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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Bald Eagle

Support Lead-Free Public Lands and Waters

Ashley J. Peters, Audubon Minnesota  Audubon has a long history of working to remove toxins from our environment and toxic lead shot is no different. Every year, eagles, swans, ducks, and other birds…

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Frontenac – Minnesota’s Best Birding

By Bob Janssen, MRVAC President Elect  It was May 11, 1947, a Saturday morning, and I was on my way to look at birds at Frontenac, the warbler capital of Minnesota. I was 14 years old and I couldn’t…

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Birds of Western Ecuador: A Photographic Guide

by Nick Athanas & Paul J Greenfield. Princeton University, 2016 Review by Anne Hanley If you are planning a trip to Western Ecuador, you should check out this field guide. If you’ve never birded…

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