The Wild Life
Join experienced naturalist and nature nerd, Devon Bowker, on a series of themed hiking adventures focused on forging connections with, and learning about, the natural world around you. On these hikes, you'll discover the social network of trees, nocturnal life, what wild lives are doing as the seasons change, and how you can become a master birder---even in the dead of winter! Of course, any other questions or curiosities you have along the way are far game, too! Devon is also the creator and host of The Wild Life (www.thewildlife.blog), a science & nature blog and podcast aimed at increasing accessibility to scientific information, involvement in citizen science, and connections to the wonderful world we live in. The Wild Life can be found wherever you get your podcasts! If you'd like to keep up to date with Devon, you can follow him on Instagram @devonthenatureguy or shop in his The Wild Life store.
September 14 at 1pm - The Social Network of Trees: Kraemer Lake
If trees could talk, what would they say? Eavesdrop on the underground conversations of trees and catch a rare glimpse at the mysterious social network known as the Wood Wide Web.
October 12 at 7pm - Full Moon Hike: Rockville
Join naturalist, Devon Bowker, on a hike under the light of the full moon as we discover nocturnal lives and explore the natural phenomena under its influence.
November 9 at 1pm - Seasons Change: Mississippi
Minnesota is fortunate to experience all 4 seasons. The changes between them—and the changes experienced by the plants and animals exposed to the elements—can be witnessed in both extreme swings and near invisible changes. On this hike, we are going to explore the woods on a search for signs of a changing season.
December 14 at 1pm - Winter Birding: Warner Lake
Many think that birding is something that can only be done in the summer in MN, but a surprisingly large amount of species stick around. How do they survive? How do they stay warm? On this hike, you’ll get answers to those questions, as well as learn how to spot and identify common Minnesota winter birds—and just in time for volunteering for the annual Christmas Bird Count!