Splash in a popular park in southern Minnesota

Whether you want to observe wildlife, help take down an invasive weed, or shoot arrows at paint balloons, the River Bend Nature Center in Faribault has a fun-filled day planned for you.

  • Splatter Paint Archery Thursday September 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • National Public Lands Day on Saturday September 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Bagels & Birds on Saturday October 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Archery and Splatter Paint program is an adult night on Thursday, September 23. You will learn to shoot with bow and arrows. You will have the chance to shoot balloons filled with paint to create some natural artwork. The program costs $ 10 for center members and $ 15 for non-members.

If you have buckthorn in your garden like we do, you know how nasty it can be. River Bend is having a morning cut and pull of some of these plants on Saturday September 25th. No charge for this one. But you should still call to register. And bring your own gloves, water and a snack, and wear closed-toe shoes.

And for a more relaxing time at River Bend, book Saturday, October 2 for “bagels and birds” to watch your feathered friends through the windows on nature. There is no charge, but please register.

This might also be a good time to register for the popular River Bend “Bats, Bones and Bonfires” event on October 30, 2021. Go here to access the registration page.

To inquire about any of these programs and to register, please call 507-332-7151 or visit www.rbnc.org.

If you’re just looking for a great park for hiking or trail running, River Bend is a great option.

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