Conservation

September IN-PERSON Meeting: Secret lives of the Voyageurs Wolves

MRVAC's September 22 program will be our first-ever joint in-person and streamed meeting, resuming our in-person meetings after the pandemic. Thomas Gable, with the Voyageurs Wolf Project, will…

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Partial recording for June program: Fishers in Minnesota

Here's a link to the recording of most of Michael Joyce's presentation on fishers in Minnesota.  Michael is  a wildlife ecologist at the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of…

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Maintaining feeders during the bird flu infestation

By Rob Daves Avian influenza – AKA the “bird flu” – has been detected in domestic poultry and wild birds in Minnesota (Blue Earth, Hennepin, Anoka counties).  But what does that mean to those of us…

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MRVAC-funded pollinator garden update: Jefferson High School

By Lee Ann Landstrom Board Member A small crew of helpers has been faithfully watering the new garden all the blistering hot summer.  Jefferson High folks planted the garden during the early June…

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Want to help? Monitor Burnsville bluebird houses

By Nikki Pyle The city of Burnsville needs a volunteer to monitor bluebird houses. I am Nikki Pyle, a Gold Medal award Girl Scout. For my Gold Medal project I built 12 bluebird houses using a MRVAC…

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MRVAC-funded pollinator gardens underway

By Lee Ann Landstrom, Board Member Rain and pollinator gardens in three Bloomington schools are in place this summer, thanks to contributors to the Minnesota Valley Audubon Chapter’s grants program.…

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A bird hit my window! What can I do?

by Lee Ann Landstrom, MRVAC Environmental Action and Education Chair Best estimates are that between 365 million and one billion birds annually in the United States suffer strikes against windows and…

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2020 MRVAC Birding Weekend is Fast Approaching

By Bob Williams, Board Member We are only a month away from the new Birding Weekend! I hope everyone is planning to participate. Here's how it works this year.  Because of Covid-19 our chapter did…

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Birds and Climate Change: Resources and Actions

By Lee Ann Landstrom, MRVAC board member at large Birders and conservationists were dismayed to hear in September 2019 that one in four birds, i.e. three million North American birds, have…

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Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery

By Jim Stengel, Red-Headed Woodpeckery Recovery  The Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery project (RhWR) is now in its twelfth year of working to halt the decline and promote the recovery of Red-Headed…

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