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National Bike Month promotes health in children in Harmony and Preston


Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce and Preston Tourism are proud announce the “Harmony-Preston Biking Passport” for all children and youth up to age 18. To celebrate National Bike Month in May and to encourage local children and youth to use our beautiful trails, the Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce and Preston Tourism have teamed up to create this passport which will be available to all at the Harmony Visitor Center or Trail Head Inn in Preston.

Every time a child rides on the trail in Harmony or Preston, they will receive a stamp. After eight times on the trail in May and June, the riders will be entered into a drawing for prizes. At the end there will be a bike parade for the little riders and a best decorated helmet competition. The “Harmony-Preston Biking Passport” is to promote healthy living and showcase our beautiful trail system to our local children and youth.

The event will kick off May 5 at the Trail Head Park in Harmony at 10 am with a prize drawing for all the children/youth that start the first day. Bring the kids out to ride the trail and don’t forget to wear your helmet!

Prairie Walk at Houston Nature Center

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Come for an easy one hour walk along the award-winning Houston levee prairie in Trailhead Park. Find out why cord grass can give you welts and which plant holds water for the birds to drink. Smell the plant that bears the same name as an ingredient ..... 
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Swifts enjoy communal roost in Preston

Mon, Sep 5th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

About twenty bird and nature enthusiasts spent a pleasant evening, Wednesday August 31, at the Trailhead parking lot watching a current local phenomenon. Hundreds of swifts swarm around the old Preston elementary school chimney before funneling down ..... 
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Transporting Injured Raptors - You Can Help!

Fri, Jul 15th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

What should you do if you find an injured hawk, eagle, or owl? The Houston Nature Center serves as a collection and transportation hub for the sick and injured raptors of this area since the nearest wildlife rehabilitators are in the Twin Cities, bu ..... 
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Houston Nature Center & tent camping open for business

Fri, Jul 15th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

The Houston Nature Center is owned and operated by the City of Houston, with no state (or county) funding. There you can meet Alice the Great Horned Owl, check out the hands-on nature displays, extensive native prairie plantings, and recycled bicycl ..... 
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Local Spring Valley man shoots wild boar

Tue, May 24th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Recently, Dick Harreld of Spring Valley, took a trip to the foothills of Sierra, Nevada, in Placer County, hoping to shoot a wild hog. On May 14, he shot this female boar of Russian wild hog descent.

Spring into hoof health

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

As spring arrives with its gentle breezes, warm temperatures, and promises to eradicate winter from our memory, it also can bring unpleasant issues to the farm, especially where horses are concerned.

More often than not, someone has either h ..... 
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Outback Ranch...a family experience

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

"In riding a horse, we borrow freedom." - Helen Thompson

If this quote holds even the slightest bit of truth, one looking for a bit of freedom would look no further than the Outback Ranch. Nestled into the hills and valleys just east of Fill ..... 
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Root River Saddle Club

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Club One, of only three saddle clubs in the southeastern most portion of the state, and the only one in Fillmore County, Root River Saddle Club has a rich tradition of both horsemanship and promotion of family fun. While one might think it is limite ..... 
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