We believe in connecting with people with nature. Our monthly programs are FREE and open to the public. Meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Quarry Hill Nature Center and our speakers give presentations about a wide range of subjects (not just birds). Check our program listing, mark your calendar and come on out!

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Free Summer programs for families with kids - click here for details.

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Birdwalk at Root River County Park

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 7:30 am - approximately noon
Led by Bill Bruins

We will visit Root River County Park just south of Rochester near Simpson.  The park has nice walking trails and good diverse habitat for a wide variety of birds.  Meet at the Heintz Center (located at 1926 College View Road E in Rochester, MN 55904) at 7:30 AM to car pool.




ZVAS Monthly Program - Birding in Panama

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
7 -8 pm at Quarry Hill Nature Center
Speaker: Terry Grier

 From ocean to jungle to 10,000 foot mountain peaks, the varied geography and ecology of Panama provides conditions ideal for a wide array of birds, including the 30 different hummingbirds found there.  On a trip last year ago, Terry and Joyce Grier saw almost a third of the possible birds, and photographed as many as they could. Click for flier of this event

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Warbler Bird Walk at Quarry Hill

Saturday, May 2, 2015
9 am for approx 1 hour

Leaders: Terry and Joyce Grier

Meet at the Nature Center, bring binoculars if you have them (some are available to borrow from Quarry Hill). All ages welcome

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ZVAS Bird Walk at Essex Park
Saturday, May 2,
8 - 10 am
Leader: Sandy Hokanson

Meet in the Essex Park parking lot at 5455 West River Road NW in Rochester. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them.

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ZVAS Bird Walk in Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Sunday, May 3rd
8 am - mid-afternoon
Leaders: Terry & Joyce Grier

We will visit Beaver Creek Valley State Park near Caledonia and look and listen for different migrating warblers.  Meet at 8 am at the east parking lot of the Heintz Center to car pool. Bring a snack or bag lunch.  Trip will return early to midafternoon.

A state park sticker is required on all cars entering the park.


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