MRVAC monthly programs return — on Zoom!

Yes, it’s virtual, but we’ll be coming together once again on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend these virtual talks, but pre-registration will be…

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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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A bird hit my window! What can I do?

by Lee Ann Landstrom, MRVAC Environmental Action and Education Chair Best estimates are that between 365 million and one billion birds annually in the United States suffer strikes against windows and…

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2020 MRVAC Birding Weekend is Fast Approaching

By Bob Williams, Board Member We are only a month away from the new Birding Weekend! I hope everyone is planning to participate. Here's how it works this year.  Because of Covid-19 our chapter did…

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MRVAC Awards 2020 Grants

By Walt Stull, Board Member The entire MRVAC family would like to congratulate the following organizations who applied for and were awarded grant funding this year. More information about MRVAC…

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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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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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