Audubon Center of the North Woods – Activities – Summer 2017

ACNW summer camps enrich a kid’s perception of the world and connection with nature, as well as provide them with new experiences, opportunities for personal growth and a safe, fun environment where they can:* soar to new heights traversing our high ropes course with a fun zip-line ride at the end learn how to build … Continue reading Audubon Center of the North Woods – Activities – Summer 2017

Field Photo Weekend: May 27 – 29, 2017

Please take some photos! "Field Photo Weekend" May 27 - 29, 2017 . . . Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend by taking a few shots! Here’s your chance to join hundreds of other CoCoRaHS observers to see what our landscapes look like during late spring. If you have participated before, this is a great chance to … Continue reading Field Photo Weekend: May 27 – 29, 2017

WORM WATCHERS TRAINING: June 7th in Saint Paul; August 23rd in Duluth

Fascinated by worms? Want to help in the battle against forest invaders? The Great Lakes Worm Watch (GLWW) is a citizen science project involving volunteers from across the United States and Canada in earthworm research. It was developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth to collect long-term data on earthworm populations. Although new … Continue reading WORM WATCHERS TRAINING: June 7th in Saint Paul; August 23rd in Duluth

Audubon Center of the North Woods – May to September Volunteer Activities

Volunteer opportunities with the Audubon Center of the North Woods:  They are setting aside a few weekends this summer as Volunteer Work Weekends and could use your help on a variety of projects.  Maybe you've been here many times and would love the opportunity to visit again and give back. Or perhaps you've never been … Continue reading Audubon Center of the North Woods – May to September Volunteer Activities

Find Funky Nests in Funky Places!

Find Funky Nests in Funky Places! Popular contest returns with great prizes For release: May 4, 2017 Ithaca, N.Y.--Funky Nests in Funky Places is back! This popular contest focuses on the quirky places birds sometimes build their nests. Participants have found nests on tiny skyscraper ledges, in barbecue grills, traffic lights, wind chimes, flower pots, an old motorcycle helmet, or just … Continue reading Find Funky Nests in Funky Places!

CoCoRaHS — The Great Escape!

  Dear rain gauge readers (Sometimes referred to as CoCoRaHSters, CoCoRaisins, or something like that...), Greetings, everyone.  A lot has happened in the weather world in the past month since I last wrote.  Here are a few notables: Yesterday (May 4) was our first "monster rain" day this calendar year.  I define "monster" rain as … Continue reading CoCoRaHS — The Great Escape!

Calling All Birders: Global Big Day is May 13

How many of the world’s bird species can be found? Ithaca, NY--A “big day” is a big deal for people who love to watch birds. The term traditionally applies to any effort to identify as many bird species as possible in a single day. The third annual Global Big Day takes place on May 13, 2017. Bird watchers … Continue reading Calling All Birders: Global Big Day is May 13