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The Wandering Naturalist

Feb 3, 2021

Why do we give roses on Valentine’s day? It has something to do with the Language of Flowers. A tradition at least as old as Shakespeare where the flowers people sent carried specific messages. Learn about the history of this tradition and a few flowers you can send messages with from Jayne Becker, Cultural Heritage...


Feb 3, 2021

Wander through the Plant Kingdom as Missy Anderson, Propagation Specialist at Three Rivers Park District Nursery, joins us to discuss the love life of plants. Do trees really alternate their forms every generation like ferns do? How does plant reproduction cause you to sneeze and are humans making it worse? Join us...


Feb 3, 2021

Join us as we give tribute to the most romantic month of the year by exploring the weird, at least to us, mating habits of the animal kingdom. From flatworms that fence to snails that shoot love darts, explore some of Brandon and Angela's favorite reproductive strategies among animals.


Jan 6, 2021

What does it take to interpret a historic village? Cooperation between education and natural resource management. Join us as Bill Walker, Historical Programs Supervisor, and Steven Hogg , Natural Resources Supervisor, discuss how nature and history are managed at The Landing and how working together leads to a...


Jan 6, 2021

Join us as we talk to Anne Ketz, co-founder of 106 Group, an archeology consultation group that has worked in and around The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park. She discusses how archeology has revealed human use in the area of The Landing going back 3,000 years, talks about the award-winning archeology project 106...