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Zumbro Valley Audubon Program: “Preston Chimney Swifts”


Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

In 2011, Preston set the record for the largest number of swifts in the state of Minnesota. Please join Audubon members for an enjoyable evening of watching Chimney Swifts do their amazing dive into the large chimney attached to the TrailHead Inn & Suites.

Gather at the Preston Trailhead, 112 Center Street, on Saturday, September 1 at 7:30pm to learn more about these fascinating creatures that have made Preston their home for decades. Bring a lawn chair if possible. For more information visit: www.zumbrovalleyaudubon.org

National Trout Center holds raffle for great prizes

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Here’s your chance to win a Headwaters Bamboo Rod (Model: Peerless Santiam 7’0” 5/6 wt Medium) valued at $800 and a box of seven dozen hand-tied flies by Lyle Besse valued at $200. To view these items please visit the National Trout Center’s ..... 
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Restoration of Minneopa State Park waterfall bridge will limit park access

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

An extensive reconstruction of the 90-year-old waterfall bridge at Minneopa State Park will limit access to certain areas of the park over the next three months, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "The waterfall brid ..... 
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1899 Independence Day celebration at Historic Forestville

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Join us for an Independence Day celebration with a flavor of the 19th century! The Grand Ceremony with the reading of the Decleration of Independence begins at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a food concession provided by the Friends of Forestville which includes K ..... 
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FREE! Fly casting, fly tying and fishing instruction with the federation of fly fishers

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Join us on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the National Trout Center in Preston, MN for a full day of free fly fishing activities. Learn from the best. The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a highly respected national organization, well known for produ ..... 
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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 o ..... 
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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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