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Update on MRVAC-funded pollinator garden at Normandale Hills Elementary

By Lee Ann Landstrom Board member The project manager says the plants are in “good shape overall”! There was some die-off from improper planting and heat stress, but she says at least two-thirds of…

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2021 MRVAC Birding Weekend slated for Aug. 21-22

By Bob Williams One of MRVAC’s main missions is conservation education, especially youth education.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put a crimp in our usual “Bird-a-thon” fundraiser, so we’re scheduling…

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Link to: May MRVAC Program Recording — Vultures, the vet’s drugs and the environment

Vultures are essential for ecosystem health because of their role in removing animal carcasses from the environment.  But many threats are propelling the global vulture population decline.  Are…

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Spring Bird-a-thon: It’s happening now!

By Bob Williams MRVAC Board Member and Bird-a-thon Coordinator This year we are introducing a new format for our spring fundraiser, formally known as the Bird-a-thon. GiveMN has initiated a spring…

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If you like the Sax-Zim bog, you’ve gotta see this!

In a beautiful new short film, Tomas Koeck takes you on a tour of what makes the boreal forest -- and our own Sax-Zim bog -- so special. The National Audubon Society and the folks who work…

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Link to: April MRVAC Program — Waterbird Use of the North Ottawa Impoundment

Here's the link to the April MRVAC program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Christine Herwig talk about  waterbird use at the North Ottawa Impoundment.  Christine is assistant regional…

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2020 Christmas Bird Count Results

By Rick Magee It was as a December day, Saturday the 19th. Overcast, cold, but not as cold as other years being between 25 and 30 degrees above zero with no precipitation and little wind. Snow cover…

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LINK TO: March 25 meeting: Rob Schultz on Wolves & Cheetahs

Rob Shultz, executive director of Audubon Minnesota, will talk about his research on cheetahs in Namibia at the March 25 MRVAC meeting. The presentation will focus on the approach to predator…

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Kaufman January MRVAC program recording now available

Kenn Kaufman's Jan. 28 program on the "Secret Superheroes of Birding" was recorded and is now available.  Click on the link below. GoToMeeting Transcripts    

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January 28 meeting: Kenn Kaufman, “Secret Superheroes”

Author, guide and birding expert Kenn Kauffman will be the speaker at MRVAC’s January program – and you’ll find out about the “secret superheroes” of birding Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. When we…

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