Feb. 24 MRVAC Program recording: Spiders in Minnesota

Chad Heins, associate professor of biology at Bethany Lutheran College, used humor and great presentations skills to spin a tale about how a simple question about Minnesota’s spiders entangled him in…

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Recording of Jan. 27 program: Karla Bloem – Studying Owls with Sound

Karla Bloem Here is the link to the recording of MRVAC's Jan. 27 program with international owl expert, Karla Bloem from the International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota.…

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Burnsville bluebirds could use some help

The city of Burnsville is looking for volunteers interested in building, installing, or monitoring bluebird boxes in select parks. The city has been turning about 10 acres of mostly turf grass to…

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November program: Recording of Alex Sundval, “Journey to Attu Island”

“Journey to Attu Island” Alex Sundvall, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Presented Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Here's the recording for those who missed it:…

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It’s time to Give, MN! MRVAC needs your donation

By Bob Williams Every year GiveMN.org has a special day for non-profits to raise money for their organization.  This year that day is Nov. 18.  MRVAC’s board encourages you to make a donation to…

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October program: Dr. Elena West and the Red-Headed Woodpecker Project

PLEASE NOTE:  A RECORDING OF THIS PRESENTATION IS NOT AVAILABLE. Find out what an intense study of Minnesota's largest concentration of red-headed woodpeckers has revealed about migration routes and…

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MRVAC-funded pollinator garden update: Jefferson High School

By Lee Ann Landstrom Board Member A small crew of helpers has been faithfully watering the new garden all the blistering hot summer.  Jefferson High folks planted the garden during the early June…

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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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September program: Biodiversity & Research in the Sax-Zim Bog

Research at the Sax-Zim Bog includes surveying Golden-winged Warblers and owls, and supporting those who study specific species in the bog.  But it’s more than that, Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus, the…

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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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