Twin Ports Climate Conversation: noon-1 p.m. March 16, via Zoom. This Minnesota Department of Natural Resources presentation will feature Hilarie Sorensen, climate specialist with the 1854 Treaty Authority, and Natalie Chin, climate and tourism outreach specialist for Wisconsin Sea Grant. They will talk about how changes in winter weather are impacting ecosystems, tourism and outdoor recreation in the western Lake Superior region. Registration required; visit http://bit.ly/3c9k9ij. For questions or to request an accommodation, contact Julie McDonnell at julie.mcdonnell@state.mn.us, 218-834-1443 or call using your telecommunications relay provider.

Pick A Bird Brain — Spring Has Sprung: 7-8 p.m. March 16, via Zoom. The Hawk Ridge spring count in Duluth officially begins March 1 each year. Which birds do we see first each spring? Is there a difference in migration timing based on the age of the bird? How is spring migration different than fall migration? Hawk Ridge staff John Richardson and Margie Menzies will host the webinar. Free. Registration required; visit bit.ly/38qPMCN. More info at hawkridge.org.

Basic Compass Skills: 5-6 p.m. March 18, Bayfront Festival Park's Family Center, Duluth. Learn the basics of using a compass and practice skills in a riddle-solving game. All equipment provided. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 8 and older. Cost $5. Registration deadline March 15. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Enjoying Sax-Zim Bog in All Seasons — Spring and Summer Strategies: 6:30-8 p.m. March 18, via Zoom. This webinar will answer questions like: When is the best time to visit with the least amount of mosquitoes or flies? Can I still find birds in June? When is the best time to find butterflies? Free. Register at http://bit.ly/3aqlEc2.

John Alexander Kay (left) and John Heino photograph birds at Sax-Zim Bog in December. (Steve Kuchera / 2020 file / News Tribune)
John Alexander Kay (left) and John Heino photograph birds at Sax-Zim Bog in December. (Steve Kuchera / 2020 file / News Tribune)

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Women Hike Duluth: 1-3 p.m. March 20, trailhead near 2940 7 Bridges Road, Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline March 19. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Youth Archery Club: 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday, March 23-April 13, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. This club covers topics like basic safety and technique, and progresses to games, challenges and competition-style scoring practice. All equipment provided. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 10-14. Cost $40. Registration deadline March 15. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Basic Compass Skills: 10-11 a.m. March 27, Bayfront Festival Park's Family Center, Duluth. Learn the basics of using a compass and practice skills in a riddle-solving game. All equipment provided. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 8 and older. Cost $5. Registration deadline March 24. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Full Moon Hike: 7-8 p.m. March 28, Park Point nature trails, Duluth. Headlamps available for use or bring your own. Info about COVID-19-related program requirements at duluthmn.gov/parks/covid. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Cost $5. Registration deadline March 26. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Photography at the Rock featuring photographer Christian Dalbec: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Dalbec is a Lake Superior photographer known for being literally "in and around the lake." Meet Dalbec and talk with him about his work and approach. Cost is regular site admission. More info at mnhs.org/splitrock/activities/calendar/8585.

Skywarn Spotter Training: various dates in April, via GoToWebinar. National Weather Service Duluth is offering classes to teach Northlanders about severe weather safety, the science of storms and the importance of weather spotters. Basic Class dates: April 7, 11 a.m.; April 12, noon; April 13, 6:30 p.m.; April 14, 10 a.m.; April 15, 6:30 p.m.; April 21, 6:30 p.m. Advanced Class dates: April 27, 10 a.m.; April 28, 2 p.m.; April 29, 6:30 p.m. Free. Recorded versions of classes will be available. More info and registration at weather.gov/dlh/skywarn.

Photography at the Rock featuring photographer Bryan Hansel: 1-4 p.m. April 9, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Hansel is an award-winning professional landscape photographer and outdoor educator. Meet Hansel and talk with him about his work and approach. Cost is regular site admission. More info at mnhs.org/splitrock/activities/calendar/8582.

Douglas Tallamy author talk: 1 p.m. April 14, via Zoom. The author of "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens and Nature's Best Hope," and founder of the Homegrown National Park website, Douglas Tallamy will talk about the importance of native plants to insects, birds and humans. Hosted by Sugarloaf Cove. Visit sugarloafnorthshore.org for event updates.

Peregrine Falcons on the North Shore: 1-3 p.m. April 24, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Presenter Jackie Fallon, of the Midwest Peregrine Society, has spent many years dedicated to peregrine falcon research and will share stories from her research and experiences. Cost is regular site admission. For more info, call 218-226-6372 or email splitrock@mnhs.org.

Courage Kenny fishing tournament: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 5, Fish Lake. This fishing tournament is designed for adults who have physical disabilities and/or visual impairments. No angling experience necessary. Bring fishing license and fishing tackle. Boats, boat captains, bait, lunch and dinner provided. Volunteers available to assist anglers on and off boats and with fishing. Overnight camping available. Cost $25. Register at http://bit.ly/3b7Fb1u.

ATV Safety Online Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. June 12, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Must be 10 years old before class date. To register or for questions, contact Dave Andrews Jr. at darj62@yahoo.com.

Bowfest 2021: July 22-25, Mont du Lac Resort, Superior. Billed as the "world's largest outdoor archery and music festival," Bowfest includes over 100 vendors, 3D archery courses, waterpark, tubing, live music, food trucks, outdoor bars and grills. Celebrity lineup includes Levi Morgan, of Bow Life TV; Tim Wells, of Relentless Pursuit; Pat and Nicole Reeve, of Driven TV; Melissa Bachman, of Winchester Deadly Passion; Brent and Nicole Larson, of Field of Dreams TV; and more. Info and tickets at bowfest.com.

ATV Safety Online Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 24, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Must be 10 years old before class date. To register or for questions, contact Dave Andrews Jr. at darj62@yahoo.com.

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