Smartphone Birding Seminar

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Birding Seminar

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Give to The Max Day

Now is great time to join the Friends of Maplewood Nature! Make your donation today for Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 16th. Your gift today directly enhances and improves the Maplewood Nature Center and Preserves. By supporting the Friends, you gain a voice in shaping the natural spaces in your community.  Go to: Give to the Max

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Board Openings

The Board of Directors of the Friends of Maplewood Nature has opening for members. Commitment is typically 2 hr every other month.  Qualifications are an interest in help Board accomplish its mission.  Contact Board President Jim Beardsley if you are interested.

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Give to the MaxMN

Please consider a gift to the Friends of Maplewood Nature on Give to the MaxMN Day 2016 November 17th.

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Outstanding Owls

(For all ages)
AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E. 7th Street, Maplewood, MN 55119
Meet an owl up close and learn what makes these creatures such a hoot!

4:30PM: Halloween Hijinks Puppet Show and a tasty treat.
5:00PM: Raptor Center presentation
6:00PM-7:30PM: Older kids can dissect owl pellets, while younger ones make an owl craft! Learn owl calls and go on a night hike around the pond in search of our feathered friends.

Dress for the weather! Treats and beverage provided.
Register early space is limited!
Co-sponsored by the Friends of Maplewood Nature.
Fee: Prepay $5/person by Wednesday, October 26.
To register, go to and click on the Register Online Go button. Call 651-249-2170 if you need help registering.

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New Additions to Website

New photo galleries have been added to our website

Stay tuned more to be added soon

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Early Notice – Special Event

At Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre, Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Avenue , Maplewood, MN

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:30-7:00 Check-in, Book Sales and Signing
7:00-8:00 Presentation
8:15 Drawing for Door Prize

See Announcements/Special Events Page of our website.

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Welcome to the new Friends of Maplewood Nature Site.

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Board Update

The Friends of Maplewood Nature board members have been working on the development of goals and plans for fundraising, membership drives, event sponsorships and marketing/publicity.  Another planning meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd at 5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Nature Center.

The board is currently looking for additional members as we move forward with the planning process.  Anyone is welcome to come to a board meeting and find out what we’re all about. No special skills are needed other than a love of nature and a desire to support our mission.  If you would like more information, feel free to call the nature center at 651-249-2170.  We hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Event

The Friends of Maplewood Nature is pleased to be a sponsor of this exciting upcoming event:

Outdoor Family Expo

Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free! Indoors at Maplewood Community Center

Join the fun, learn new skills, talk to the experts, and find the resources you need to fully enjoy the outdoors at the Maplewood Outdoor Family Expo. Expo highlights include live animals, geocaching, fishing booth, birding information, gardening answers, vendors, and much, much more.  For more information go to or call 651-249-2230.
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