OnGoing Activities

MMNatOngoing Great Things To Learn/Do with Great Organizations – volunteer and/or training opportunities:


Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas have a new digital map! You can also request a paper copy online:

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum:

Audubon Minnesota  announces new citizen science program on the effect of climate change on birds: audubon-volunteers-are- counting-bluebirds-and- nuthatches-better-understand

Ongoing: MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge: Bird watching, photo hike, nature film fests. Minnesota_Valley/Events.html

Ongoing: MN Tracking Club:

Ongoing: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project through the U of M Monarch Lab:

MN River Valley Audubon Chapter (MRVAC): Bird watching, field trips, presentations.

Ongoing: Becoming an Outdoors Woman 2018 calendar of events: education/bow/calendar.html

Ongoing Bringing Back Native Thistles webinar from Xerxes Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Free. Xerxes also provides a downloadable PDF, Native Thistles: A Conservation Practitioner’s Guide with a brief chapter on identification! http://www. webinars/native-thistles- important-and-misunderstood- plants-for-conservation

The Raptor Center launches Raptor Academy online! Also free self-study online courses. raptor-academy

Bees and Pollinators of Native Plants by Heather Holm. Articles, info, upcoming talks by Heather at http://www.

Dragonfly Conservation Webinar by Migratory Dragonfly Partnership. Free. v=v1LiBs8lgFs&

Minnesota Native Plant Society:; meetings, lectures, annual seed exchange.

Wild Ones, a native plant garden and landscape group: http://www.wildonestwincities. org/ ; presentations, plant sales.

The Nature Conservancy Minnesota ourinitiatives/regions/ northamerica/unitedstates/ minnesota/index.htm

Humming for Bees offers information and resources to protect bees at: index.htm

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas is an online, searchable database of birds, mammals, fishes, plants, and fungi in the Bell Museum collections!