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September 2016 eNews - Audubon Minnesota

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Photo above: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Luis Alejandro Bernal Romer, Flickr Creative Commons 
Aveda to celebrate 10-year partnership with Audubon Minnesota
Join us on Friday, Oct. 7 from 6 - 9 pm for Beauty, Birds and Beer. The event will take place at Surly Brewing Co. (520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis). There will be live music, an array of delicious appetizers, guest speakers from Aveda and Audubon, Surly beer tastings (of course), and a special Surly brew featuring Aveda Comforting Tea created just for this event. 
Get your tickets today! 
Flying WILD Educator Workshops
Thanks to a generous grant from the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union, we are offering Flying WILD training workshops and curriculum materials FREE of charge to qualified educators. Workshops are open to all educators, with priority given to those working with underserved communities in St. Paul. The following options will be at the Raptor Center, University of Minnesota in St. Paul. RSVP required. 
  • Monday, Sept. 26 from 1-4 pm (RSVP by noon tomorrow)
  • Monday, Sept. 26 from 6-9 pm (RSVP by noon tomorrow)
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 – noon (RSVP by 5 pm on 9/28)
Flying WILD is a curriculum that introduces students in grades 5 through 9 to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. 
RSVP by calling 612-624-2756 or email raptored@umn.edu
Photo above credit: Flying WILD Program
Join our monthly giving program
Join the Cardinal Club – our monthly giving program – and put your contribution to work for Minnesota’s birds every day of the year.

Monthly giving is simple: your credit card will be charged once per month. Each January, you will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible giving over the previous year. You may change or cancel your gift or skip a month whenever you like. To sign up, complete this form. (Please select “Minnesota” from the drop down menu to put your dollars to work in our state.) 

Thank you for your sustaining gift in support of our work to protect Minnesota’s birds and the habitats that support them!
Photo above: Marsh Wren, Rebecca Field
Planting pollinator-friendly habitat on solar sites is good for birds. Audubon Minnesota helped to pass the statewide standard that is now being implemented on solar gardens throughout the state. 
In the News: Aurora Solar Project sites near completion
Last spring, Audubon Minnesota worked with several partners to push for the establishment of a statewide standard for pollinator-friendly habitat on solar sites, which is beneficial for birds. The Aurora Project sites, which follow the standard, will have the equivalent of 500,000 backyard gardens of pollinator-friendly space when finished. Read more in the St. Peter Herald
Photo credit: David Butler
Featured bird for Sept.: Olive-sided Flycatcher (see top of email
Watch for this bird in Northeast Minnesota during fall migration. Olive-sided Flycatchers breed mostly in northern coniferous forest and they winter in the tropics. Breeding habitat consists of a variety of boreal forests including uplands, lowlands, edges, beaver meadows, and recently logged and burned areas. The most important need of this species are standing live or dead trees from which these flycatchers forage for insects. Learn more about Audubon Minnesota's conservation plan for Olive-sided Flycatcher (PDF).

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  • Volunteer with Audubon Minnesota to help protect, restore, and conserve bird habitat.
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