2020 Winter League trap shooting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Jan. 12, Superior Trap Club, 5642 WI-35, Superior. Other dates are: Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 8, March 22 and banquet on April 5. Club is open on league days for open shooting so no league participation needed to come shoot this winter. Call Steve at 218-393-4239.
Night light snowshoe hike, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, Voyageurs National Park, Rainy Lake Visitor Center, International Falls. Bring your own snowshoes, or borrow a pair from the visitor center. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Recommended for all ages. Free.
Fly tying class, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18 and every Saturday, Superior Fly Angler, 310 Belknap, Superior. Every Saturday features a different pattern or type of fly. All tools and materials provided. Cost: $10. Call 715- 395-9520 for required registration; space limited.
Arrowhead Fly Fishers, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St. Speaker: Carl Haensel on "The Story Behind the Pictures". Fly Fishing expeditions to Argentina, Spain, Chili, Everglades, Oregon and other places. 6 pm social.
Midwest Fly Fishing Film Festival, Jan. 26, Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St. Doors open at 3 p.m., films begin at 4 p.m. Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 at door; available at Superior Fly Angler or Great Lakes Fly Shop.
Jay Cooke State Park, in Carlton, offers these events. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center unless noted. Call 218-673-7000 to register.
- Nature's Patterns Snowshoe Walk, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 25.
- Candlelight Event, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8. (Also need volunteers for this event.)
United Northern Sportsmen 67th annual Ice Fishing Contest, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Island Lake. Go to unitednorthernsportsmen.org/Events.
Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27-31, Long Lake Conservation Center, Palisade. 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Final certification comes with the completion of 40 hours of volunteer service. Register at minnesotamasternaturalist.org.
Winter camping 101, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1, Tettegouche State Park. Please register by calling the Park Naturalist at 218-353-8809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to ski, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Afterhours Ski Trail, just south of Highway 2 on After Hours Road. Free cross country ski lessons in both the classic and skate styles offered. Ski rental equipment will be available until 3 p.m., but only for those who preregister and are present to check out equipment at noon. The cost for rental skis, boots, and poles is $5 for ages 12 and younger or $15. Registration deadline: 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Call Bob at 218-348-5200 or Phil at 715-372-5004 to register.
Candlelight ski and snowshoe, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 8, Brule River State Forest. Trail passes are not required for this event, which is sponsored by the Brule River State Forest with volunteer assistance from the Brule Valley Ski Club. Call 715-372-5678.
The River Talk series, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, March 3, April 8 and May 13, at the Lake Superior Estuarium, 3 Marina Drive, Superior. The March 3 talk will be held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit. For more information, visit go.wisc.edu/4uz720. If you miss a talk, visit Wisconsin Sea Grant’s blog for a summary.
13th Annual Sax-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival, Feb. 14-16, Meadowlands. Go to www.saxzimbirdingfestival.com to register. You must preregister for all trips and evening meals/speakers.
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center has opened registration for the following courses:
- Master Naturalist/Northwoods Course, Feb. 22-May 2. Class meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every other Saturday (with a bit wider gap in March) for six sessions. Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year. Cost: $295, includes course manuals and materials. Scholarships available. Visit Minnesota Master Naturalist to register.
- Lost Forest/Master Woodland courses start March 31. Note: This is a year-long class with various dates. This comprehensive education program provides you with the resources you need to restore long lived conifers to your property, protect your trees from deer browse and keep your woodland healthy for future generations. Registration is now open. (You will be redirected to a University of MN Extension website). A rate of $275 includes the first two family members. Additional members may register for $50. The fee also includes a site visit to the participant’s woodland property, if interested, by one of the instructors.