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We believe in connecting people with nature. Our monthly programs are FREE and open to the public. Meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of each month at Quarry Hill Nature Center. Our speakers give presentations about a wide range of topics - not just birds.
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Photos from some of our recent activities are below.
In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years. Watch our calendar for special events throughout the year!
February 3, 2018
Local birding experts (and ZVAS members) Joyce and Terry Grier gave a great talk on Saturday at Sargents on Second in Rochester. First up was which plants make your backyard attractive to birds. That was followed with an in-depth discussion of bird food, feeders, and which kinds attract which birds. Lastly an open Q&A session. The crowd really enjoyed the many photos and tips they shared. A big thank you to the Griers and to Sargents for hosting this free "Year of the Bird" event.
February 3, 2018 - Bird Walk at Quarry Hill
The snow fell gently throughout our walk at Quarry Hill today and temps were near 20 ... a perfect winter day. Most of the bird activity was near the feeders where we found Chickadees, Mourning Doves, Juncos, Nuthatches, Downy, Hairy, and Red Bellied Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, a Crow and House Sparrows. Before the walk started a pair of Red Tail Hawks flew by overhead and briefly perched for a quick photo. Eight people participated along with leaders Terry and Joyce Grier. Click to see more photo on our Facebook page.
January 23, 2018
Many thanks to Sara Holger from Whitewater State Park for her lively and entertaining presentation about Minnesota Owls last night at our monthly program at Quarry Hill. Sara's talk was fun, informative and when she performed her expert level owl calls she had the entire room "hooting" right along with her!
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