Outdoors

Chanhassen, Prairie, Southwest Metro, Prairie Yields Photo Gold

Thomas Cook’s Chanhassen Prairie Plant placed third in the Nature & Wildlife category for the 2018 Southwest Metro Photo Contest.

Even during the cold winter, the Outdoor Center in Eden Prairie was open for families to hike through Staring Lake Park and view winter from more than just their backyards.

When Chaska Middle School West teacher Sean Bloomfield was a seventh grader, his grandfather passed away. One of the items that Bloomfield’s father inherited was a copy of Canoeing with the Cree, written in 1935 by newsman and writer Eric Sevareid.

Every March, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosts a group of events called Maple Syrup Time, celebrating the seasonal collection of maple sap. The Sugarbush Pancake Brunch, held from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Chanhassen’s all-ages winter event is back for its 24th year, featuring all the activities we’ve come to love at Lake Ann Park.

When you live in Minnesota, you just have to make the most of winter weather.

For a group of Eden Prairie residents, raising chickens is not meant only for farm hands. Currently, backyard chickens are allowed only in rural areas of Eden Prairie.

Take advantage of opportunities to play outside with your pup! Anna, Nancy, Jonas and Bill Wagner of Eden Prairie take their dog Rio on a walk.

Half a billion people will watch the Ryder Cup this fall. The famed biennial match attracts teams of top golfers from Europe and the United States to some of the most prestigious courses in the world.

Talk with Marla Spivak and you’ll soon understand that small things can make a big impact. “It is estimated that one in three bites of food we eat is made possible by the pollination services bees provide,” she says.

At the Lowry Nature Center in the Carver Park Reserve, the old adage holds true: Birds of a feather flock together.

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