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Why and How Three Rivers Manages Deer

By: John Moriarty

September 30, 2019

Deer can be fun to see in the parks, but too many of them can be detrimental to the environment and dangerous to drivers.

Top 5 Places for Wedding Photos in the Parks

By: Alyssa Schauer

September 27, 2019

One of the incredible things about getting married in the parks is the wide variety of lovely spaces and natural settings for photo ops. See our top 5 places to take wedding photos and learn more about professional photography in Three Rivers.

Species Spotlight: American Hazelnut

By: Paul Kortebein

September 16, 2019

American hazelnuts are easy to grow, cold-hardy, and offer many benefits to both humans and wildlife. Read on to learn all about this plant that grows throughout Minnesota. 

Crow-Hassan Prairie: 50 Years in the Making

By: John Moriarty

September 09, 2019

This year, Three Rivers is celebrating 50 years of prairie restoration at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve. Learn how it all began and how managing and restoring prairies has evolved since 1969.

Friday is National Read a Book Day. To help you prepare, Mary Magers, bookseller at Minneapolis independent bookstore Magers & Quinn, agreed to share some of her favorite books about the natural world. From pollinators to weather to winter survival and more, read on to find your next page-turner.

Believe it or not, fall bird migration is already starting! From ospreys to owls to waterfowl, read all about what birds pass through our area of Minnesota and where in Three Rivers you can expect to see them. 

Camera Trapping: A New Way to Survey in Three Rivers

By: Alyssa Schauer

August 19, 2019

Camera trapping, a newer volunteer project in Three Rivers, provides the wildlife department with useful information about the kinds of animals found in the parks. Learn more about camera trapping and see what's been caught on film!

Star Gazing and the Seven Sisters

By: Ashley Smith

August 12, 2019

Discover how constellations can be "signs of the season" and find origin tales of the Pleiades constellation, also known as the Seven Sisters, from ancient Greek, Australian, and Indigenous cultures.

Did you know there are nearly 20,000 known bee species in the world? Nearly 4,000 bees are found in North America, and roughly 400 of those species call Minnesota home. Read on to dip your toe in the water with two well-known groups: honeybees and bumblebees.

Gimme S'more! New Takes on the Classic Summer Dessert

By: Andrea Breitung

August 05, 2019

Saturday is National S'mores Day! Read on to find fun takes on the classic camping dessert, alternatives for dietary restrictions and ways to celebrate with Three Rivers. 

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