Events in April 2014

  • April 1, 2014

    Category: MeetingEnvironmental Action Committee (EAC)

    Please call Lois Norrgard (952-881-7282) in advance to verify meeting time and place.

  • April 4, 2014

    All Day Event

    Category: Road TripFood & Farms Weekend in Sandstone April 4-6, 2014

    Audubon Center of the North Woods
    54165 Audubon Drive
    Sandstone, MN 55072

    Over the weekend, choose from a variety of expert led on-site workshops on gardening, cooking and food preservation, off-site field trips to local farms and meet farmers who are growing produce and raising animals naturally and organically, and enjoy renowned evening speakers, Chef Monique Hooker and Chef Lucia Watson.

    Lodging, meals, and all programming are covered in the all-inclusive weekend fee: package rates $245-$295. Commuter rates are also available. EARLY SPROUT DISCOUNT - Take 10% off regular rates if registered and paid by 3/4/14

  • April 19, 2014

    Category: Road TripCrex Meadows (Carpool from Southtown)

    Randy Hills: 952-953-3613

    Southtown Center, 494 & Penn Ave S., Bloomington

    Meet at the Southtown parking lot, northwest corner, at 7:00 am for carpooling to Crex Meadows, a premier Wisconsin location for waterfowl and marsh birds. Bring a lunch, water and some snacks. We will be out in some exposed areas, so make sure to wear layers. We are usually back at the Southtown parking lot around 4 pm. For information or to register for this outing, call Randy or email at rhills@frontiernet.net.

  • April 24, 2014

    Category: MRVAC ProgramWhat's the Buzz About Native Bees?

    MN Valley Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington Visitor Center
    3815 American Blvd East
    Bloomington, MN 55425

  • April 25, 2014

    Category: Road TripMcLeod County Birding Day

    For more information, or to register for this field trip please contact Craig Mandel: 952-546-3407

    On this trip we will spend the day, exploring the parks and wetlands of McLeod County. We should see a nice mix of waterfowl and with luck find a spot or two for shorebirds. With lots of county parks, WMAs and lakes to check, we will have full day of birding. Some of the locations we may have time to bird include Silver Lake, Piepenberg Park, Lake Marion and the Ras-Lyn WMA.

  • April 26, 2014

    Category: Road Trip39th Annual Salt Lake Birding Weekend

    On Saturday, April 26, 2014 volunteers will guide birders around Salt Lake, Big Stone Refuge and the lakes, wetlands, and native prairies around Lac qui Parle and southern Big Stone counties. This event is free and open to all who are interested. No pre-registration is needed.

    Category: Field TripBird Watching Trek, Old Cedar Avenue Bridge

    Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
    9500 Old Cedar Avenue
    Bloomington, MN 55425

    To register, please contact Craig Mandel: 952-546-3407

    We will search for species of waterfowl, flycatchers, warblers, sparrows and other song birds that migrate to and through the refuge. For example Willow Flycatcher, Blue-winged and Prothonotary Warblers, White-throated and White-crowned Sparrow are a few of the species we will be looking for. Birders of all skill levels are welcome on these walks. Bring along your binoculars, favorite field guide and dress appropriately for the weather.

  • April 28, 2014

    Category: WorkshopBeginning Bird Class (Hopkins Community Education)

    Eisenhower Community Center
    1001 Highway 7
    Hopkins, MN 55305

    First class is Monday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm

    George Skinner, Anne Hanley 952-936-0811

    You must pre-register with Hopkins Community Ed for this class

    Experience this popular pastime. Increase your observation skills and your knowledge of birds. Indoor session is followed by three local field trips. Instructors George Skinner and Anne Hanley will provide binoculars and field guides for class use, if needed.

    Class will meet outdoors on May 5, 12, and 19. Children ages 12 and up are welcome, if accompanied by an adult.

    Fee includes Audubon membership and access to more free local field trips throughout the year. $27 course fee is per family.

    Please pre-register. Class space is limited.

  • April 29, 2014

    Category: Field TripBird Watching Trek, Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center

    Rapids Lake Visitor Center, MVNWR
    15865 Rapids Lake Road
    Carver, MN 55315

    To register, please contact Craig Mandel: 952-546-3407

    We will search for species of waterfowl, flycatchers, warblers, sparrows and other song birds that migrate to and through the refuge. For example Willow Flycatcher, Blue-winged and Prothonotary Warblers, White-throated and White-crowned Sparrow are a few of the species we will be looking for. Birders of all skill levels are welcome on these walks. Bring along your binoculars, favorite field guide and dress appropriately for the weather.

Category Key

  • Family Outing
  • Field Trip
  • Meeting
  • MRVAC Program
  • Road Trip
  • Volunteer
  • Workshop