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The Wandering Naturalist

Sep 4, 2019

Three Rivers has worked to make our parks home for surrounding communities and wildlife over these past 50 plus years.  Building a foundation on educating others for a chance to nurture the interest about natural happenings in the outdoor world led to many greater things such as prairie restoration.  Kirk...


Sep 4, 2019

Listen in as Brandon and Angela journey to 1969 to explore Crow-Hassan Park Reserve and the first planting of restored prairie.  Joined by Senior Wildlife Manager, John Moriarty, they dig deeper to discover the challenges faced that have now seeded the way for large scale restoration with what is now the largest, first...


Sep 4, 2019

The first nature center was built in 1969, Lowry Nature Center.  Tag along as hosts Brandon and Angela interview Tom McDowell, retired park employee of 40 years, to explore the story of how outdoor education molded our mission of promoting environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural-resource...


Sep 4, 2019

To celebrate the past 50 years, Brandon and Angela are talking to special guest Bill Walker, Cultural Resources Manager of Three Rivers Park District, to discuss the how and why Three Rivers was created.  2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Minnesota's first public nature center, the Lowry Nature Center at Carver Park...


Aug 7, 2019

Britt Forsberg from the University of Minnesota Native Bee Atlas shares with us how the university is discovering what native bees live in Minnesota. She also gives advice on how to provide a home for native bees around your home, and Angela and Brandon give some tips on planting for natives.