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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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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Bird-a-Thon Challenge 2020

Because of COVID-19, MRVAC has moved the 2020 Bird-a-Thon Challenge back a month to June.  So don't panic:  You haven't missed it.  Polish up your birding skills for the 2020 MRVAC Bird-a-Thon…

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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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Book Review: Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East: A Photographic Guide  By Frédéric Jiguet & Aurélien Audevard; translated by Tony Williams Published by Princeton University Press Paper list…

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Birders and Birding

The older I get the more I like birders, the younger ones especially. Yes, we older birders are OK, even with our faults and some of us, who are really old, with our ignorance of the digital age. I…

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Citizen Science Opportunity: Phenology & Changing Seasonal Patterns

The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge has recently mapped out a series of observation points to collect data on the effects of seasonal change for several plant and animal species. These…

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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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Trumpeter

MRVAC Newsletter Distribution

MRVAC's newsletter, The Trumpeter, is a valuable tool for communicating what is going on in the environmental community, great book reviews, updates on birding events and more. However, the challenge…

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