nature Center's annual Halloween Extravaganza. Eager children and their parents walked the Trick or Treat Trail And collected candy and other goodies. The bravest tackled the Scary Trail, which featured no treats but plenty of scares along the nature center's ghostly pond and haunted prairie. Families took advantage of face painting, scary hair and spooky stories inside, as well as educational programs, skits and a costume contest outside.