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Yellow moccasin in spring.

© Beth Gauper

Check out MidwestWeekends’ new page on Facebook. We’ve posted a gallery of spring wildflowers, from the mid-April pasqueflowers to early-June orchids, with tips on where to find them. Coming up: galleries of roadside concrete folk art and giant mascots.

We’ll also post one-of-a-kind events as soon as we hear about them. Right now, you'll want to order the Minnesota state parks' Special Events Guide to find out about summer programs. Many fill quickly, such as Lake Bemidji’s free pontoon-boat tour on June 24.

And in Wisconsin, the River Alliance of Wisconsin has released its list of summer excursions, which also fill; one to watch for is its Milky Moonlight paddle through Milwaukee on Aug. 5.

Last updated on April 8, 2009