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Department Name

Lancer Environmental Park

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Take a relaxing nature walk in the Lancer Environmental park and enjoy the singing of the birds and diverse vegetation.

Bird Watching Station, Outdoor Classrooms, and more!



Bird Watching Station

Here you can sit down, relax, and watch the birds. This station has several silhouettes in it, so that the birds can get used to people being there, and won't be afraid to approach.

Common Birds in this area:

  • Junco - Juncos can be found in nearly every state, and stay year-round
  • Chickadee - Chickadees are very bold birds, and won't be afraid to approach.
  • Finch - Finches stay here from March to December.
  • Sparrow - Sparrows prefer insects, but will also eat fruits if they have to.

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Wooden Classroom

A classroom full of wooden benches. Sit down and relax or learn about the native trees of this area.

Common Trees in this area:

  • Ash - Ash trees are in danger of extinction in many parts of Europe.
  • Maple - Paper made from Maple trees makes great paper.
  • Oak - Oak trees produce over 2,000 acorns per year.
  • Pine - Pine seeds have wings that act like a propeller to help them spread.
  • Cedar - Cedar wood can repel insects, making it popular in furniture.

Tree Identification Tool

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Stone Classroom

A classroom full of rocks and stones. Sit down and relax or learn about the native animals of this area.

Common Land Animals in the area:

  • Racoon - A racoon can fight and kill a dog twice its own weight.
  • Squirrel - Some types of squirrels can hide 25 nuts in half an hour and recover 80% of them.
  • Beaver - A single beaver has the ability to chew down hundreds of trees each year.
  • Fox - Some foxes can jump furthur than most types of kangaroos.
  • Snake - Snakes have no eyelids, and so cannot blink.

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Pine Creek

As you enjoy the beautiful creek, learn about the aquatic life and history of the area.

Common Aquatic Animals in the area:

  • Frogs - Frogs absorb water through their skin.
  • Turtle - Antarctica is the only continent that turtles don’t live on.
  • Brown Trout - The average female brown trout lays 54,000 eggs a year.
  • Brook Trout - Despite being called brook trout, they're not trout. They're “charrs”.

Pine Creek Information and History:


Winona County AND PINE CREEK

Mississippi River and Pine Creek

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