Get outside and get in touch with Mother Nature this weekend at three nature focused events hosted by the Fargo Park District. Spend a day learning about trees, watching the birds, learning about bugs and gardening or enjoying the trails. Admission to these events is free and everyone is welcome!
Arbor Day Celebration- May 15
Join the City of Fargo, Fargo Park District, River Keepers, and Cass County Soil Conservation Service at a tree planting ceremony in celebration of Arbor Day! This year’s Arbor Day Celebration will take place Friday, May 15 at 9:30 am at Oak Grove Park. The Carl Ben Eielson Middle School Seahawks and Discovery School Lynx teams, along with several other volunteers, will be planting about 90 new trees throughout Oak Grove Park.
Trees have great importance to the environmental quality and economic vitality of our community. They cool our city, fight pollution, conserve energy, and make our neighborhoods more livable Planting trees in key area along the Red River will create a buffer to maintain river bank stability, encourage the growth of native plants, improve water quality, and provide habitat for river wildlife.
Fargo Birding Festival- May 16
Join the Fargo Park District for a morning of birds and binoculars in beautiful South Fargo. The Fargo Park District is hosting the Fargo Birding Festival from 7:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, May 16 at Forest River Property, located at 76 Ave S & Red River, Fargo. The Forest River Property was recently designated as an Important Bird Area by Audubon Dakota.
This festival is free for the entire community. Bring your family out and learn about birding from experts. Kids are invited to create bagel bird feeders and enjoy activities courtesy of Audubon Dakota. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own binoculars
Nature Adventure- May 16
Bring the family for a fun afternoon outdoors at Nature Adventure on Saturday, May 16 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Trollwood Park Main Shelter! The celebration is held in conjunction with National Kids to Parks Day, a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust. Special guest Smokey Bear will be on site, so bring your camera. NDSU Entomologist, Don Carey will bring his collection of bugs for all to learn about. Zoo keepers from the Red River Zoo will be on site to share their knowledge of animal adaptations. The Audobon Dakota and River Keepers will share information about trees, nature and rivers. The Girl Scouts will teach guests planting and gardening techniques. Enjoy the trails, make a variety of nature crafts and have a lite snack.
Can’t make it to one of these fun events this weekend? Take advantage of the recreational trails, fishing, picnicking and other facilities and amenities the Fargo Park District has to offer year round. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.fargoparks.com.