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. Our speakers give presentations about a wide range of topics (not just birds). Check our program listing, mark your calendar and come on out!

NEWS

It was a perfect day for a couple of dozen dragon hunters to search out, capture and observe several of our native Dragonflies and Damselflies. ZVAS provided nets and Joell Dunette shared his knowledge about these spectacular creatures at Chester Woods on Saturday, June 21, 2015. Special thanks to Joel's wife Sandy and our summer intern . Natalie for assisting at this fun event. See more photos on our facebook page.

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Free Summer programs for families with kids - click here for details.
Nature in Your Neighborhood programs - click here for details.
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JULY PROGRAMS
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ZVAS Bluebird Bird Walk at Quarry Hill Nature Center-
Saturday, July 4 at 9 am  
Leaders: Terry & Joyce Grier

Join members of Zumbro Valley Audubon on a casual walk thru Quarry Hill Park to view the birds. Bring binoculars if you have them, some are available to borrow from the nature center. Dress for the weather. Families and children are welcome. Come and stay for any length of time. The walks usually last about one hour. Free and open to the public with no registration required.
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17th Annual Rochester Butterfly Count
Saturday, July 18, All Day
Leader: Joel Dunnette

Teams will survey a 7.5 mile radius circle centered near Quarry Hill looking for as many species of butterflies as we can find. We'll be walking on and off trails in any kind of weather. If you are interested in participating in this event, please email Joel Dunnette at jdunnette@gmail.com for information about where to meet, etc.

Note: Some teams may be assigned to count in Chester Woods County Park where a County Park Sticker or daily pass is required for entry.
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Bug Out
Sunday, July 26, 3 - 5 pm at Chester Woods
Leader: Joel Dunnette

Join us to search the fields, woods, and waters of Chester Woods for as many kinds of bugs as we can find. Bring your kids, as this will be an active, fun, competitive search; their eyes and enthusiasm will be especially welcome. Click for flier of this event

Note: a County Park Sticker or daily pass is required for entry to the park. Click here for more info about Chester Woods.

THERE WILL NOT BE A MEETING AT QUARRY HILL IN JULY.

AUGUST PROGRAMS
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ZVAS Bluebird Bird Walk at Quarry Hill Nature Center
Saturday, August 1 at 9 am 
Leaders: Terry & Joyce Grier

Join members of Zumbro Valley Audubon on a casual walk thru Quarry Hill Park to view the birds. Bring binoculars if you have them, some are available to borrow from the nature center. Dress for the weather. Families and children are welcome. Come and stay for any length of time. The walks usually last about one hour. Free and open to the public with no registration required.
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Field Trip to Meadowlark Restorations Sites -
Saturday, August 8th from 8am - midafternoon
Leaders: Scott Leddy

Meet 8 am at the east parking lot of the Heintz Center to car pool. Scott Leddy will provide a guided tour of two sites Meadowlark Restorations has worked on in the Rushford area, a (probably steep) bluff prairie, and a rolling sand prairie. We will stop in Rushford for an early lunch or something to drink between site visits. Return mid afternoon. Be prepared for walking over rough ground.
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ZVAS Monthly Program at Quarry Hill Nature Center

Monarch Tagging
Tuesday, August 25, 6:30 - 8 pm
Leader: Pamela Meyer

Join us and learn about the fascinating Monarch Butterfly as it prepares for its long journey back to Mexico. We will have a hands-on experience of tagging the butterflies and learn about this incredible creature. Click for flier of this event

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Click here for our complete program listing

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