Yesterday (July 21st), Meredith Fjelsted, South St. Paul, participated in an Amateur Wildlife Photography Workshop at Minnesota Wildlife Connection, Sandstone. The event was a birthday gift from her husband, Scott. What an adventure it was! In three hours, Meredith took hundreds of photos of an adult and pup timberwolf, young foxes, a bear cub, baby racoons and a whitetail fawn.
Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Category
July 22nd, 2012 by woodlandtrails
June 11th, 2012 by woodlandtrails
St. Croix State Park is Minnesota’s largest, with over 34,000 acres, and is located just minutes from Woodland Trails B&B.
Getting to the park from Woodland Trails is easy: Take MN Hwy. 48 west 8 miles to the main park entrance road. From there go south on County Hwy. 22 five miles to the park check-in building.
Check out park events here.
Interested in Geocaching in the park? Bring your GPS receiver or borrow one of theirs.
June 9th, 2012 by woodlandtrails
|Friday, May 10th at 6 p.m.||Freddy Fender, Jr. presents a special Dinner Show. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Call 800-238-894.|
|Friday & Saturday,
April 26th & 27th at 9 p.m.
|Roy Dawson & the Bootleggers perform in the West Winds Lounge at St. Croix Casino, Danbury, located just four miles from Woodland Trails.|
|Friday & Saturday, May 10th & 11th at 8 p.m.||The Chippendales (Male Review)at Grand Casino Hinckley Events & Convention Center. Tickets go on sale March 14th at 10 a.m.|
|Saturday, May 11th from 8 – 10 a.m.||Spring Migration Birding Tour at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area|
|Tuesday, May 14th, 8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Songbird Banding at Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center located near Grantsbury, Wisconsin, just 20 minutes from Woodland Trials.Many birds migrate through Crex Meadows each spring and fall. Join expert birder, Bruce Bacon, as he demonstrates and bands songbirds. He will demonstrate different methods used to capture birds for banding and the different bands used. Mist nets will be used to capture and then band songbirds. Participants will be able to hold, release, and photography birds! This will be a special experience for all involved! Space limited; reservations required; Cost $8 adults, $5 children (under 12) to help offset banding expenses; lunch not provided. Please bring your own sack lunch. Please call 715-463-2739 for more information and registration|
|Friday & Saturday,
May 17th & 18th at 9 p.m.
|Darlene & The Boys perform in the West Winds Lounge at St. Croix Casino, Danbury, located just four miles from Woodland Trails.|
|Friday & Saturday,
My 24th & 25th at 9 p.m.
|The Wolf River Band performs in the West Winds Lounge at St. Croix Casino, Danbury, located just four miles from Woodland Trails.|
|Saturday, May 25th
at 8 p.m.
|Tony Orlando at Grand Casino Hinckley Events & Convention Center. Tickets go on sale April 4th at 10 a.m.|
|Saturday, June 16th||Dinner at the Lake with Will Steger at Audubon Center of the Northwoods.|
|Friday, May 20th at 7 p.m.||John Conlee presenta s special outdoor concert at St. Croix Casino, Danbury, located just four miles from Woodland Trails. Tickets go on sale May 1 for $15. Call 800-238-8946.|
|Saturday, May 21st at 7 p.m.||The Atlanta Rhythm Section presenta s special outdoor concert at St. Croix Casino, Danbury, located just four miles from Woodland Trails. Tickets go on sale May 1 for $25. Call 800-238-8946.|
|Thurd., Fril., Sat.
July 11, 12, 13.
|The Spooner Rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. each evening followed by country music with the Michael D Band at 10:00.|
|Saturday, August 31st
|Alabama performs at the Grand Casino Hinckley Amphetheater.|
June 9, 2012
April 27th, 2012 by woodlandtrails
Fred the Bear (bears are less frightening if they have a name!) made his first appearance outside Woodland Trails B&B on April 22nd, the earliest we’ve ever seen him. In most years we see him regularly, sometimes during the day and sometimes at night, through the end of August. After September 1st, he must find a better deal somewhere, such as field corn in the milk stage, and he disappears.
Thankfully, Fred has never caused serious problems. He is content to eat corn or sunflower seeds under one of the feeders and leave the B&B and other buildings alone.
We have named him Fred, although we are probably seeing a different bear each year. If we think it might be a female, she is Freda. If she has cubs, they are Fanny, Francis and Freddy Jr. On one memorable occasion several years ago, we saw the whole family at one time.
Other wildlife that guests enjoy seeing out the B&B windows include whitetail deer, an occasional fox, and lots of birds such as wood ducks on the pond and goldfinches at the feeders.
July 29th, 2011 by woodlandtrails
Minnesota Wildlife Connection, located in Sandstone, Minnesota, just minutes from Woodland Trails, maintains a variety of whild animals for photographers. Their collection includes racoons and porcupines to cougars and timber wolves.
The farm caters to professional photographers but several times a year they have a session for amateurs. Woodland Trails innkeeper, John O’Reilly, and his daughter, Stacy, participated in one of these events. Here’s their story.
For an unforgetable adventure, combine a stay at Woodland Trails with a photo session at Minnesota Wildlife Connection!
July 5th, 2011 by woodlandtrails
Many guests enjoy seeing the replica of Jim Jordan’s world record buck hanging over the fireplace at Woodland Trails and hearing his unique story.
Now, the whole world will be able to hear the story. A film crew was here a couple of months ago preparing a segment on the buck for Bass Pro Shops King of Bucks program. The segment will be aired on the Outdoor Channel on these dates in 2011:
Wednesday, July 13th at 11:30am
Thursday, July 14th at 7:30am
Sunday, July 17th at 11:30am
We have been promised a CD copy of the segment so if you miss it at one of the times above, you’ll be able to see the segment on your next stay at Woodland Trails!