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Representing the National Audubon Society in Greater Minneapolis and Hennepin County

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      Resolution Declaring Minneapolis a Pollinator-Friendly Community Date approved: August 21, 2015 Resolution Number: 2015R-357 committing the City of Minneapolis to increase pollinator forage (including native plants) and decrease use of pesticides. HIGHLIGHTS • Applies to all City-owned and controlled property. • Increases planting of pollinator-friendly plants. The Public Works Department, the Community Planning and Read More ...

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    Join us on Wednesday, April 19th for the 2017 Minnesota Water Action Day! This is a day of public action and advocacy to let lawmakers know we care about our water. This all-day event will include a rally, issue trainings and meetings with your legislators. Come for all or part of the day. There will Read More ...

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    June 27 –  7:30 pm at Izaak Walton League Breckenridge Chapter House  – 8816 West River Road in Brooklyn Park, Don Arnosti, Minnesota’s Environment Under Siege: Effective Conservation Advocacy in Our Era Don has for 30 years been involved in Minnesota conservation advocacy on behalf of several organizations and their membership.  This includes a total of 14 Read More ...

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  • 07/19/17--12:49: Overpopulation Crisis
  • July 25 –  7:30 pm at Izaak Walton League Breckenridge Chapter House  – 8816 West River Road in Brooklyn Park, Karen Shragg,   “Overpopulation Crisis” Karen is a lifelong environmentalist, naturalist, educator, author and overpopulation activist. She began her career as a naturalist in 1983 and as the director of the City of Richfield’s Wood Lake Read More ...

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    August 22nd –  7:30 pm at Izaak Walton League Breckenridge Chapter House  – 8816 West River Road in Brooklyn Park, Douglas Snyder, Executive Director – Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, “What we do, Where we work, Water Problems” Doug’s interest in water resources began at the University of Minnesota as a graduate student in landscape architecture. Doug participated in several Read More ...

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    Tuesday, September 5th – Sher Curry at 7:00 pm at Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry St W, St. Louis Park  –  “BACKYARD BIRDS, BLOOMS & BUGS” A personal look at what works for Sher to attract birds to her yard.   Nature photographer, Sher Curry, will discuss plants that attract birds, along with how the bugs interact with Read More ...

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    2017  OCT 3, 7:00 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park, MN  55416  “WHY HONDURAS” by Wilmer Fernandez This presentation will highlight the connections between Minnesota and Honduras related to the migratory birds that are common here in our Spring/Summer but spend Winter in the Central/South America region. It will also Read More ...

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    Candidate responses from ACM’s Questionnaires sent to Minneapolis Mayoral, City Council and MPRB Candidates. A few Candidate responses are currently posted. We will update this notice as more candidates respond. http://audubonchapterofminneapolis.org/candidate-forum-may…/  http://audubonchapterofminneapolis.org/candidate-forum-cit…/ http://audubonchapterofminneapolis.org/candidate-forum-mprb/

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    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. – Note: (This is a week later than usual, due to the election on the first Tuesday of November).   Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park, MN  55416 Julie Westerlund : WATER CONNECTS US ALL Julie will discuss how we, as a society, value water, and she will Read More ...

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    The Friends of Roberts 5th annual meeting will be held at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Av South (Bryant Av S & West 31st St) in Minneapolis from 12:30 to 2 pm. Come hear Bob Janssen speak! Bob Janssen, a legendary Minnesota birder who has worked tirelessly for decades to continue the legacy of Thomas Sadler Read More ...

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    Christmas Bird Count  Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis  2017 December 16, 2017 7:30 AM-4:00 PM The Christmas Bird Count for this year will take place on Saturday, December 16.  The group will meet at Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley, MN. At 7:30 AM.  Small groups of 3-4 will be formed and will cover specific map areas.  Read More ...

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    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1 pm: Wise Guys: Owls vs Ravens. Minneapolis Audubon Society welcomes Melonie Shipman, traveling naturalist and former co-Executive Director, Audubon Center of the North Woods. Join us for food and enjoyment at the Bryant Square Neighborhood Center, 31st & Bryant Avenue S, just one block south of Lake Street, easily Read More ...

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    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.   Beth El Synagogue,  5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park, MN  55416 Jim Egge, President, Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis: BIRDING SOUTH TEXAS and THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY Jim will trace a productive birding route, identifying the prime    birding spots for the birder who would like to see as many birds in Read More ...

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  • 01/09/18--09:52: No January Program
  • As usual we are taking a mid-winter break for our Programs. See the February post for its program.

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    Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  at Beth El Synagogue,  5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park, MN  55416 OWLS vs HAWKS      by John Authur Anderson   This presentation will compare and contrast Great Horned Owls and Coopers Hawks.  It will focus upon a range of characteristics and behaviors such as reproductive cycle, habitat, and eating habits.  BIO: Read More ...

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      Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis is pleased to be sponsoring a field trip to Tiffany Bottoms National Wildlife Area in Wisconsin again this spring. The field trip includes a ride on a narrow-gauge train through the Bottoms with several stops to walk in the area and look for birds, both residents and spring migrants. This Read More ...

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    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.   Beth El Synagogue,  5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park, MN  55416 MARCH 6th  RED HEADED WOODPECKER RESEARCH at Cedar Creek 2017-2018      by Dr. Elena West Presentation on the Red Headed Woodpecker (RHWO) research accomplished and in progress at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in East Bethel, Mn. during 2017 and continuing in Read More ...

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    Dr. Christine Sheppard, one of the world’s foremost authorities on bird collisions, and the Bird Collisions Campaign Manager for American Bird Conservancy, will speak on – Title: “Why Birds Collide with Glass and How We Can Stop Them” Where: Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park Date: April 18th Time: 6:30 pm The presentation will Read More ...

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    Dr. Daniel Klem Jr, respected authority on Bird-Window Collisions at Muhlenberg College, will speak on – Title: “The Effects of Glass in Buildings on Bird Mortality” Where: Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley Date: March 21st Time: 6:30 pm  The presentation will address the U. S. Bank Stadium problem. Abstract: In 1979, Dr. Daniel Klem, Jr, Read More ...

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    APRIL 3rd   WRENS & FRIENDS  by Keith Olstad at Brookdale Library at 7:00 pm Minnesota regularly hosts four wren species, but they are sometimes hard to distinguish by sight or sound, if one can find them at all.  Another three species show up here occasionally.  Beyond the wren family are several species quite similar in size Read More ...

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