The Wandering Naturalist

By Three Rivers Parks District

Explore the history and present of over 27,000 acres of park land inside Minnesota's Hennepin County and surrounding areas. Hosts Angela (wildlife biologist) and Brandon (interpretive naturalist) guide you through this suburban wilderness managed by the Three Rivers Park District.

  1. 1.
    Episode 1 - Snow and its Relationship to Animals
    21:36
  2. 2.
    Episode 2 - Snow and its Relationship with Plants
    20:40
  3. 3.
    Episode 3 - Snow and its History with Minnesota
    29:02
  4. 4.
    Episode 4 - Strange Calls in the Night - Super Ears and Keen Eyes
    28:34
  5. 5.
    Episode 5 - Strange Calls in the Night - Tracking Owl Nests
    18:16
  6. 6.
    Episode 6 - Strange Calls in the Night - Owl Ambassadors
    27:20
  7. 7.
    Episode 7 - Wandering the Sugar Bush - A Native Perspective on Maple Syrup
    34:48
  8. 8.
    Episode 8 - Wandering the Sugar Bush - The Science of Syruping
    24:24
  1. 9.
    Episode 9 - Wandering the Sugar Bush - Cooking with Maple Syrup
    19:26
  2. 10.
    Episode 10 - Calls of Spring – The Racket of Frogs
    27:25
  3. 11.
    Episode 11 - Calls of Spring – Start of a Journey
    20:00
  4. 12.
    Episode 12 - Calls of Spring – Monitoring Frogs in the Dark
    21:36
  5. 13.
    Episode 13 - Growing While It's Snowing - April Showers, May Wildflowers
    23:13
  6. 14.
    Episode 14 - Earthworms, Buckthorn, and Flowers, Oh My - April Showers, May Wildflowers
    24:39
  7. 15.
    Episode 15 - Flower Medicine and Taking Photos - April Showers, May Wildflowers
    27:27
  8. 16.
    Episode 16 - A Day on the Water - Too Many Vitamins
    29:13
  9. 17.
    Episode 17 - A Day on the Water - Testing Our Watersheds
    22:10
  10. 18.
    Episode 18 - A Day on the Water - 1800's and Today
    26:40
  11. 19.
    Episode 19 - Here there be Dragon(flies) - The Transformational Journey
    27:20
  12. 20.
    Episode 20 - Here there be Dragon(flies) - Creatures of Aquatic Habitats
    21:24
  13. 21.
    Episode 21 - Here there be Dragon(flies) - Cultural Fascination to Research Subjects
    26:19
  14. 22.
    Episode 22 - Bees, Cows, and your Lunch - To Bumblebee be or to Honeybee?
    25:04
  15. 23.
    Episode 23 - Bees, Cows, and your Lunch - Farmer Tim and the Bees
    17:45
  16. 24.
    Episode 24 - Bees, Cows, and your Lunch - Native Bee Atlas
    25:12
  17. 25.
    Episode 25 - 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship: The Need for Parks
    31:38
  18. 26.
    Episode 26 - 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship: Lowry Nature Center
    32:21
  19. 27.
    Episode 27 - 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship: Planting Restored Prairie
    24:57
  20. 28.
    Episode 28 - 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship: Looking to the Future
    32:56
  21. 29.
    Episode 29 - Nature of Zombies: Strange World of Animal Zombies
    28:49
  22. 30.
    Episode 30 - Nature of Zombies: Attack of the Zombees and Plants
    26:40
  23. 31.
    Episode 31 - Nature of Zombies: Historical Fascination
    16:24
  24. 32.
    Episode 32 - Buck-ing the Trend: Deer 101
    26:05
  25. 33.
    Episode 33 - Buck-ing the Trend: Managing Our Deer
    26:32
  26. 34.
    Episode 34 - Buck-ing the Trend: Hunters, The Next Generation
    26:44
  27. 35.
    Episode 35 - Winter Strategies: Should I Stay or Should I Go - Getting MADD
    33:00
  28. 36.
    Episode 36 - Winter Strategies: Bird Banding and Winter Migration
    18:57
  29. 37.
    Episode 37 - Winter Strategies: Turtle Habits and Human Clothes
    28:33
  30. 38.
    Episode 38 - Ice, Ice, Nature - Life Under the Ice
    27:14
  31. 39.
    Episode 39 - Ice, Ice, Nature - Invasion of the Oxygen Snatchers
    18:38
  32. 40.
    Episode 40 - Ice, Ice, Nature - From Ice Harvesting to Ice Fishing, How Humans Use Ice
    32:35
  33. 41.
    Episode 41 - The Rivers that Shape Us… The Mississippi and its Geology
    30:17
  34. 42.
    Episode 42 - The Rivers that Shape us… The Mississippi and How Geology Shaped its Use
    18:48
  35. 43.
    Episode 43 - The Rivers that Shape Us… The Mississippi, Dams, and Birds
    29:35
  36. 44.
    Episode 44 - Under Pressure: Urban Sprawl - A Spectrum of Parks
    29:46
  37. 45.
    Episode 45 - Under Pressure: Urban Sprawl - To Develop or Not to Develop?
    29:30
  38. 46.
    Episode 46 - Under Pressure: Urban Sprawl - 80/20
    26:12
  39. 47.
    Episode 47 - Swan Song to Trumpets of Success – Trumpeter Swan Basics
    26:45
  40. 48.
    Episode 48 - Swan Song to Trumpets of Success – A Historic Timeline
    24:02
  41. 49.
    Episode 49 - Swan Song to Trumpets of Success – Current Swan Research and Rehabilitation
    35:43
  42. 50.
    Episode 50 - Are you my Mother? The Parental Spectrum of Nature
    32:06

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