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Nesting Birds of Three Rivers
By: Steven Hogg
May 17, 2021
Three Rivers is home to more than 100 different nesting birds. From tree nesters to wetland dwellers, learn where and how some of these birds build their nests.
Gardening with Native Plants
By: Angela Grill
May 10, 2021
There are many benefits of gardening with plants native to Minnesota, including being better for the environment and saving time and money on maintenance. Read on to explore some of the perks of growing native plants and how to get started at home.
Drinking Coffee For Birds
By: Brandon Baker
May 05, 2021
Did you know that coffee farms can have major impacts on migrating birds? Learn how coffee production affects birds and how you can help make a difference with the coffee you drink.
Breaking Down Barriers to Camping
By: Chia Xiong
April 28, 2021
Camping can offer new ways to connect to nature, but there is recognizable privilege in being able to do it. Learn how our Community Engagement team worked with community partners and other staff members to establish a Camping Gear Lending Library and offer introductory camping experiences to interested groups.
Growing Resilient Forests at the Three Rivers Nursery
By: Missy Anderson
April 22, 2021
Did you know that we have our own plant nursery at Three Rivers? Learn all about why we grow our own plants and how we work to ensure the forests in our parks will be around for years to come.
Species Spotlight: Elderberries
By: Paul Kortebein
April 08, 2021
Elderberries are some of the most widespread plants in our area. Learn all about the two varieties of elderberries that grow in Minnesota, where to find them, how to tell them apart and more.
Creating Access and Equity in Biking
By: Kaja Vang
March 31, 2021
At Three Rivers, we get so excited for #30daysofbiking in April, but we know not everyone feels comfortable on bikes and trails. Learn how we're working with the community to address inequities in biking.
Phenology: Nature's Calendar
By: Ashley Smith
March 22, 2021
American robins, red-winged blackbirds, the call of wood frogs — signs of spring are upon us and we are taking note! Learn what it means to notice these changes of the season and how phenology helps local and global communities.
From Fence to Fire: Fueling Sustainability With Elpis Enterprises
By: Chad Hollinbeck
March 15, 2021
When a wooden fence is no longer useful, what happens to it? With the help of Elpis Enterprises, it is saved from the waste stream and given new life. Read on to learn all about this unique organization and how they help fuel connections to nature at Baker Outdoor Learning Center.
Species Spotlight: Beavers
By: Steven Hogg
March 08, 2021
Beavers are found throughout Minnesota and Three Rivers Parks, but how much do you really know about them? Learn all about their unique adaptations to living in the water, how they survive winter, and how and why their populations are managed.
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