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By: Paul Kortebein
January 06, 2020
Evergreens received their nickname because their needles appear green all year, even in the fall. Did you know, though, that conifers actually do lose their needles? Learn when coniferous trees shed their needles and how to tell if needle drop is normal or a sign of stress.
By: Andrea Breitung
December 30, 2019
Could you complete 52 hikes in one year? That's what one Three Rivers employee set out to do in 2019. Learn about her experience taking on the 52 Hike Challenge and why you might want to try it for yourself in 2020.
By: Ashley Smith & Anders Hanson
December 23, 2019
We've compiled a list of our 7 favorite activities to help you embrace winter this season. Some of them might be things you've already done before, but a few of them might be new activities you want to try!
By: Jenifer Garcia
December 16, 2019
Here in Minnesota, we try our best to make winters bearable. Hygge may be a way for some of you to crack the code on creating a fun and even merry season despite the arctic temperatures. Read on to learn what hygge is and get ideas on how to start incorporating it into your life.
By: Michelle Bierma & Tim Reese
December 09, 2019
Winter solstice falls on December 21 and marks the shortest day of the year. Discover solstice stories told around the world and explore ancient celebrations honoring this magical time of year.
By: Paul Kortebein
November 18, 2019
Black cherry trees are known for their fruit and valuable, beautiful wood, but there's so much more to these common native trees. Learn how to identify them, which diseases and pests affect them, and how climate change will significantly impact their location in the state.
By: Tim Reese
November 11, 2019
Gale Woods Farm is a unique part of Three Rivers Park District. Learn how the farm came to be and how farming and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand.
By: Alyssa Schauer
October 28, 2019
Meet Jen Theisen, also known as Wandering Pine. She's a hiker, a Boy Scout leader, a cleaner of the earth, an ambassador for Women Who Hike, a blogger and a loyal Three Rivers guest. Learn how she found her place in the outdoors and her favorite parks in Three Rivers.