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The Blog

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day| Snakes and Spiders!

Last year, we decided to celebrate Valentine’s by sharing the love with some of nature’s most unloved: snakes and spiders! We had some of our all-time favorite guests and amazing sci-commers on as a part of the series, and it’d be an absolute shame if their charm was lost to years past, so we’re sharing … Continue reading Share the Love this Valentine’s Day| Snakes and Spiders!

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Hike With Us

The Wild Life is working in partnership with HIKEHoppers, a central-MN based non-profit organization whose vision is to connect "people to nature through hiking events, educational learning experiences, and wellness services, in order to support healthier and happier communities."

On the second Saturday of each month, you can join experienced naturalist, nature nerd, and creator/host of The Wild Life, Devon Bowker (@devonthenatureguy), on a series of themed hiking adventures focused on forging connections with, and learning about, the natural world around you. On these hikes, you'll discover the social network of trees, nocturnal life, what wild lives are doing as the season's change, and how you can become a master birder---even in the dead of winter! Of course, any other questions or curiosities you have along the way are fair game, too!

On occasion, resident hiking expert and tip guru, Chelsea Bowker (@teacherwhohikes) will also be tagging along!

Here is a list of hikes scheduled for the remainder of the year. All hikes are at Stearns County, MN parks.

You can register at

March 13th, 2021 @ 1 pm: Warner Lake County Park, Clearwater, MN
April 10th, 2021 @ 1 pm: Rockville County Park, Rockville, MN
May 8th, 2021 @ 6 am to 10 am: Big Day of Birding at Quarry Park, Waite Park, MN
June 12th, 2021 @ 1 pm: Kraemer Lake-Wildwood County Park, St. Joseph, MN
July 10th, 2021 @ 1 pm: Mississippi River County Park, Rice, MN