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Wildlife event happening in Bloomington this weekend

An event to celebrate wildlife in the city is happening this Saturday.

Celebrating Wildlife in the City is the theme this year at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. If you are interested in learning about wild turkeys, birds that you see at your feeder, bats that live in Minnesota, or about our pollinators this event is for you.

"There are still things we can do right now to help them. We will actually be giving out native wildflower and grass seed that people can plant even during the winter, and they will have a little patch of prairie coming up in the spring." said Jill Utrup. Biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The event will also include a Wildlife Costume Parade, Puppet show, a Monarch Butterfly Art Shanty, and like last year, a chance to learn about bats.

"If you are interested in building a free bat house come early because we have a limited supply." said Jill Utrup.

The free event is this Sunday at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Bloomington from 10 am to 2 PM.