Zumbro Valley Audubon believes connecting with people is our top priority.
Our monthly programs are open to the public and free of charge. Meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Quarry Hill Nature Center. Our speakers give presentations about a wide range of subjects (not just birds) - so mark your calendar and come on out - you just might have some fun while learning something new!

Upcoming programs and events include:



ZVAS Monthly Meeting & Program at Chester Woods
NOTE: change in time & location!
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Leader: Joel Dunnette

Bug Out - Summer is a time of abundance, and particularly for the variety of insects and other small cold-blooded creatures.  Join us at 6:30pm to search the fields, woods, and waters of Chester Woods for as many kinds as we can find.  Bring your kids, as this will be an active, fun, competitive search; their eyes and enthusiasm will be especially welcome.  We will meet at a picnic shelter(left at the fork and go past the campground). Check the sign that will be posted at the entry station that will identify which shelter.

Chester Woods is located at 8378 Hwy 14 SE, Eyota, MN. Click here for map.

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Annual Butterfly count starts at Quarry Hill
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Leader: Joel Dunnette

All interested parties are welcome to participate in this fun and educational event. We need many eyes to locate as many species as possible during our count. Come prepared for walking a mile or more on and off trails, and for outdoor conditions. Children must be accompanied by adults. Click for more details about this event


Sargents Gardens North - Native Plant Fair

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Time: 8 am - Noon
Place: ZVAS willo have an educational display and Joel Dunnette will speak talk about how you can use native plants in your landscaping plans to attract wildlife.

Link to all Sargent's Events


Bluejay Walk At Quarry Hill

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Leaders: Terry and Joyce Grier
Time: 9 am - approx 1 hour
Place: Meet at the Nature Center - bring binoculars if you have them.

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Cascade Meadow Wetlands - Planting with Natives Seimnar

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 6:30 -8:30 pm
Place: Cascade Meadow Wetlands Environmental Science Center
2900 19th Street NW in Rochester, MN 55901  

This is a free seminar, but please reserve you spot by emailing to info@cascademeadow.org or calling 507-252-8133 x105


monarch Tagging Monarch Butterflies At Quarry Hill

Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Leaders: Pam Meyer
Time: 7 -8 pm
Place: Meet at the Nature Center - we'll learn about the life cycle of Monarch and have a hands on experience of tagging and releasing the butterflies. This is a kid friendly event.

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Ecuadorian Birding Tour - Audubon Minnesota and Tiny Footprint Coffee

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Dec 13 2014 - 12:00pm - Dec 21 2014 - 12:00pm

Audubon Minnesota and Tiny Footprint Coffee in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota are partnering with Mindo Cloudforest Foundation to offer a remarkable bird-watching tour and fundraising opportunity.

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