Webinars: Growing Your Dream Forest – April 20th

GROWING YOUR DREAM FOREST Virtual Workshop The spring 2021 Minnesota Woodland Owner Workshop (“MNWOW”) will help woodland owners prepare for spring tree planting and land management. Three 30-minute pre-recorded presentations will include: Jake Froyum, MN DNR, Cooperative Forest Mgmt. Program Forester How to restore your woodland’s understory after removing buckthorn and other unwanted trees and shrubs Amber … Continue reading Webinars: Growing Your Dream Forest – April 20th

Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – April 2021

April brings us Earth Day and ample opportunities to observe phenology. What are folks seeing now? In some places, wild parsnip and knotweed plants are already showing up shortly after snowmelt. But this is not so for all sites, at least not yet. Whether your site has snow or "snirt," stay alert to when it … Continue reading Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – April 2021

VOL: Opportunity to Review – MISAC Invasive Species Plan

Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council (MISAC) is in the process of updating the state invasive species management plan and would like to invite you to review the current draft (attached). If you are interested in reviewing and providing feedback on the draft plan, please do so according to the instructions contained in the draft by … Continue reading VOL: Opportunity to Review – MISAC Invasive Species Plan

2021 Tree Care Advisor Core Course – Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2021 Tree Care Advisor Core Course is now open! I have attached the schedule/curriculum, but in short, here is how the Core Course will work this year: You will attend 9 live Zoom presentations that take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:30pm. These will be interactive, meaning you can ask questions and … Continue reading 2021 Tree Care Advisor Core Course – Registration is Open!

ADV: EXPO 2021 Bluebird Recovery – April 10th

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 9 am – 12 pm ON YOUR COMPUTER, TABLET OR CELLPHONE – BBRP “Virtual Expo” Agenda presentations are based on the 2021 Expo survey results. Thank You everyone who participated!  Please review the agenda below then follow the instructions at the bottom or to register, please visit: Bluebird.

Free event for master naturalists – April 22nd

Highlighting Minnesota Endangered Species on Earth DayThursday, April 22 at 4 p.m. Three University of Minnesota researchers will join us for a discussion about their work with endangered species conservation in Minnesota. Dr. Elaine Evans will discuss her work with the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis), Dr. Francie Cuthbert will talk about her work … Continue reading Free event for master naturalists – April 22nd

Newsletter: Cedar Creek – spring 2021

Happy April, everyone! And happy spring! Although it's currently only 27° at Cedar Creek, the sun is shining, the snow is melted, and the birds, plants and researchers are showing up again. Here's to a new season bringing us ALL health, outdoor adventures, and new beginnings! We hope you enjoy this season's issue of Field … Continue reading Newsletter: Cedar Creek – spring 2021

Bell Museum is now open

The new Bell Museum brings together science, art, and the environment with a unique Minnesota perspective. Our new home features a digital planetarium, high-tech exhibits, our famous wildlife dioramas, outdoor learning experiences and more. The new facility is expected to triple the number of annual visitors—and we hope you’re one of them. If you love … Continue reading Bell Museum is now open

2021 Tree Care Advisor Core Course – Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2021 Tree Care Advisor Core Course is now open! I have attached the schedule/curriculum, but in short, here is how the Core Course will work this year: You will attend 9 live Zoom presentations that take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:30pm. These will be interactive, meaning you can ask questions and … Continue reading 2021 Tree Care Advisor Core Course – Registration is Open!

Free event for master naturalists – April 22nd

Highlighting Minnesota Endangered Species on Earth DayThursday, April 22 at 4 p.m. Three University of Minnesota researchers will join us for a discussion about their work with endangered species conservation in Minnesota. Dr. Elaine Evans will discuss her work with the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis), Dr. Francie Cuthbert will talk about her work … Continue reading Free event for master naturalists – April 22nd

ADV: Nature’s Notebook – Join a Campaign

By participating in one of our regional campaigns you can help researchers answer key questions, get info-rich emails with localized results, and an end of season summary. Use the map to determine which campaigns are appropriate for your location, and then learn the details on the campaign pages linked from the table below. If you … Continue reading ADV: Nature’s Notebook – Join a Campaign

VOL: Nature’s Notebook – flowers on your maples, oaks, and poplars?

We invite you to join us in tracking the “green wave”—the flush of green that accompanies leaf-out–-over the course of the spring season, as well as the spread of seasonal color across the country in the autumn. Observations of these trees are of extra importance because they can help decision-makers develop forecast models and early … Continue reading VOL: Nature’s Notebook – flowers on your maples, oaks, and poplars?