Conservation

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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Support a Great Native Plant Resource

The website https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/ is a great resource for learning about Minnesota native plants; you can find flowers by bloom date or color, for example, and lots of great photos.…

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Bald Eagle

Support Lead-Free Public Lands and Waters

Ashley J. Peters, Audubon Minnesota  Audubon has a long history of working to remove toxins from our environment and toxic lead shot is no different. Every year, eagles, swans, ducks, and other birds…

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Life is Good: Pass it On!

Support the outdoors by supporting candidates who do, too By Don Arnosti  A Minnesota fall – it doesn’t get any better than this. Warm days, cool evenings, fall leaves coming on. Canadian cold fronts…

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Sweating the Details: Buffer Battles

By Don Arnosti Summer is upon us and we all revel in getting outdoors to enjoy warm weather, time off and our favorite outdoor pursuits. The cycle of nature that is on full display here in the North…

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Looking for Osprey in Minnesota

The osprey population in the Twin Cities has grown to over 100 known nests since a reintroduction project began in 1984! The Twin Cities Metro Osprey Watch is monitoring all known Osprey nests in the…

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