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: info.dnr@state.mn.us.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum:

Audubon Minnesotahttp://mn.audubon.org/  announces new citizen science program on the effect of climate change on birds: http://www.audubon.org/news/ audubon-volunteers-are- counting-bluebirds-and- nuthatches-better-understand

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

Ongoing: MN Tracking Club: http://www.mntracking.org/

Ongoing: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project through the U of M Monarch Lab: http://www.mlmp.org/

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

Ongoing: Becoming an Outdoors Woman 2018 calendar of events: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ 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. conservationwebinars.net/ webinars/native-thistles- important-and-misunderstood- plants-for-conservation

The Raptor Center launches Raptor Academy online! Also free self-study online courses.https://www.raptor.umn.edu/ raptor-academy

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

Dragonfly Conservation Webinar by Migratory Dragonfly Partnership. Free. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=v1LiBs8lgFs&feature=youtu.be.

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

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

The Nature Conservancy Minnesotahttp://www.nature.org/ ourinitiatives/regions/ northamerica/unitedstates/ minnesota/index.htm

Lecture series by Geological Society of MN: http://gsmmn.mngeology.net/ content/2017-2018-seminars- and-labs

Humming for Bees offers information and resources to protect bees at: http://www.hummingforbees.org/ index.htm

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas is an online, searchable database of birds, mammals, fishes, plants, and fungi in the Bell Museum collections! http://bellatlas.umn.edu/