Partial recording for June program: Fishers in Minnesota

Here's a link to the recording of most of Michael Joyce's presentation on fishers in Minnesota.  Michael is  a wildlife ecologist at the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of…

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MRVAC awards more grants

By Lee Ann Landstrom Environmental action and conservation chair The MRVAC board of directors ended MRVAC's fiscal year by awarding more grants.  Kennedy High School received $2,000 to purchase 600…

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Recording of MRVAC May Program: Kim Eckert Updates 5th Edition of “A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota”

Kim Eckert, one of Minnesota’s preeminent birders, will give a preview of the fifth edition of A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota. The program is Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.  The publication is a…

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Apr. 28 MRVAC Program – UMD Chickadee and raptor research

MRVAC hosts UMD graduate students Kara Snow and Emily Pavlovic Thursday, Apr. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about their master’s research at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Kara’s research on Boreal…

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Maintaining feeders during the bird flu infestation

By Rob Daves Avian influenza – AKA the “bird flu” – has been detected in domestic poultry and wild birds in Minnesota (Blue Earth, Hennepin, Anoka counties).  But what does that mean to those of us…

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Recording of March 24 Program – Bird Song: Ten Lessons in Listening

The recording of the March MRVAC program from well-known author and ornithologist Donald Kroodsma is now available at the link below.  Kroodsma  one of the world’s leading experts on the science of…

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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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