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Creating the Parks We Love Through Philanthropy

By: Karl Huemiller

November 12, 2018

Do you have an "I love Three Rivers Parks" story? Whether you find peace on a wooded trail or inspiration in a nature center, learn how these beautiful natural spaces and the amenities and experiences within them are possible.

6 Ways to Beat the Seasonal Blues

By: Andrea Breitung

November 07, 2018

Our clocks have fallen back and the daylight hours are getting fewer and fewer. Here are a few ways to beat the seasonal blues.

Sustainability Thread: Climate Conversations

By: Rachel Van Vlaenderen

November 05, 2018

With more than 27,000 acres of land, visitors and staff see changes every day in our parks and on our trails. Much of what our staff has noticed has been a transformation in our weather and climate. Join the conversation.

Photography Tip: Light

By: Linda Dobosenski

October 29, 2018

Light can make or break your photography, especially when you're outdoors. Read on to learn five tips for getting the right light in your photos, then show us what you've got!

Species Spotlight: Northern Red Oak Trees

By: Paul Kortebein

October 22, 2018

Northern red oak trees are one of the most common trees in our area. Learn more than you ever knew you wanted to know about northern red oaks in this not-quite-comprehensive-but-pretty-close post. 

Reintroducing Wildlife at Three Rivers

By: John Moriarty

October 15, 2018

What do trumpeter swans, regal fritillary butterflies and bullsnakes have in common? All were reintroduced into Three Rivers parks. Read about what goes into reintroducing a species and discover what others were successfully reintroduced — some might surprise you!

Hard Cider: A Story of War, Immigration and Prohibition

By: Brandon Baker

October 11, 2018

Making apple cider is an annual tradition at Eastman Nature Center, and it is a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Even though hard cider was the drink of choice early in American history, people hardly drink apple cider today, and hard cider is only recently making a resurgence. Why did cider disappear, and how did this affect our parks? 

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

By: Laurel Sundberg

October 08, 2018

The greens of spring and summer have faded and fall's color show is taking their place. Why and how does this rainbow of color appear each year?

Pumpkins: More Than a Spiced Latte

By: Tim Reese

October 01, 2018

From pumpkin pie to pumpkin carving to giant pumpkin contests to the (infamous?) pumpkin spice latte and even pumpkin-flavored wheat ale, pumpkins are a favorite fall crop with a rich history.

Parks for the Best Fall Colors

By: Jim Bradley

September 26, 2018

Fall is a gorgeous time to explore the parks. Get out and enjoy the season at a park near you.

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