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Duluth Audubon Society October Program
Thursday,October 9, 2014, 7 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth
835 West College Street, Duluth
Free and open to all

"Gardening for Bees and Other Pollinators"
Presented by Pat Thomas, wildlife gardener, author, and photographer.

Come and learn about what our native pollinators need to thrive and how you can help by creating habitat and nectar corridors right in your yard and gardens. You can all make a difference, and Pat's program will help you get started.

Pat is a wildlife gardener, author, and photographer. She
teaches through Duluth’s Community Education program. Pat has been giving talks on butterflies and other insects for more than twenty years. She is inspired by and continues to learn from the plants and creatures who share her gardens.  Her yard is certified by the National Wildlife Federation, the National Butterfly Association, the Xerces Society and the Monarch Way-Station program.

Additional program dates are: November 13, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, and May 14. A listing of the program topics will be emailed to you soon.

All of us at DAS hope you'll want to attend our programs this season. Attending our programs is one way you can show your support for us. We're looking forward to seeing you.

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Autumn Birding Strolls

It's fall, and time for autumn strolls! Please welcome our new strolls guide ... Clinton Nienhaus, a new DAS board member and graduate student in environmental education at UMD.

Duluth Audubon Society Hosts ...
"Autumn Birding Strolls at Park Point with Clinton Nienhaus"
Starting Friday, September 12. Meet every Friday through October, at Sky Harbor Airport parking area (end of road) at 7 am.
Free and open to all.
In case of questionable weather, please contact Clinton in the morning at 507-525-3151.

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About Duluth Audubon Society

Duluth Audubon Society is celebrating its 39th year of promoting the enjoyment of birds, educating the public, and protecting habitat for our region’s diverse plant and animal species.  Established as the Duluth Bird Club in the early 1940s, we became a chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1972. Our mission is to promote education, conservation, and research focused on birds, and to preserve and enhance the ecological diversity of the greater Duluth area. 

As members of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, we believe in the power of collaborative grassroots efforts to protect and restore Minnesota’s  natural environment.  Please browse our website to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of birds and other species native to our unique urban wilderness.

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About Our Logo

We chose the birds in our logo to highlight the important role water and marshlands play in our region.  Ecosystems at the boundary between water and land are vital to so many of our birds, as well as other important wildlife species, but unfortunately many of these areas are also considered by humans as “prime real estate.”  In addition to development, many of our rivers, lakes, and marshes are being degraded by runoff from industry, households, and mines.

 

Despite these challenges, the Great Blue Heron has a conservation status of “Least Concern,”* partly because it was never over-hunted for its plumage, and also due to its greater tolerance for pesticides compared to other bird species.  The Heron prefers to nest in trees near water, and reminds us to keep our shore areas well-planted, preferably with trees and other plants native to our region.

 


photo of Yellow Rail by Dominic Sherony

Unfortunately, the Yellow Rail--a small, secretive, wetlands bird--has not fared as well as the Heron.  It is now a Minnesota Species of Greatest Conservation Need bird, as well as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Priority Species for this region.  The Yellow Rail breeds in shallow marshes and wet meadows, and its numbers have declined mainly due to habitat loss.  We hope that the establishment of the St. Louis River Estuary/Minnesota Point Important Bird Area will help expand this bird’s habitat.  Click here for more information on the Yellow Rail.

*According to the International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN).

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