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Prairie Heritage Center plans family fun activities

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

An "Evening Prairie Hike" will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center for a mile hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your sense of adventure.

The beauty and diversity of a tall-grass prairie peaks in the late summer. The Big Bluestem grasses take on an amber hue and reach for the sky with their towering height.

Many of the yellow flowers of fall lure in the insects before frost removes them from the landscape. Stroll through the prairie on a relaxing wildflower hike with the O'Brien County Naturalist.

Also you can take a step back in time to the days of the pioneers. The O'Brien County Conservation Board is holding a Historical Fall Fest at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is sure to provide a great time for everyone in the family.

Come for the afternoon or just spend a few hours taking in the fall colors and the fun.

Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the prairie to the pioneer cemetery. Sample fresh pressed apple cider and popcorn. Experiment with some older farm tools. Enter your toss in the Bison Chip Throwing contest. There will be a spinning demonstration, crafts, games and fun for everyone. There is much to see and do at the Prairie Heritage Center.

There is no charge for this event. Make plans to participate.

For more information, contact the Conservation Board at 712-295-7200. The Prairie Heritage Center is located three miles Southeast of Sutherland

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