SUTHERLAND - Every season is unique on the tall grass prairie. So come to the O'Brien County Prairie Heritage Center at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. (Please note the change in location from the newsletter and PHC's web calendar) and discover this special landscape in the winter and explore the prairie under the cover of snow.
Dress warmly because the presentation heads outdoors to discover what lies under the snow. The hike will be on foot or snowshoes depending on the snow cover. Enjoy the crisp air, the sounds and smells of the season, and a great excuse to take a break from the hurried pace of the holidays.
While at the center, check out the Tallgrass Prairie -- Past, Present and Future exhibit on display through Jan. 5. This museum quality traveling exhibit will be on site only for a limited time.
Also, the Prairie Heritage Center will be offering a snowshoe class. Few experiences can match stomping across the newly fallen snow on a good pair of snowshoes. Making those snowshoes yourself adds even more to the moment.
Consider signing up for a snowshoe making class offered by the O'Brien County Conservation Board.
The class will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, Jan. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. However orders for materials must be made by Monday, Dec. 20.
Kits come in three styles -- Ojibway, Huron and Bear Paw. Each kit includes the frame, nylon cording and binding. Once finished, the shoes are not only incredibly serviceable but also are an object of beauty.
The material cost for the class is $130.
Please call the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200 by Dec. 20 to sign up for the course.