Newsletter: MITPPC – Feb. 2021

Researchers from the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center wrapped up four projects in the last few months. Read on for findings and next steps.  Identifying and reporting brown marmorated stink bug: A pest to soybean, corn, fruit, and many other plants, brown marmorated stink bugs are now easier to identify and report thanks … Continue reading Newsletter: MITPPC – Feb. 2021

Newsletter: MAISRC – Feb. 2021

Common carp research featured in the Minneapolis Star TribuneMAISRC researchers, Dr. Przemek Bajer and Isaiah Tolo (Doctoral Candidate in Dr. Phelps' lab) were interviewed by the Star Tribune on their ongoing common carp control and management projects. While Bajer focuses on the attraction and removal of carp (maisrc.umn.edu/stream-barriers), Tolo is working to identify species-specific viruses that … Continue reading Newsletter: MAISRC – Feb. 2021

Meeting: West Metro Chapter of MN Master Naturalist Volunteers – March 11th

Minnesota Karst Hydrogeology: Dissolving Bedrock and the Power of Water - March 11 - Online Learn the part water plays in creating sinkholes, caves and sinking streams and how those features affect Minnesota’s groundwater quality. Presented by author and professor emeritus E. Calvin Alexander, Jr., Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota. Presentation via … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter of MN Master Naturalist Volunteers – March 11th

ADV: Normandale Sustainability Webinars – March 1st, 2nd and 4th

Landscaping for Pollinators - Monday  March 1st  2-3PM https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/96423500897 Julie Weisenhorn, Extension Educator, Horticulture, University of Minnesota Pollinators are responsible for more than 1/3 the food we enjoy, and gardeners of all levels can help encourage pollinators to thrive. Choosing plants that provide food and shelter, creating transitional landscapes, and considering bee lawns all help … Continue reading ADV: Normandale Sustainability Webinars – March 1st, 2nd and 4th

ADV: Winter Naturalist Series – Saint John’s Outdoor University: Feb. 27th & Mar. 6th

Saturday, February 27Squirrels: Little Critters, Big Adaptations - with guest naturalist, Vanessa BezekPre-recording available beginning Feb 20 Squirrels can be found from the tropics to the Arctic and even in your own backyard! If you're "nuts" about squirrels, join us to learn all about squirrel biology and how these little critters adapt to life in … Continue reading ADV: Winter Naturalist Series – Saint John’s Outdoor University: Feb. 27th & Mar. 6th

VOL: BACKYARD BUMBLE BEE COUNT

Calling all bumble bee aficionados! Believe it or not, bee researches are already gearing up for the 2021 field season. However, there are still some loose ends from 2020 that need to be tied up and you can help. We invite iNaturalist users to help identify the bumble bees observed as part of last year's … Continue reading VOL: BACKYARD BUMBLE BEE COUNT

ADV-AIS: AIS Management 101 course

Aquatic Invasive Species Management 101 course registration is open! We are excited to announce that registration for the 2021 AIS Management 101 course is now open! This self-paced online course will run throughout the month of March. AIS Management 101 is designed to help lakeshore homeowners, lake association members, and anyone interested in their local … Continue reading ADV-AIS: AIS Management 101 course

ADV: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog – March 11th & 18th

The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog are excited to be offering webinars this winter season! Webinars will be held on Thursdays, starting at 6:30 pm. Registration for these programs is required, but all webinars are free to attend. If you have questions about this series, please contact webinar instructor and Head Naturalist Clinton by email at … Continue reading ADV: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog – March 11th & 18th

ADV: 2021 MGLP Lake Conservation Webinars – March 2, 2021

The MGLP is excited to announce its 2021 Lake Conservation Webinars. These free webinars address a diversity of lake and fish habitat management issues from wakeboats to watersheds, from Ogaa (Walleye) management to social marketing, and from algae research to limnology from space. Learn more about each webinar by clicking the registration link. You can … Continue reading ADV: 2021 MGLP Lake Conservation Webinars – March 2, 2021

ADV: Wolf Webinars – Feb. 24th and Mar. 10th

Colorado Wolf Reintroduction - How did we get here and what happens next? Wednesday, February 24 5-6 p.m. CT   Webinar rate: FREE   In November 2020, Colorado voters approved a ballot initiative that calls for the reintroduction of gray wolves to the state by 2023. Wolf recovery in Colorado is a complicated and contentious … Continue reading ADV: Wolf Webinars – Feb. 24th and Mar. 10th

ADV: Compass to Nature: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom

Join us as we explore the four cardinal directions for the Compass to Nature: place-based education, phenology, journals, and naturalists, plus the magnetic force of the sense of wonder, through indoor presentations and outdoor field exercises to build or enhance your skills. We will also examine impact to teachers, students, and families; school curriculum and … Continue reading ADV: Compass to Nature: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom

VOL-AIS: Stop the spread of Spiny Water Fleas

MAISRC has a new prevention campaign focused on spiny water fleas. This is a wonderful opportunity to use your training and talents as an AIS Detector and help keep the lakes in your community spiny free!   As an AIS Detector, you know that this tiny zooplankton disrupts lake food webs and can have serious impacts … Continue reading VOL-AIS: Stop the spread of Spiny Water Fleas