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

Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – Jan. 2021

It is Winter in Sunfish Lake Park, a good time for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and “fat-tire” biking on the new bike trails. Joe of the City Public Works Dept has been grooming the ski trails. Look for the tracks (and other signs) of animals and people who are not hibernating.  Also look at the … Continue reading Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – Jan. 2021

ADV: Sugarloaf – Panamas Nature – Jan. 21st

Join Sugarloaf via Zoom on January 21 at 7 pm for a fabulous tour of Panama's nature with Erik Bruhnke. The vibrant landscape of Panama is considered one of the most diverse birding regions of the world. The many ecosystems within Panama are home a stunning array of birds, mammals, butterflies, flowers, and more. The … Continue reading ADV: Sugarloaf – Panamas Nature – Jan. 21st

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

ADV: Virtual Owl Expert Series – Jan 31st at 1:00pm

The International Owl Center is providing a free virtual owl expert speaker series on Sundays. It features experts from around the world. Each webinar is limited to 500 participants. 31 January 2021: Milan Ružić (Serbia): Owl We Need is Love: how the largest communal roost of Long-eared Owls in the world changed my life7 February 2021: Motti Charter (Israel): Using … Continue reading ADV: Virtual Owl Expert Series – Jan 31st at 1:00pm

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

DNR Survey: Wildlife area for people with disabilities

Ideas will help shape proposals for improved opportunities across the state      Anyone interested in improving access to wildlife management areas (WMAs) for people with disabilities can share their ideas online with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “We want to hear how we can improve recreational opportunities and reduce barriers on WMAs,” said David Trauba, … Continue reading DNR Survey: Wildlife area for people with disabilities

ADV: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog – Feb. 25th – March 18th

The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog are excited to be offering webinars this winter season! Webinars will be held on Thursdays, starting at 6:30 pm. Registration for these programs is required, but all webinars are free to attend. If you have questions about this series, please contact webinar instructor and Head Naturalist Clinton by email at … Continue reading ADV: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog – Feb. 25th – March 18th

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: Pesky Plant Trackers – Jan. 2021

Welcome to 2021, a fresh opportunity observe pesky plants and participate in science! Before the world greens up, winter gives us time to meet new volunteers, hone skills, and prepare for a safe and fruitful season. Depending on where you live, March could be the right time to start outdoor activities, such as finding pesky plants … Continue reading Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – Jan. 2021

Newsletter: Listening Point Foundation – Jan. 2021

Listening Point Foundation sends out free, comprehensive newsletters twice a year; once in the spring/summer and once in the fall. Full of news of Foundation activities, photos of our visitors and events, updates about exciting new opportunities and programs, and more! Our mailing list is organically grown from folks who have personally visited or contacted … Continue reading Newsletter: Listening Point Foundation – Jan. 2021

ADV: Teach Outdoors Workshops

We are calling on teachers, administrators, school communities, families, and outdoor educators to transform this current challenge into providing healthy and meaningful learning outside. Whether you are just beginning and looking to be inspired to take the next step, or further along on your journey and looking for specific curriculum and lessons, we have everything … Continue reading ADV: Teach Outdoors Workshops