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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.

Colorful Winter Vines: A Bittersweet Problem

By: Missy Anderson

February 03, 2020

Around the Twin Cities, there is a woody vine that looks similar to one of our native vines — but is highly invasive. Read on to learn why oriental bittersweet is a problem, how to distinguish it from American bittersweet and what you can do to help.

On Feb. 2, we'll celebrate Groundhog Day hoping for indications of an early or late spring, depending on your feelings about winter. But how much do you really know about these mammals that can supposedly predict our weather patterns? Read on to learn all about groundhogs and where you can see them in Three Rivers Parks.

Nature School: Taking Preschool to The Great Outdoors

By: Megan Kelzenberg

January 22, 2020

The growing list of benefits from learning in outdoor environments suggests a need for looking at early childhood education through a new lens. Learn all about Nature School and the benefits of taking the preschool classroom outside, and how to incorporate more outdoor time in your preschooler's life.

If you've never gone ice fishing, we're here to convince you to try it. Want to know where the fish are biting in Three Rivers? We've got you covered there, too.

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