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Hummingbird Headquarters

The hummingbirds are at their entertaining finest! They are here to entertain you while you are enjoying your breakfast on the deck. You will not disturb them and they will allow you to photograph them, however, they will not sit still and smile! They are waiting for you at Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast where […]

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St Croix Valley Bird Banding and Snowshoeing

Bird banders at Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings meet weekly to capture, record, band and release songbirds. Friday December 17th (8:30 AM to noon), the public is invited to watch. There is no admission fee but it is nice to call ahead (651-437-4359) to let them know you are coming. Donations of […]

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Bird Banding

See songbirds up close and watch the experts band birds at Carpenter Nature Center near Hastings Classic Rosewood Inn. This happens the fourth Friday of every month except December when it is the third Friday( 8:30 AM to noon). Bird banding records show how long birds live, where they travel, and when they migrate. Donations of black oil […]

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Paul Bunyan Bike Trail Opening

The work is finally done and the signs are up! That Paul Bunyan Trail is ready to ride. The entire trail opens May 29 The last link of the Paul Bunyan Trail will be open for riding for the Memorial Day weekend.  The long awaited completion of this trail has finally arrived.  You will find […]

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Paul Bunyan Trail, Opening Soon

This is the last of the pavement being carefully smoothed as the Paul Bunyan Trail nears its completion near Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast near Walker, MN. There are signs to post and edges to smooth, and we will have the long awaited opening of this trail. Watch here for the lastest news. Anticipated opening […]

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Birding on the Gunflint Trail

Lee Foster, Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B’s  birding guide– Darrell and Kay Phillips, from the Chicago area. had booked a birding package Gunflint Trail’s Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and were looking to add to their birding life lists. I told them that great birding was to be had right here on the B&B property and that […]

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Hummingbird Fledglings are out!

The little hummers are out and attempting to gather the postion that they all want in the contest for the title of ‘Ruler of the Most Feeders’! It is so fun to watch them think that they are the Big Tut! null The eaglets are growing like crazy. We have 2 this year. We have […]

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BandB and Birds

The orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks are back at our feeders. This seems unusual since we remember them coming up the flyway in May and heading back much later. Does this mean that winter will be coming early?! Whatever the season, here at The River Nest we have plenty of birds for you to see while […]

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New Birding Package at The River Nest

Now, in addition to all the birds you can see from your suite at The River Nest in Reads Landing, you can take a two-hour guided jon boat tour through the Mississippi River backwaters. Come enjoy the river from your suite, treat yourself to our “no one ever leaves hungry” breakfast, then join Big River […]

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The Hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles are here 2008

The very first of the hummingbirds logged in yesterday. I have had the feeders out since May 1st, but I guess that they have been holding out for a warmer climate. I am on the way out to add more feeders to the two that I have currently offering the syrup. I will add until […]

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