Upcoming March activity highlights

Saturday, March 7 – Beekeeping Basics (two sessions), Gale Woods Farm, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Gain all the information you need to keep bees in cold climates. Explore two years of beekeeping with veteran beekeeper and entomologist Dan Palmer, from purchasing and assembling equipment and obtaining bees to producing and selling honey. Geared toward beginning beekeepers. Reservations required.

Saturday, March 7 – First Saturdays: Storybook Animals, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, 10 a.m. – noon. Bring your favorite animal character for games and stories. Learn about its wild twin. Dress for the weather. Drop in anytime.

Saturday, March 14 – Camera Club – Spring, Silverwood Park, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Photography buffs meet each month for a presentation on fine art and nature photography and to share work, techniques, and process. Bring 5-6 images on a portable drive.

Saturday, March 14 – Beat Invasives Kick-Off Party, Lowry Nature Center, 1 – 3 p.m. Declare war on land-based invasive species in Carver Park! Learn how to get involved in shaping the future, from monitoring to removal events to adopting a forest area. Participate in a buckthorn pull and celebration bonfire. Make a buckthorn craft. Free event.

Sunday, March 15 – Sap to Syrup, Eastman Nature Center, 1 – 4 p.m. Discover maple syruping history and techniques. Watch how trees are tapped and how sap is collected and cooked over a fire. Taste the final product. Drop in anytime. Free event.

Saturday, March 21 – Maple Syruping: Tapping into Nature, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, 1 – 3 p.m. Discover maple syruping. Identify trees, tap, and collect the sap. See how it boils into syrup. Twenty percent discount for groups of four or more. 

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair