St. Paul Audubon's Warbler Weekend
May 9-11, 2014
Many birders are aware that some of the world’s best birding is available right here in Minnesota! During the spring migration one of the best locations to be looking for birds is along the north-south Mississippi and St. Croix River Flyway. Our annual Warbler Weekend is held at the Villa Maria, located on Lake Pepin near Frontenac, right on the flyway!
Native Plant Expo and Market June 7th
The Native Plant Expo and Market being held June 7th, offers gardeners the chance to learn more about how native plants can benefit their properties plus a convenient location for buying natives from twelve local companies in one centrally located spot. Details
Minnesota Native Intelligence
If you are exploring the use of Minnesota natives in your yard for the first time, or if you have known the importance of planting natives for a number of years, this website will provide you with links to nurseries, landscapers, organizations, informational resources and authors who are dedicated to restoring critical habitat in Minnesota.
Native plants, trees and bushes are not only beautiful and low-maintenance, they provide a critical source of food and shelter to the creatures with whom they share an evolutionary history. In most instances, plantings from other eco-systems do not provide local birds, butterflies and bees with what they need to survive. As natural habitat is lost to development, it is even more important for us to use native plantings in our yards. There are so many ways to make a difference.