Monthly Chapter Meeting | 09/2020

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Annie Bracey using MOTUS to track juvenile Common Terns. Annie is interested in full life-cycle conservation of migratory birds. Her research will focus on studying Common Terns in the Great Lakes region, where populations are threatened or endangered in most states. She studies migratory connectivity and improve understanding of Great Lakes migration routes through use […]

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SPAS Board Meeting

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Monthly Chapter Meeting | 10/8/2020

ZOOM Meeting Online
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMj1THPNr1E Have you been to Elk River’s newest outdoor gem? The William H. Houlton Conservation Area is a 335-acre property located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk rivers in Sherburne County. It was one of the largest undeveloped family-owned riverfront properties between Elk River and Hastings. Since 2014, Friends of the Mississippi River […]

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Sandhill Cranes at Crex Meadows SWA

Crex Meadows SWA 102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg

Due to challenging weather conditions both for driving and for crane viewing predicted for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct 20, the field trip is cancelled. The Cranes will be at Crex as long as there is food on the ground and the marsh is not frozen solid.  So we encourage you to make the trip when the […]

Monthly Chapter Meeting | 11/2020

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Dr. Sushma Reddy, the Breckenridge Chair of Ornithology at the Bell Museum of Natural History and the University of Minnesota. In her presentation, “The Dramatic Evolution of Birds on Madagascar,” Dr. Reddy will outline her team’s work so far in uncovering the remarkable diversity of birds on Madagascar and investigating the biogeographic mysteries of how […]

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Swans and Other Waterfowl, Brownsville, MN

Brownsville Overlook, Brownsville, MN 13502, 14286 Great River Rd, Brownsville

WHO, WHERE, WHEN From 2-3 p.m. and again from 4-5 p.m. on November 22, Chase and Ed Davies will be at the Brownsville Overlook to talk about what swans and dabbling ducks are in sight, the life histories of the swans, and management challenges of the constantly changing river.  Sundown is at 4:37; the sight […]

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Monthly Chapter Meeting | 12/2020

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(Video Recording) “For Love of a River: The Minnesota” is a holistic biography of our state’s namesake river written by Darby Nelson with assistance from his wife, Geri, and editor John Hickman. Published in 2019, it was a finalist for the Midwest Book Publishers Award in the Nature category. Darby and Geri paddled the Minnesota […]

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SPAS Board Meeting | January 2021

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Fellow Board Members: The Board will meet on Monday, January 11 at 6:00 pm because that is when almost everyone will be able to attend. I will ask Ben to send everyone a Zoom call invitation. The purpose of the meeting is to decide on Society priorities for 2021. Please note I have listed several […]

Monthly Speaker Series | 01/2021

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January 14: Dr. Sarah Hobbie, Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Dept of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Her research addresses the influence of changes in atmospheric composition, climate, land use, and plant species composition on communities and ecosystems, and the effects of urbanization on biodiversity and water quality. In this talk, Dr. Hobbie will describe […]

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