Quick StatsOfficial Name: Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
Chief Executive: Jim Egge
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity.
Language Spoken: English
# Countries Active: USA
Official Website: http://audubonchapterofminneapolis.org
Phone: (612) 827-7629
Areas of Focus: Conservation, Ecology
Organisation Type: Non-profit corporation
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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
In 1939 the Minneapolis Public Library organized seven science clubs for citizens interested in various aspects of the natural environment. One of these, the Minneapolis Bird Club, met monthly and went on birdwatching field trips. In 1949, the Minneapolis Bird Club became a branch of the National Audubon Society, and in 1975 the name was changed to the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.
The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis currently has about 2,500 members. Of these, about 200 participate in a variety of activities, from field trips to attending program meetings to helping with conservation efforts. The remainder help with the important job of supporting Audubon in its conservation and education efforts nationally, statewide, and locally.
Our Conservation Committee is currently involved in helping in removal of invasive species, such as buckthorn and garlic mustard, that crowd out native plants and are less conducive to survival of both migratory and locally nesting birds.
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Can you spot the American Gold Finch? Photo: Siah St. Clair. Siah recently retired as director of Springbrook Nature Center. See more of his photos & read his blog, All of Nature, at http://allofnature.blogspot.com/
The MOU Paper Session will be held at the Bell Museum on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00 if you register prior to November 25th or $6.00 at the door. Registration will be begin at 8:00 A.M. on December 7th. Go to MOU website for the speaker schedule. ACM will be providing refreshments. If you would like to help set up, serve or cleanup contact Jerry Bahls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our chapter’s 2013 Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 21 at Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley. The event starts at 7:30 am and includes AM and PM counts as well as a potluck lunch. Siah St. Clair is leading the count. For more information, email email@example.com or call 763.234.6146. This annual event is a great way for volunteers to participate in citizen science. No experience necessary – beginners are paired with experienced bird counters. Click here...
There is no program in January. Happy Holidays! We have a great line-up of speakers for the 2013 – 2014 program season. The next program is Tuesday, February 4 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park. Christi Spak from the MN DNR will talk about “Bats in Minnesota,” a study of the bat populations in MN and the threats from disease. Click here to visit the Programs page for more information about our programs and speakers. All programs are free and open to...
The Minneapolis Audubon Society offers monthly program meetings starting at 1 pm on the second Friday of the month at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Av S, Minneapolis (on the SE corner of Bryant Av S & W 31st St). The programs are free and open to the public. The #4 bus stops right by the building and runs every 15 minutes. December 13 features Barbara and Ted Galambos talking about traveling and birding. For the complete 2013 – 2014 program schedule, click here.