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Falconry Program August 10


Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Falconry...the taking of wild quarry with a trained raptor. That is the definition of the Sport of Kings, but you don’t have to be a king to practice it.

Have you ever been curious about falconry? Do you enjoy watching raptors such as hawks, falcons and eagles? Do you like getting out into wild places? If you’ve said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ll enjoy meeting master falconer Carolyn Standlee-Hanson. She will explain the sport of falconry in America, demonstrate the equipment used to manage the birds, and you’ll get to meet a live Red-tailed Hawk and a Harris Hawk.

Since the birds are finishing their molts and hunting season hasn’t begun, the birds will not hunt during the program. Interested individuals may be able to go hunting with Carolyn at a later date.

This program is open to the public and donations are appreciated. The Houston Nature Center is located one block north of the intersection of Highways 16 and 76 in Trailhead Park in Houston, Minn. For more information contact the Center at 507-896-4668 or nature@acegroup.cc.

Bike Trail Update

Tue, Jul 30th, 2013
Posted in Whalan The Great Outdoors

Here is the latest Trail Report: The contractor has two more expansion joints to install on the first bridge west of Whalan and one on the confluence bridge. He is doing the confluence bridge today, July 26, and the bridge near Whalan on Monday, Ju ..... 
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Visit the HOUSTON Overlook Sign

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Saturday, July 27, 7:00 PM Meet at the Houston Nature Center Ever want to go up to see the huge stone “HOUSTON” sign on the hill north of Houston but didn’t know who to call or how to get there? Here’s your chance! All landowners and r ..... 
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Attention Veterans, Widows and Widowers of Veterans:

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

If your home sustained damage from the flooding events over the weekend of June 21, you may be able to get some assistance from the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs.  Some of the items that you may be able to be reimbursed back for are: ..... 
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Injured Raptor Training July 13

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in All 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. ..... 
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Fillmore County Board Declares State of Emergency

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The county board at its June 25 meeting declared a state of emergency in Fillmore County due to major losses from the flooding this past week and adopted a resolution to use emergency procedures to repair roads and bridges. The declaration allows th ..... 
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Hike to Indian Monument

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

High atop the bluff on the south side of Houston, Minn. and hidden amongst the dense tree canopy lies a large and interesting rock formation locally known as “Indian Monument.” There is no known connection to Native Americans, but the hike and f ..... 
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Recap of Weekend Power Outages

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

RUSHFORD, Minn. — Three days of storms that brought heavy rain and lightning have left Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) employees and members hoping for a break from Mother Nature. Power outages began Friday morning (June 21) and continued on ..... 
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Stand (for) our ground

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

If there was ever a year to be a worst case scenario for soil erosion, 2013 could be it. The last two years of timely rains and almost ideal conditions for harvest have erased the memories of the rains of 2007 and 2008 which devastated parts of sou ..... 
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