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!

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Chimney Swifts released at Assisi Heights - September 19, 2016 - Can orphan Swifts find a flock to help them migrate south this late in the year? Board member Ruthann Yaeger recently participated in the release of several fledgings. Read her remarkable story here.

And be sure to keep counting Swifts at your local chimney and ENTER DATA HERE ____________________________________________________________________________

Save the Date! - November 17, 2016 is Give to the Max day in Minnesota. On this day when you make a donation to the causes you support via giveMN.org your donation will be eligible for random drawings to have extra money added to it. If you'd like to help us pay for programs, speakers and more, please consider donating to Zumbro Valley Audubon via giveMN.org on Nov. 17.


ZVAS Monthly Program at Quarry Hill Nature Center
Live Raptors from the Minnesota Raptor Center
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7 - 8 pm

You’ll be inspired to learn more about Minnesota’s raptors when you meet a live owl, hawk, and falcon up close and in person. Our presentor from the Raptor Center will teach us the three key identifying features of all raptors, discuss the positive and negative impact humans have on our environment, and share some of our greatest environmental success stories, such as the Peregrine Falcon and the Bald Eagle.
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ZVAS Monthly Bird Walk -
Saturday, October 1
9 am at Quarry Hill Nature Center / Leaders: Terry & Joyce Grier

Join us on a casual walk thru Quarry Hill Park. Bring binoculars if you have them, some are available to borrow from the nature center. Dress for the weather. Families and children are welcome. Stay for any length of time. Walks usually last about one hour. Free and open to the public - no registration required.
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Fall Sparrow Field Trip
Saturday, October 1
7:30 - 9 am
Kalmar Reservoir / Leaders Jerry Pruet & John Hockema

Late September/early October 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 7:30 AM. Bring water-proof footwear as the grass will probably be quite wet


ZVAS Monthly Program at Quarry Hill Nature Center
Here Today ... Gone Tomorrow / Presented by Monica Bryand

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

7 - 8 pm

In Minnesota we have 166 climate threatened or climate endangered species, including the Trumpeter Swan, American White Pelican, Common Loon, Bald Eagle and many others. Monica Bryand, a Latina Birder and photographer, is working on a special Audubon project to capture through photos, these 166 endangered species. Come hear about this project and what is happening nationally and locally to save our environment and our birds.

Nature in Your Neighborhood programs - click here for details.
Advocacy - Learn how to contact your senators and representatives to speak up for the environment.

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