William O’Brien State Park offers end of summer wildlife celebration

Feeling a little too tame lately, as though life is passing by? Consider the “Discover Your Wild Side!” celebration from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at William O’Brien State Park Picnic Grounds. The park is located north of Stillwater. 

In a single afternoon visitors can become acquainted with a slice of Minnesota’s natural history. Identify a mammal skull, learn details of the bluebird recovery program, check out a couple live reptiles and amphibians, and at long last, learn something about the amazing lives of wolves. The International Wolf Center is sponsoring a 7 p.m. lecture at the Visitor Center on wolves.

All of this and much more can be enjoyed for the price of a $7 daily park pass, unless visitors already have an annual park permit which gets them into every park for $35/year. Rain or shine, park staff will welcome you to an unforgettable afternoon of entertainment, information and fun for everyone. The picnic grounds are near Lake Alice.

For more information on DNR Parks and Trails programs and events, go to www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar. The DNR Information Center can be reached at info.dnr@state.mn.us or 888-646-6367 (8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday).