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Snakes of the Blufflands


Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All The Great Outdoors



Sixteen of Minnesota’s seventeen kinds of snakes live in the blufflands.  On Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m., come to the Houston Nature Center to learn how we can live, work and recreate and still conserve these awesome creatures. Find out how rattlesnake/people encounters can be reduced while at the same time keeping this fascinating snake from disappearing. A slide show about area snakes and a live snake program will be given.  See a live fox snake and rattlesnake.  Bring a camera for a picture of your loved one touching a fox snake!

Newest state record fish hooked in Root River, again

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

May 8 is turning into a red-letter date for angler Chad Wentzel. Last year on that day, Wentzel landed the state record golden redhorse. A year later to the day, on the bank of the Root River in Fillmore County, he broke his own state record by on ..... 
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Check for ticks

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Tick-related illness is common from June to August. Fillmore County Public Health reminds you to protect yourself from black-legged tick bites so that you do not become ill from Lyme disease. Lyme disease symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, ..... 
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Fillmore County residents invited to public meeting concerning emerald ash borer Public can also weigh in on adoption of a formal quarantine of Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Residents in Fillmore County are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the county. On April 24, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an EABV infestatio ..... 
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Minnesota state parks and trails offer new bike tune-up stations

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has installed 31 new bicycle tune-up stations in state parks and on state trails. The stations are equipped with basic bike maintenance tools, including air pumps. “These stations are a convenient n ..... 
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Minnesota state parks and trails launch new statewide geocaching challenge

Wed, Apr 22nd, 2015
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day by answering “the call of the wildflowers” by participating in a new statewide geocaching adventure that begins today, April 22. Camouflaged containers are hidden and waiting to be discovered throughout ..... 
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That squirrel is not an albino, probably.

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Most white squirrels are not albino squirrels, but are those who have a white fur coat due to leucism, which is caused by a recessive gene found in certain eastern gray squirrels. In short, most of the white squirrels are not albinos, but both term ..... 
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Help us conserve bees, protect sensitive areas

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Conserving bees and other sensitive species and foliage requires effort from everyone. We need your help identifying areas that might be sensitive to pesticide or fertilizer spraying. Every year Farmers Co-op Elevator employees attend applicator t ..... 
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Preston hears NTC update

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

George Spangler, NTC board of directors chairman, presented a detailed five year review of the National Trout Center since its inception in 2009 at the Preston City Council’s March 16 meeting. Councilman Charles Sparks was absent. The environmen ..... 
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