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Zumbro Valley Audubon needs your help to pay for programs, printing brochures and outreach supplies to teach kids and adults about nature. Donate to Zumbro Valley Audubon via giveMN.org
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).
Check our program listing and join the fun!
Photos from some of our recent activities are below.
November 18, 2017 - Tundra Swan Field Trip
Eleven people made the trip to Brownsville today to see the migrating swans and other waterfowl. The day started out gray,windy and cold, but we were all properly bundled up. Thousands of swans were still present as well as many other birds including Mallards, Pintails, Greenwing Teal, Hooded Merganzers, Goldeneye, Canada Geese, Widgeon, Ringnecks, Gadwall, Shovelers, Canvasbacks, Scaup, Coot. Ring billed Gulls, Pelicans, Crows, Blue Jays, and dozens of Bald Eagles.
On the way back to Rochester we drove through the Whitewater WMA and added Trumpeter Swans, Kingfisher, Redwing Blackbirds, Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, White Breasted Nuthatch, Goldfinch, Red Tail Hawk, and Chickadees to our list. But the find of the day was yet to come. On the final leg of the trip home, driver Terry Grier suddenly pulled off the road - he'd spotted a Snowy Owl. We had a fantastic time on this trip. Our thanks to Terry & Joyce Grier for leading!
Photos by Sandy Hokanson unless otherwise noted.
November 13, 2017 - Volunteer Appreciation
This evening we held an appreciation dinner at Chester Woods Park for the many volunteers that make ZVAS possible. Their hours spent leading field trips, working outreach events, monitoring and responding to advocacy issues, teaching classes, being weed warriors, and so much more have a value beyond measure. During the informal evening we shared ideas about the many current and future projects we are working on. We also awarded a special Certificate of Appreciation to Joel Dunnette for his many years of dedication and leadership in environmental education ... applause!
THANK YOU to all the folks who donated on “Give to the MAX
Day” November 16.
Your donations help us
• keep our monthly programs free for everyone
• pay for speakers
• purchase outreach supplies for kids and adults programs
• create and print brochures and educational materials
• maintain our website
• fund special projects, such as new park trail signs, nest boxes and much more.
Nov. 4, 2017 - Quarry Hill Nature Center: The morning drizzle stopped just as we started our walk today. Most of the action was centered around the feeders but we did see a good variety of birds including: Blue Jay, Downy WP, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Chickadee, Robin, Gold Finch, Crow, Flicker, Rock Doves, Lincoln Sparrow, Red-bellied WP, Cardinal White-breasted Nuthatch, House Sparrows, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Photos by Terry Grier
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