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!
News, upcoming programs and events:
On August 1, 2014 a nest was found in the new Chimney Swift tower in Preston. Click for details and photos.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 507-252-8133 x105
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.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 with Leaders: Terry and Joyce Grier
Time: 9 am - approx 1 hour
Place: Meet at the Nature Center - bring binoculars if you have them.
Date: Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014
Time: 7 - 8pm
Place: Quarry Hill Nature Center
Duluth, MN birder and author, Laura Erickson, will talk about her experiences and travels around the US on her "Big Year" in 2013. Laura has written 7 books, and is the 2014 recipient of the Americam Birding Association's highest honor, the Roger Tory Peterson Award. To find out more about Laura, read her blog at lauraerickson.blogspot.com. Click for pdf of this event
Date: Saturday, Sept 27, 2014
Time: 8am - ? (for as long as we keep seeing good stuff!)
Place: Kalmar Reservoir
Led by Jerry Pruett and John Hockema. Late September is a great time to look for migrating sparrows. We should see White-crowned, Lincolns, White-throated, Savannah, Vesper sparrows and with a little luck we may pick up Nelson’s Sharp-tailed, LeContes and Harris’s sparrows as well. We’ll meet in the parking lot on the east side of the Kalmar Reservoir (East Landfill Reservoir) just off of 19 ST NW and Valleyview CT. about 2 miles west of the Rochester Athletic Club at 8 AM. Bring water-proof footwear as the grass will probably be quite wet.
Zumbro Valley Audubon
needs your help to pay for programs, printing brochures
to teach kids and adults about nature.
Zumbro Valley Audubon
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.