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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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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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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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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