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Nature Rx: Silverwood's Forest Bathing Trail

By: Mary Christine Kane

May 24, 2021

Explore the new self-guided, forest bathing trail at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, and discover how you can unplug and experience a meaningful and therapeutic immersion into nature.

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.

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.

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