ADV: Arboretum & Audubon: A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops – Chaska – May 18th

Join birding enthusiasts and experts from around the region to celebrate spring migration! Amidst the setting of spring flowers, novice to advanced birders can interact with a host of experts about birding, habitat, quirky bird science, and even meet live raptors! Custom-select your perfect day filled with your choice of presentations, workshops, nature walks, and … Continue reading ADV: Arboretum & Audubon: A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops – Chaska – May 18th

VOL: Monitor Pollinators – May 8th – Hastings

Lost Valley Prairie Scientific & Natural Area Join us at Lost Valley Prairie SNA to explore the bees and other pollinators that visit spring ephemeral flowers on the prairie. Lost Valley Prairie SNA has several locations where hundreds if not thousands of birdsfoot/prairie violets bloom. There are also many other flowers that will/could be blooming. … Continue reading VOL: Monitor Pollinators – May 8th – Hastings

VOL: AVID Deer Program

It's almost AVID season! Year 2 of Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer (AVID) program starts in June! Register here! For more information visit our website! The University of Minnesota Extension operates a citizen science program to collect data that will help monitor the impacts of deer on vegetation across Minnesota. Participants in the Assessing Vegetation … Continue reading VOL: AVID Deer Program

VOL: Naturalist Needed – Inver Grove Heights

VOLUNTEER NATURALISTS WANTED at DARVANACRES NATURE CENTER This is a new fledgling Nature Center located on 125 acres in Inver Grove Heights, MN. We are looking for volunteer naturalists who can assist in developing an inventory of Wild Flowers on the property. VOLUNTEER NATURALISTS WANTED Volunteers should be prepared to spend time in various designated … Continue reading VOL: Naturalist Needed – Inver Grove Heights

VOL: City Nature Challenge 2019 – April 26th-29th

Spring Greetings to you! We would like to invite you to participate in the City Nature Challenge 2019.    This is an International bioblitz event. There are public events happening around the metro, if you want to join in, or just go out and take photos in your backyard!! The target area in Minnesota is for … Continue reading VOL: City Nature Challenge 2019 – April 26th-29th

VOL: City Nature Challenge – April 26th-29th

What is the City Nature Challenge? Invented by citizen science staff at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Lila Higgins) and California Academy of Sciences (Alison Young). The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition … Continue reading VOL: City Nature Challenge – April 26th-29th

ADV-AIS: MN DNR AIS Volunteer Training – May 3rd, May 23rd or June 6th

Citizens who are interested in informing the public about aquatic invasive species and how to slow their spread can receive AIS volunteer or ambassador training from the Watercraft Inspection Program staff. This training includes information on how to educate members of the public on AIS and how to prevent the spread. Friday, May 3rd, 1 … Continue reading ADV-AIS: MN DNR AIS Volunteer Training – May 3rd, May 23rd or June 6th