VOL: Black Spruce Cones Needed

Badoura State Forest Nursery, Akeley; cone shed, Black Spruce cones The State Forest Nursery needs hundreds of additional bushels of black spruce cones within the next few weeks to meet the needs for spring 2021 reforestation efforts. The public plays an important role in providing seeds and cones needed to reforest Minnesota. However, for the … Continue reading VOL: Black Spruce Cones Needed

Black Spruce Cones Needed

Badoura State Forest Nursery, Akeley; cone shed, Black Spruce cones The State Forest Nursery needs hundreds of additional bushels of black spruce cones within the next few weeks to meet the needs for spring 2021 reforestation efforts. The public plays an important role in providing seeds and cones needed to reforest Minnesota. However, for the … Continue reading Black Spruce Cones Needed

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

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

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

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

VOL: DNR Invasive Species Advisory Committee – apply by Jan. 22, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking applications from Minnesota residents interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Aquatic invasive species are one of the state’s most pressing natural resource issues. Preventing the spread of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, invasive … Continue reading VOL: DNR Invasive Species Advisory Committee – apply by Jan. 22, 2021

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

Newsletter: Minnesota Natural History Museum – Jan. 2021

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: Minnesota Natural History Museum – Jan. 2021

Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Jan. 2021

New Live Program: Game Night With A Ranger Looking for something fun to do on these dark winter nights? Join us for Game Night With A Ranger: four evenings of wildly entertaining TV game show spinoffs with contestants from the National Park Service, popular authors, outdoor celebrities, Fearless Comedy cast members, and a live audience! … Continue reading Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Jan. 2021

Newsletter: AIS Detectors – Jan. 2021

AIS Management 101 Launches In April, we launched a new course, AIS Management 101. This fully online course focused on the important considerations that go into a management plan for aquatic invasive species, particularly aquatic plants. Participants learned about management best practices, regulations, pesticide science, and monitoring, among other topics. The course included interviews with … Continue reading Newsletter: AIS Detectors – Jan. 2021