Today’s Events

MRVAC Programs

January 26, 7:00 pm: Fledgling Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration by Jennifer Vieth, Carpenter Nature Center

February 23, 7:00 pm: The Elegance of our Tallest Birds: Cranes, Herons & Egrets by by Stan Tekiela, NatureSmart

Upcoming Events

Amazing Hummingbirds

by Stan Tekiela, Author, Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer

Location: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center

Thursday, January 23

7:00 pm: Socialize with coffee and cookies

7:30 pm: A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker

This talk takes a fun and entertaining look at the world of hummingbirds. Stan traveled all over the US to study and also capture the many dazzling images that adorn his book Amazing Hummingbirds and this presentation. Stan will talk about how hummingbirds feed, catch insects, mate, migrate and so much more. See more about Stan at

Where: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington. Take Hwy 494 to 34th Ave. Go south to American Blvd; turn left and go 2 blocks. Center will be on your right.

Public Transit: Accessible by Hiawatha Light Rail line, The Visitor Center is a couple of blocks from the American Blvd. stop.