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We believe in connecting people with nature. Our monthly programs are FREE and open to the public. Most meetings are 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 out our Calendar of Events and join the fun!
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!
March 3, 2018 - Owl Festival
Owls, owls and more owls. We had fun talking about birds with folks from all over the region during the International Owl Festival in Houston, MN. Kudos to all the volunteers and sponsors who make this fun and educational event possible!
March 3, 2018 - Quarry Hill Bird Walk
17 people enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day looking for birds at Quarry Hill Park on March 3rd. Highlights included three Trumpeter Swans flying overhead, an adult Bald Eagle, a dark morph Rough legged Hawk and a Red Tail Hawk. Other birds seen or heard were: Hairy, Downy and Red bellied Woodpeckers, Cardinals, White breasted Nuthatches, Blue Jay, Gold Finch, Black Capped Chickadees, House Finch, Crow, Pigeons, Canada Geese, and a Robin. No photos were taken during this walk (our regular photographer was working at the Owl Fest) so this pics of a Robin is from last spring ... be on the lookout ... they'll be in your backyard soon
February 27, 2018
Forty people came out to Quarry Hill tonight to hear Mike Henry talk about his trip to Ecuador to photograph Hummingbirds. He explained his technique of using high speed synchronized flash photography to create stunning portraits of the birds and also clued us in to where the best hummingbird viewing areas are located. Thank you Mike for a fascinating presentation!
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.
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