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8 Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day (Today and Every Day!)

By: Alyssa Schauer

April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day! Today marks 50 brilliant years of a national holiday that gave a voice to the environment and continues to encourage us all to take steps in protecting our planet. Despite living in the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 this year, there are still a variety of ways you can celebrate Earth Day safely at home and outside.

The most exciting time of the year at Gale Woods is upon us – spring babies! Learn what it takes to birth sheep, pigs, and chickens on the farm and how this special season can be very demanding on a farmer's time and attention. 

Boating is a great way to maintain social distance and breathe in some fresh air. Before you get out on the water, here's a quick refresher on how you can prevent aquatic invasive species from further impacting Minnesota's waterways. 

Hold the Mustard, Please!

By: Missy Anderson

April 06, 2020

Learn why mustard plants can be harmful to native plants, how to identify them and what you can do to help keep our forests healthy.

Quiet Parks to Explore

By: Alyssa Schauer & Erin Korsmo

April 03, 2020

As Earth blooms, we’re all feeling the urge to get outside and welcome spring. But in the midst of COVID-19, how can we do it safely? We’ve rounded up a list of some quiet places to explore where you can find the space you need to spread out and still bask in the beauty of spring sunshine.

Get Ready to Garden! — A Guide for Beginners

By: Melissa Hochstetler

March 09, 2020

Have you always wanted a garden but didn't know where to start? Learn gardening basics from staff at Gale Woods Farm and feel confident in planting your own produce this season!

How Do Frogs Survive Winter?

By: John Moriarty

March 02, 2020

Spring is not far away, and soon we'll start hearing the first familiar sounds of the season, including the croaks and calls of frogs and toads. But where have they been all winter? Read on to find out how frogs in Minnesota survive the coldest months of the year. 

Skijoring: Winter Fun for You and Your Dog

By: Jessica Allen

February 24, 2020

Skijoring is a fun winter sport you can do with your dog. Read on to learn what it is, what you need to get started, where to skijor in Three Rivers and more.

Animal Tracking: From Footprints to GPS

By: Steven Hogg

February 17, 2020

Animal tracking is a great way to learn about animals — even without seeing them. Learn how to identify some common prints you may see on your next outdoor adventure as well as how scientists track animals to learn about their behaviors and lifecycles.

Kicksledding is one of our recreation specialist's favorite winter activities! Learn the origins of kicksledding, how kicksleds work, what makes it so fun and how to try it for yourself.

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