Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – May 2021

May brings momentum! The Pesky Plants Community is growing, and your observations are making science possible. Also, you may have noticed, wild parsnip and knotweed plants are doing their part to keep us busy. Thanks for your interest in Pesky Plant Trackers and enjoy the read. IN THIS ISSUE: Training for new observers begins May 24Introductory … Continue reading Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – May 2021

VOL: Plant Bee Lab Pollinator Garden – June 5th

In the last few years, some of our favorite pollinator plants have disappeared from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab pollinator garden. We received a grant to replant the ones that have gone missing and add a few new species to the garden. Come help us plant! When: Saturday, June 5, 10:00 am - 11:30 … Continue reading VOL: Plant Bee Lab Pollinator Garden – June 5th

VOL: St. Louis Park: Waste Reduction and Reuse – May 20th

Gardener's Swap Thursday, May 20, 5:30 – 7 p.m.Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC), 3700 Monterey Drive This free event is open to everyone and is a great opportunity to share extra plants or clear out gardening tools you no longer use, then take home new treasures. No items may be sold at this event; everything must … Continue reading VOL: St. Louis Park: Waste Reduction and Reuse – May 20th

VOL: St. Louis Park: Waste Reduction and Reuse – may 20th

Gardener's Swap Thursday, May 20, 5:30 – 7 p.m.Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC), 3700 Monterey Drive This free event is open to everyone and is a great opportunity to share extra plants or clear out gardening tools you no longer use, then take home new treasures. No items may be sold at this event; everything must … Continue reading VOL: St. Louis Park: Waste Reduction and Reuse – may 20th

Meeting: Whitewater SP HOP program – May 12th

As wildlife habitat continues to decrease, unexpected human encounters with wildlife will increase. Do you know what to do if you found an injured or orphaned animal?  Join us for this webinar so you will be prepared to handle this type of situation when it happens. Tami Vogel, Communications Director from the Minnesota Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is … Continue reading Meeting: Whitewater SP HOP program – May 12th

Newsletter: What’s New At The Bell?

Minnesota’s official natural history museum and planetarium is now located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Saint Paul. Take amazing journeys from the far reaches of the cosmos to deep inside the human brain in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Explore the origins of the universe, the diversity of life on … Continue reading Newsletter: What’s New At The Bell?

Newsletter: Project WET-The Splash – spring 2021

Spring is well underway and the flowers are popping, the trees are budding, birds are chirping and migrating back. Waters are glistening and waiting for a canoe to navigate its way through the riffles found in many of our Minnesota rivers! I can hear the loons calling as I write this….. Project WET has been … Continue reading Newsletter: Project WET-The Splash – spring 2021

Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – May 2021

May  has come to Sunfish Lake Park, and Spring is here, along with the Spring Ephemeral flowers. Birds are getting ready to start nesting, and buckthorn is leafing out. May 1st was the most beautiful day ever, and Chase Davies led a nature walk, followed by a continental breakfast in a bag, for the GA … Continue reading Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – May 2021

Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection

If last weekend is any indication, warm weather is finally here! This spring feels especially exciting, propelling us into a long awaited season of enjoying parks and green spaces along the river. Whether you volunteer to restore habitat, paddle on the river, bike through the parks, or simply sit and observe in the forest, we … Continue reading Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection

Meeting: West Metro Chapter – May 13th

Where are all the Skunks? Cameras and Camera trapping May 13-Online Learn about a newer volunteer project within Three Rivers Park District.  Camera traps are motion-activated cameras that capture animal images and help staff monitor their populations. Presented by Steven Hogg, Wildlife Supervisor for Three Rivers Park.  Presentation online; Thu. May 13, 6:45 p.m. social … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter – May 13th

JOB: Leopold Foundation

We need your help finding an engaging, empathetic, collaborative, and committed conservationist to play the vital role of Education Coordinator in our effort to grow the thinking community and build an ethic of care for all. This position will guide well established programming but also be called on for creativity in program growth and development.The Leopold … Continue reading JOB: Leopold Foundation

VOL: Help – remove buckthorn in Minneapolis

North Loop Neighborhood Association in Minneapolis is currently working on a project to clean up the river banks around the Mississippi in their area.  They've already met with some professionals and have a pretty solid plan on what needs to happen over a period of time (apparently there's a lot of buckthorn and other invasive species … Continue reading VOL: Help – remove buckthorn in Minneapolis