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Dodge Nature Center naturalist Mick Garrett displays the difference in size of animals’ rib bones.

Boning up on the natural world

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Woodbury families boned up on the animal world last week during a city-sponsored event.

Children got to put their hands on real-life bones during the March 4 event, “Skulls, Bones, Skeletons,” held at Evergreen West Park.


The event, sponsored by the city of Woodbury’s Parks and Recreation Department, brought Mick Garrett, a naturalist with the Dodge Nature Center, to Evergreen as part of Woodbury’s “Nature in the Park” program.

But Garrett didn’t come alone.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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