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Birds & Blooms: Spring in the Mississippi River Valley – Canceled

May 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - May 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am

Road Scholar program at Osprey Wilds

This event has been canceled in response to COVID-19. Please check our calendar for additional classes in the future.


(Road Scholar® #22824RJ) 

Spring in Minnesota’s Mississippi River Valley spells a time of dramatic changes. Flocks of warblers serenade from the treetops as they migrate north. Blooming wildflowers brighten the riverbanks with vibrant yellows and reds. And while waterfowl take to the river, bald eagles soar majestically overhead. Explore a portion of the upper Mississippi River and discover gorgeous city and state parks and fascinating National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. Learn about the habitats of the Upper Mississippi River with seasoned naturalists as you explore the best of the Mississippi in spring.

The Mississippi River Valley in Minnesota is the largest of North America’s major flyways. Join naturalists to witness warbler migrations, blooming wildflowers and bald eagles!


Double Occupancy: $1399
Single Occupancy: $2079

Click here to visit the Road Scholar site for more information and online registration


  • Explore Frontenac State Park, known as a famous warbler migration site and a premier birding destination.
  • Learn firsthand about bald eagles at the world-class National Eagle Center and search for waterfowl at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Discover the spectacular Minnehaha Falls, inspiration for Longfellow’s epic poem “Hiawatha,” and St. Anthony Falls, the only waterfalls on the mighty Mississippi

Activity Notes
Walking on paved, gravel, or crushed limestone trails and paved trails up to 2 miles a day in state and city parks. One boat trip on the Mississippi.


What’s Included:
      • 6 nights of accommodations
      • 17 meals (6B, 5L, 6D)
      • 1 expert-led lecture
      • 9 expert-led field trips
      • 2 hands-on experiences
      • An experienced Group Leader
      • Customary gratuities throughout the program
      • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
      • Taxes


May 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
May 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am
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Osprey Wilds
54165 Audubon Dr
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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