Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (Three Rivers Park District > Parks & Trails > Parks > Coon Rapids Dam Park), Brooklyn Park, MN

Osprey's Nest

The Mississippi River flows over the Coon Rapids Dam

9648 150710-0711  "We've walked across the Mississippi!" Coon Rapids Dam, MN*
Coon Rapids Dam walkway reopens, long-range park planning commences -  07/07/2015:  The walkway connects parks from Coon Rapids to Brooklyn Park. The Mississippi River flows over the Coon Rapids Dam.
Coon Raids Dam walkway photos:   1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5
Walkway Reopens at Coon Rapids Dam - YouTube
Coon Rapids Dam
Coon Rapids Regional Park (one of Anoka County Parks), Coon Rapids, MN
Coon Rapids Regional Park, Brooklyn Park, MN

10015 150822  Turkeys feasting on wild grapes - photos:    1  |  2a  |  2b  |  2c  |  3  |  4 
Can you use wild grapes for making food and wine?

Wild Grape
Turkey  |  Grape Vineyard  | 
Grape Stomp! 

08/20/2015  One of our staff members joined Michelle, a naturalist of the Coon Rapids Dam Park, Brooklyn Park for her class and walk: Screen Porch Series: Common Nighthawks, 7:30 -8:30 p.m. We were able to learn about Common Nighthawks. But we were unfortunate to see a Common Nighthawk on her walk. 
Common Nighthawk, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Voices: Common Nighthawk - YouTube
Bird of the Week: Common Nighthawk | Cheyenne Bird Banter
Blue Jays (calls), a Bald Eagle, a parent Osprey and its young on the nest, Gulls, Rock Pigeons on utility lines, a Waxwing, Flycatchers (unidentified), Several Turkeys in a tree; it looks like they are eating wild grapes.
a Gray Squirrel
pesky Mosquitoes, a Dragonfly
Canada Goldenrod Galls: Ball Galls, Bunch Balls*
* All Galls Are Divided Into Three Parts (At Least In Goldenrod)   Michelle, Thank you.

Blooming: Purple Loosestrife, Gray-headed Coneflower, Canada Goldenrod, White Clover, Red Clover, Wild Cucumber, False Sunflower (Ox-eye), Black-eyed Susan, Birds-foot Trefoil, Mullen, Big Blue Stem, Thistle
Fruiting (seeds):  Common Milkweed, Big Blue Stem, Thistle, Curley Dock, Dogwood, Sumac, Wild Grape (ripe), Plum, 

Birds  |  Wildlife  |  Plants 
Nature Notes 2015  

10057 150830  Fall Migration
The Birding Lists Digest  Nighthawk migration on the North Shore, Jim Lind  "Julie, Thank you for info on nighthawk migration."
Nighthawks Migrating, by Suzanne M Coleman - YouTube
9 15 13 FKH - YouTube  Nighthawk Migration
Newton Conservators - Nighthawk Migration
Common Nighthawk, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Common nighthawk - Wikipedia
One of our staff members: "I've only seen a nighthawk roosting on a tree branch during the day. I've also heard nighthawk calls at night."
Coon Rapids Dam Park   Nighthawk

Itasca State Park, MN  The Mississippi begins here!“Hey Joe, yesterday, I walked across the Mississippi (River)!”

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