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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.

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.

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Nature

By: Alyssa Schauer

March 03, 2021

Learn ways to be mindful in nature and discover how you can connect with the natural world in everyday life.

Stephen Scott, volunteer Outdoor Afro leader, shares his experience in creating opportunities for Black communities to explore and connect to nature in Three Rivers and throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more about Outdoor Afro and how you can support leadership in nature.

Nature Calls Each of Us: My Experience as a Cultural Liaison

By: Nicole Fernandez

February 17, 2021

Nicole Fernandez, cultural liaison at Three Rivers, finds joy in connecting others to the outdoors. Learn what draws Nicole to nature, and read about some of her favorite experiences connecting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members to the parks.

A Love Letter to Gale Woods Farm

By: Mari Melby

February 12, 2021

Mari Melby, one of our park guests, shares why she loves visiting Gale Woods Farm with her family and how it's become such a special place in their lives. 

Guardians of Gale Woods

By: Tim Reese

February 09, 2021

Meet the furry guardians of Gale Woods Farm who protect the sheep and learn what makes llamas and Great Pyrenees dogs good shepherds.

The Sky Dance of the Timberdoodle

By: Elaine Tucker

February 03, 2021

Watch a video to learn about the elusive mating ritual of the American woodcock and get tips on how you can experience this seasonal display of courtship this spring.

How to Dress for Winter Weather

By: Erin Korsmo

January 25, 2021

Learn how to stay warm this winter with these basic tips and enjoy being outside with the right clothes no matter what the thermometer says.

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