Bird-a-Thon Challenge 2020

It’s time to hone your birding skills for the 2020 MRVAC Bird-a-Thon Challenge. We were only $25 shortof raising $2200 last year. Let’s see if we can reach $2300 this year. This is open to all levels…

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MN Give for MRVAC

One way that MRVAC is able to raise money each year is by participating in the annual fundraising event in Minnesota known as Give to the Max Day. Many nonprofit organizations choose to participate…

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2019 Holiday Auction – at REI Bloomington

2019 MRVAC Holiday Auction Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:00 PM REI Community Room, Bloomington MN Mark your calendars for the annual MRVAC Holiday Auction! This year’s event will take place in the…

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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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Book Review

Butterfly Gardening: North American Butterfly Association Guide, by Jane Hurwitz  Published by Princeton University Press  This very attractive book is a good introduction to gardening for…

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August 18: Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah

Birds, Butterflies & Blooms Produced by Henderson Feathers 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine! Bender Park: 200 N. Third Street Minnesota New Country School (MNCS): 210 Main Street Garden: Corner…

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Volunteer to Lead/Co-lead Bird Walks

Would you be willing to share a favorite birding spot with other MRVAC members? Birding by bike or canoe might be fun! Pick your favorite park or trail, somewhere close by or further afield, and then…

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Bluebird Monitors Wanted

Wanted: A monitor to check an Eastern Bluebird trail at Southview Golf Course: 239 Mendota Rd E, West St Paul, MN 55118. Duties include checking a dozen bluebird boxes once/week starting May 1st for…

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Wetland Monitoring Opportunity

Hennepin County is seeking citizen scientists to gather data about the health of wetlands in their communities. Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP) volunteers will work with other citizen…

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Red-Headed Woodpecker Recovery

Final Report for MRVAC for 2017 Summer Research Season By Keith Olstad, Convener, Research Team, RHWO Recovery Project, (612) 940-1534 Last December, our Red-headed Woodpecker (RHWO) Recovery…

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