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Week of May 10, 2010 – nature centers

Wood Lake Nature Center… this 150-acre natural area with 3 miles of trails and boardwalks through marsh, forest and prairie in the first-ring suburb of Richfield was one of the first nature centers in the Twin Cities… open daily at 6710 Lake Shore Drive…

 

Richardson Nature Centermakes up about 150 acres of Bloomington's 1000-acre Highland Park… 3 1/2 miles of trails, exhibits with live amphibians, reptiles and raptors… open daily at 8737 East Bush Lake Rd…

 

Westwood Hills Nature Center… this 150-acre natural area in St. Louis Park features marshland, woods, a lake, and restored prairie… deer, fox, mink, and owls make their homes here, as do the bees in the apiary… just south of I-394 and west of Hwy 169, open daily…

 

Harriet Alexander Nature Center… nestled within Roseville's expansive Central Park, the trails and boardwalk of this nature center circluate throughout its 52 acres of marsh, forest and prairie… the center provides protection for hundreds of animal and plant species… at 2520 No Dale St, interpretive center closed Mondays…

Tamarack Nature Center… love "Morph the Transforming Frog" made of recycled items… pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and become part of the transformation… a 320-acre nature setting with 5 miles of trails is about 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul at 5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Township…

Dodge Nature Center… a working farm, bee apiary, orchard, 5-6 miles of trails, even a preschool, are all part of this 320 nature center that was one of the first in the state of Minnesota… explore it at 365 Marie Ave, West St. Paul…

 

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I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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