Naturalist programs slated at Lake Carlos State Park
Plan on being at Lake Carlos State Park this coming weekend? Here's a look at the naturalist programs that are scheduled:
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Hidden Lake Trail Hike. The one and a half (two hour) hike has it all. There will be great views of a lake, a bog, a young and old forest and the group will search for the animals and plants unique to all of them on the easy hike. Meet at swimming beach parking lot.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Nature Cart: a look at the mammals of Lake Carlos State Park. A naturalist will rove the lower and upper campground with furs from Lake Carlos wildlife for visitors to touch and examine. Try and identify all of the furs. Furs will be at the Visitors Center if raining.
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Owls of Lake Carlos State Park. Learn all about the three owl species that spend the whole year at Lake Carlos State Park. Learn cool facts about how owls have adapted to survive. The program will help prepare visitors for the next night's Owling Hike. Meet at Amphitheater.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Woodpeckers of Lake Carlos State Park. There are seven different kinds of woodpeckers to be found inside the park. How do they live together? All woodpecker questions can be answered at this event. Meet at Visitor Center.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Nature Cart: Call of the Wild. A naturalist will rove the lower and upper campgrounds with recordings of Lake Carlos wildlife, Try and guess which animals are recorded. Roving the lower and upper campgrounds.
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Owling Hike. The one mile (one hour) hike will take the group on portions of the Maple-Basswood Trail in search of owls beginning their nightly hunt. Meet at the Visitors Center.
If you have any questions about the naturalist programs, contact Alexander Watson, Lake Carlos State Park naturalist, at (320) 852-7471.