Lake Carlos State Park will host two events on Saturday, Feb. 15 — snowshoeing and bird counting.
From 10-11 a.m., park visitors and staff will take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a global project where volunteers count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days during a four-day count, and report their findings at birdcount.org.
To participate, meet at the Visitor Center. Park staff will help volunteers identify bird species.
"Winter birding is a great way to get into birds as there are fewer species to distinguish and they spend most of their time looking for food or resting in warmer roosting areas," the park said in a news release.
From 1–3 p.m., the park's Snowshoe with the Naturalist event brings together a park naturalist and those who want to explore the park by snowshoe. Snowshoers can go off trail to see unique places in the park if they wish.
Visitors may bring their own snowshoes or borrow a pair at the park. To participate, meet at the Visitor Center, bring a camera and a water bottle, and dress for the weather. Those planning to bring a large group should call ahead.