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The Three Rivers Blog
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.
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.
By: John Moriarty & Erin Korsmo
December 14, 2020
There were several bear sightings in Elm Creek Park Reserve this year. Learn more about what we saw, what it would mean to us to have regular bears in the parks, and whether we think bears will become more common in the Twin Cities.
By: Anders Hanson
August 24, 2020
The most used bird migration path in North America passes right through the heart of the Twin Cities. Learn about the Mississippi Flyway, where to look for birds, and how you can help protect these migrators.
By: Paul Kortebein
July 27, 2020
Cottonwood trees may be best known for making it look like it's snowing in June, but there's more to these giants than their annual seed dispersal. Read on to learn all about these native trees and how they fit into Minnesota's environment.
By: John Moriarty
July 06, 2020
Although mosquitos are a nuisance to humans, and in some cases can carry diseases harmful to humans and animals, they are an important part to the ecosystems. Learn all about these pesky bugs and ways to protect yourself from their itchy "bites."