ADV: Webinar on Wolves – Jan. 26th

Can wolves alter the creation of wetlands? Tuesday, January 26 5-6 p.m. CT   Webinar rate: Member $15, Non-member $20   Wolves are considered a premier example of how large predators can transform ecosystems, with some suggesting that wolves, through the process of trophic cascades, can literally change the course of rivers and streams. However, … Continue reading ADV: Webinar on Wolves – Jan. 26th

VOL: Bugs Below Zero

Bugs are everywhere in the summer, but have you ever thought about what happens to them in the winter?  Join Len Ferrington, a Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota, and his team of researchers to discover the life-cycle dynamics of winter aquatic insects and their vital importance to trout in … Continue reading VOL: Bugs Below Zero

ADV: Teach Outdoors Workshops

We are calling on teachers, administrators, school communities, families, and outdoor educators to transform this current challenge into providing healthy and meaningful learning outside. Whether you are just beginning and looking to be inspired to take the next step, or further along on your journey and looking for specific curriculum and lessons, we have everything … Continue reading ADV: Teach Outdoors Workshops

ADV: Landowner Video Series on Jan. 19th

It’s a great time of year to plan the future of our woodlands! Following the hugely successful MN Woodland Owner Weekend in October of 2020, we are airing a quarterly series of Minnesota Woodland Owner Workshop (“MN WOW”) videos.  Click here to register for the first 2021 offering on the following topics & speakers. Watch any or all the 30-minute videos then join the speakers for a live Q & A on January 19, 2021, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (Zoom connection info will be made available to registrants via email) Amber Roberts and Sam Roth (UMN Extension): "How to start the conversation about … Continue reading ADV: Landowner Video Series on Jan. 19th

Newsletter: River Volunteer – Jan. 2021

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Winter Tree ID CourseMultiple instances, next on January 23  This course will be a hybrid, with participants visiting Crosby Farm Regional Park on their own to make observations and take notes between January 18-22, followed by a question-and-answer based discussion with staff on Zoom on Saturday, January 23rd. Instructions for the activity will be … Continue reading Newsletter: River Volunteer – Jan. 2021

ADV: Bluebird Recovery Program Expo 2021 conference – April 10th

Bluebird Recovery Program of MN - 2021 Virtual Expo conference SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 9 am – 12 pm Agenda presentations are based on the 2021 Expo survey results. Thank You everyone who participated!  For more information or to register, please visit: Bluebird

Minnesota’s Natural Heritage, Tester Book Premiere – Jan, 21st

Virtual Book Launch: Minnesota’s Natural Heritage, Second Edition Join us for a conversation exploring the definitive work on Minnesota’s natural history and ecology. Minnesota’s Natural Heritage has been updated, expanded, and copiously illustrated to account for profound changes to the state’s natural landscape over the past 25 years. Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 7:00 … Continue reading Minnesota’s Natural Heritage, Tester Book Premiere – Jan, 21st

Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods – Jan. 2021

Happy new year from the Extension forestry team! As you'll read, we are running full steam into 2021, with a variety of upcoming webinars and virtual courses. We're excited to be starting a new Master Woodland Owner class next month: the Climate and Carbon course. We are also hosting a new video series on woodland … Continue reading Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods – Jan. 2021

ADV: Webinar on Wolves – Jan. 26th

Can wolves alter the creation of wetlands? Tuesday, January 26 5-6 p.m. CT   Webinar rate: Member $15, Non-member $20   Wolves are considered a premier example of how large predators can transform ecosystems, with some suggesting that wolves, through the process of trophic cascades, can literally change the course of rivers and streams. However, … Continue reading ADV: Webinar on Wolves – Jan. 26th

Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Jan. 2021

Register for Illuminate The Lock: Madweyaashkaa! Illuminate The Lock returns this February! An animated video collage by artist Moira Villiard (Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe direct descendent) projected onto the 400 x 50 foot wall of the St. Anthony Falls lock wall is synced with a soundscape of music composed by Lyz Jaakola (Fond … Continue reading Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Jan. 2021

VOL: Pesky Plant Trackers

Are you interested in joining a local citizen science project? Do you have wild parsnip or knotweeds nearby? Pesky Plant Trackers is a citizen science project focused on phenology of wild parsnip and knotweeds.Check out the January 2021 newsletter to see how to get involved!Zoom trainings start next week. There are also self-paced online training … Continue reading VOL: Pesky Plant Trackers

Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – Jan. 2021

It is Winter in Sunfish Lake Park, a good time for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and “fat-tire” biking on the new bike trails. Joe of the City Public Works Dept has been grooming the ski trails. Look for the tracks (and other signs) of animals and people who are not hibernating.  Also look at the … Continue reading Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – Jan. 2021