Thursday, March 7, 2013
Here's how the Mississippi River park in Fridley looked to one snoeshoer in freshly fallen snow.
This snowshoer wore her own for a visit to Islands of Peace Park in Fridley after the snowstorm this week. You can also rent snowshoes at the City of Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
WCCO-TV's Jason DeRusha had the answer for Tim Simonson's 5th graders, many of whom live in Fridley.
Kids at Adams Elementary School in Coon Rapids, just north of Fridley, emailed a "Good Question" to WCCO-TV reporter Jason DeRusha, who has a regular segment by that name: "How do ducks survive swimming in near freezing water?" Do you know the answer? See the WCCO-TV Good Question video clip here. Thanks to teacher Tim Simonson for posting the WCCO-TV segment at the Fridley Patch Facebook page. "About 1/3 of these students live in Fridley," Simonson said.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Neighbor shows geese and duck invasion since derailed train spilled corn.
Fridley resident Patrick Leong's "Occupy Locke Lake" video is the centerpiece of a KARE11 report on how waterfowl have flocked to Locke Lake since the July 16, 2011, train derailment spilled corn (and diesel fuel) there. Leong also documented the derailment itself in innovative ways, including low-level aerial and 360-degree panoramic photography.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Water's rushing, birds are chirping, but winter hasn't quite let go along Rice Creek.
Beyond the rush of highways is a different Fridley where creek waters do the rushing. Early spring has come to Rice Creek, but evidence of winter remains in patchy snow piles and pools of pale green ice. You still hear the hum of traffic, but it's mixed with bird chirps, crow caws, duck quacks, creek burbles, and the occasional, mournful train horn. It's a different world, and it'll change fast with warming temps.