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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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Feb. 24 MRVAC Program recording: Spiders in Minnesota

Chad Heins, associate professor of biology at Bethany Lutheran College, used humor and great presentations skills to spin a tale about how a simple question about Minnesota’s spiders entangled him in…

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Recording of Jan. 27 program: Karla Bloem – Studying Owls with Sound

Karla Bloem Here is the link to the recording of MRVAC's Jan. 27 program with international owl expert, Karla Bloem from the International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota.…

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Burnsville bluebirds could use some help

The city of Burnsville is looking for volunteers interested in building, installing, or monitoring bluebird boxes in select parks. The city has been turning about 10 acres of mostly turf grass to…

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October program: Dr. Elena West and the Red-Headed Woodpecker Project

PLEASE NOTE:  A RECORDING OF THIS PRESENTATION IS NOT AVAILABLE. Find out what an intense study of Minnesota's largest concentration of red-headed woodpeckers has revealed about migration routes and…

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Owls of the Eastern Ice Program: Follow-up and Link Instructions

Dr. Jonathan Slaght, the  Minnesota author who recently published the Times Nature Book of the Year, Owls of the Eastern Ice, followed up on the tales of his adventure with this photo of him standing…

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February Program Link: Owls of the Eastern Ice with Dr. Jonathan Slaght

Join MRVAC members and guests Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. CST to hear Dr. Jonathan Slaght (rhymes with “cat”), the  Minnesota author who recently published the Times Nature Book of the Year, Owls…

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Zoom link to November’s Stan Tekiela bird migration talk recording no longer available

Stan Tekiela presented a program on bird migration at the Nov. 19 MRVAC monthly Zoom meeting.  His slide show had stunning photos, fascinating facts and fun stories that unlocked many bird migration…

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MRVAC needs your help!

MRVAC needs a new membership chair.  Here’s an easy opportunity to contribute! If you know or can learn Microsoft Office – or another similar software suite – and have an hour or so a week, you’re…

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MRVAC Board elects 2020-2021 officers, directors; reorganizes committees

The MRVAC board elected a new slate of officers and directors for the 2020-2021 year at its May 21 video meeting. The board reelected Matthew Schaut, president; Steve Weston, vice president; Rob…

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