Recording of Sept. 28 Program: Stan Tekiela on “How to forage for mushrooms and not die”

Learn the fun and enjoyable way to forage for wild mushrooms and not kill yourself. Minnesota naturalist and best-selling author Stan Tekiela makes this serious topic fun and interesting. You, too,…

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Recordings from the June meeting: Minnesota’s invasive carp

The Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter (MRVAC) heard “The Natural and Unnatural History of Carp: Implications for Minnesota’s Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries,” a presentation of Dr. Peter…

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Long-time MRVAC volunteer Doug Mayo passed away May 6 after a year of illness.

Long-time MRVAC volunteer Doug Mayo passed away on May 6 after a year of illness. “He was home on hospice in my loving care when he passed peacefully,” his wife Susan reports. She said, “he bore his…

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A Golden-winged Warbler perched on a tree branch with leaves and a clear sky in the background.

May Program: “The Conservation of Golden-winged Warblers: Nesting and Fledgling Behavior and Habitat”

The Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter (MRVAC) invites you to join us for: “The Conservation of Golden-winged Warblers: Nesting and Fledgling Behavior and Habitat” Brett Howland: Master’s student…

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Apr. 27 Program: A Big Mammal Day in Tanzania

Dr. Charles Foley, senior conservation scientist at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, will discuss the history of Big Mammal Days, and describe how he, his wife, and two good friends set about attempting…

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Becky Lystig’s memorial service April 30

There will be an informal gathering to share memories and celebrate Becky Lystig's life at Wood Lake Nature Center (6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield) Sunday, April 30, from 2-4 p.m. with short…

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March 23 Program: Minnesota State Wildlife Action Plan

Join MRVAC and Kristin Hall, wildlife action plan coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. for an update on the Minnesota State Wildlife Action…

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Spring migration is starting: Time to dim the lights

As we approach spring migration in the Upper Midwest, this is your friendly reminder to dim lights from March 15 to May 31. Lighting can disorient birds and draw them to buildings where they face…

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Recordings of Feb. 23 program: Scott Weidensaul — “A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds

Even as scientists make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, humans have…

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The Great Backyard Bird Count: It’s Feb. 17 and here’s help on “how to”

The 26th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Bird and nature lovers everywhere unite in the effort to tally as many of the world's…

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