September Festivals in Minneapolis and Bloomington

Minneapolis Monarch Festival

Saturday September 9, 2023 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Nokomis Community Center 

(park area near intersection of Woodlawn and Minnehaha Parkway)

Visit Wild Ones Twin Cities in the Habitat Tent at Minneapolis Monarch Festival. Our organization has been a part of this very successful festival from the beginning 15 years ago. Also, under the canopy is the Nokomis Naturescape, Grow Monarch Habitat (with WOTC winter sowing info and free milkweed seeds), Jumping Worm Education, Re-Wild Native Gardens, the Prairie Plant Root Pull activity, WOTC Flower Faces photo Op, and Soft Landings plant display. 

Be prepared for lots of happy people of all ages and back grounds, with many dressed as butterflies! (you too, can come as a butterfly or a caterpillar or….).

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If you can help us Friday (set up only) or Saturday, please sign up HERE

Buzz Fest

Saturday September 16, 2023 | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Moir Park,10320 Morgan Ave S, Bloomington

Hosted by our partner, Alt Lawns' of Richfield and Bloomington, the Buzz Fest is another opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and learn from community groups about sustainable practices in managing our landscapes. Wild Ones will have an educational table, stop by and say hello. 

Also, if you are planning to add native plants this fall, check out the Prairie Restoration link and pre order plants for pick up at Buzz Fest. 

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