Minnesota VMA – Feb. 2-4, 2023
MARCH 8, 2023
The Minnesota VMA held its annual meeting from Feb. 2-4 in Minneapolis. The MVMA presented awards and seated new officials.
JUNE 21, 2023
Minnesota-based drug company Midwest Veterinary Supply recently was sentenced to one year of probation and agreed to pay more than $11 million in criminal fines and forfeiture for unlawfully distributing more than $10 million in misbranded drugs from 2011-21.
JULY 7, 2015
Those eerie calls come from the Common Loon, the state bird of Minnesota. Minnesota legislators named the loon their state bird in 1961, as their state has more Common Loons than any other barring Alaska. Minnesota legislators named the loon their state bird in 1961, as their state has more Common Loons than any other barring Alaska.
JANUARY 24, 2013
As for myself, in January of 2013, I finally took a much anticipated trip up to their world of ice and snow in northeastern Minnesota in search of them. My first day in Minnesota included a visit to Sax-Zim Bog, the most famous (and rightly so) birding hotspot in the region.
MARCH 19, 2010
Media-Newswire.com) - The Humane Society of the United States has obtained government reports showing that the University of Minnesota has violated federal standards of care for animals in laboratories. University of Minnesota should publicly affirm its commitment to minimizing the suffering of animals in its research labs.".
MAY 21, 2012
The spill that keeps on giving – now petroleum compounds and the chemicals used to clean up the oil from BP’s massive spill two years ago in the Gulf of Mexico are showing up in eggs of breeding birds in Minnesota.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
We’re in Minnesota if that helps. My son (m8) and some of his neighborhood friends found a rabbit outside, and apparently it let the kids get close enough that some were able to pet it (I made it very clear to my son that I didn’t want him touching the rabbit). Any thoughts?
DECEMBER 14, 2021
A few states still have no checklists at all: Nebraska , Minnesota , Iowa , Kentucky , West Virginia , Mississippi , and Alabama. In contrast, the Collaborative has checklists from all but one of the 20 states with the most checklists, the exception being Minnesota. Even the nation’s capital has been ignored.
APRIL 1, 2023
So I live in Minnesota north of the twin cities, I was in my garage today and saw movement. I went investigating and got a video of this little bugger and I have no idea what it is(pictures are screenshots from video).
NOVEMBER 21, 2009
From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.I don't see any mention in this article (or in this one from the Chicago Tribune ) about threats to human life in this incident. Straight vandalism and economic loss. Is this a valid prosecution? Is it terrorism? Scott DeMuth, who is being held in jail in Davenport, is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S.
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Here in Minnesota they are listed as threatened. And apparently they are getting gunned down on a regular basis in Minnesota. … It’s illegal to shoot trumpeter swans in Minnesota. . … It’s illegal to shoot trumpeter swans in Minnesota. This problem is, of course not unique to Minnesota.
APRIL 13, 2021
The survey was a join effort with the University of Minnesota. Report to the National Flyway Council from the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Minnesota. Citation: Patton, Stephanie. National Survey of Birdwatchers: Nationwide and Flyway Comparisons. Paul, MN 55108.
AUGUST 19, 2015
I’m writing this post a day late (sorry) from Itasca State Park, Minnesota. Which reminds me of something funny about Minnesota. One of the most interesting locals in Minnesota, but if your cabin is up a different route you would not know about it! The picture at the top of the post is the tallest white pine in Minnesota.
MAY 17, 2015
I also found this 1995 account of a warbler in Minnesota that bore similarities both to the bird I saw this morning and to Audubon’s Carbonated Warbler, to which the Minnesota observers compared their bird. Not all the details fit, but David Sibley described some of the reasons that work should be taken with a grain of salt.
JULY 17, 2018
Perhaps some other time I’ll write in more detail about the links between Minnesota’s Bell Museum and birds. Cranes are a bid deal in Minnesota, and they are a big deal at the Bell. There are many. Can you find the bird that is about to be eaten by the Lynx? Hungry Lynx will eat bird. Bird art at the Bell.
JULY 31, 2012
This is what happens when a Republican actually does something, even a very little something, to protect birds. ” He says he doesn’t know anything about the issue. ”I’ll be perfectly frank with you,” he said Monday afternoon. ”I’m not familiar with the bird habitats.”
MAY 15, 2013
” In the case of two Bald Eagles at the Duluth International Airport in Minnesota, the landing was of the not-so-smooth variety. The other was transferred to the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center with deep talon wounds, but was expected to do well. During transport to a rehab center, one eagle made a quick escape.
AUGUST 13, 2019
Minnesota Valley NWR (Minnesota): 274,000; $4.2 Kilauea Point NWR (Hawaii): 1,148,000; $34.3 million; 293 jobs. Laguna Atascosa NWR (Texas): 485,000; $12.1 million; 412. Lee Metcalf NWR (Montana): 178,000; $4.5 million; 45. Malheur NWR (Oregon): 210,000; $30.1; million; 31. Parker River NWR (Massachusetts): 687,000; $17.2
JANUARY 30, 2018
Minnesota Valley NWR (Minnesota). John Heinz NWR (Pennsylvania). Kilauea Point NWR (Hawaii). Klamath Basin NWR Complex (California and Oregon). Laguna Atascosa NWR (Texas). Lee Metcalf NWR (Montana). Malheur NWR (Oregon). Ottawa NWR (Ohio). Parker River NWR (Massachusetts). Pea Island NWR (North Carolina). Quivira NWR (Kansas).
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Scott DeMuth, a sociology graduate student at the University of Minnesota charged last year with felony conspiracy under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act agreed yesterday to a plea bargain. Instead, DeMuth will plead guilty to conspiring to damage a Minnesota company that breeds ferrets. From the Science Insider.
NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Some states have no species at all, not even a pigeon, crow, or sparrow: Hawaii , Utah , Nebraska , Oklahoma , Minnesota , Iowa , Wisconsin , Kentucky , West Virginia , Mississippi , Alabama , Connecticut , and Rhode Island. Even the nation’s capital has been ignored. And so on….
MARCH 20, 2013
I was reminded this week as Minnesota received a few more inches of snow and some sub zero wind chills. If finches can survive a Minnesota winter…herons will be fine. Minnesota is known for a long harsh winter like many states in the northern U.S. ” The answer?
MARCH 8, 2017
The resulting properties—WPAs—are small ponds, wetlands, and associated grasslands, primarily in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana, but also in Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa. Established in 1962, Fergus Falls WMD is located in western central Minnesota. But taken as a whole, WPAs total almost 3.8
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Though he destroyed more than 1,000 nests worth of chicks and eggs of the American White Pelican nearly obliterating a colony on land he rented, a guilty plea by Minnesota farmer Craig Staloch means that he faces, at most, six months in jail.
DECEMBER 28, 2019
In addition to spotting exciting new species in Florida, including the rare Snail Kite, travel across the country brought me into contact with birds in Oregon, California, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alabama, and more.
JANUARY 25, 2019
Focusing on an often under-appreciated portion of the continent, the book showcases forty species found in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio – but perhaps not for long.
DECEMBER 12, 2012
We had a snow storm approaching Minnesota last weekend and the day before I headed over to the bird feeders at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge to see if they were getting any Pine Siskins or Common Redpolls (surprisingly, no). The feeders were incredibly active which is to be expected before a snow storm.
OCTOBER 18, 2012
The 2012 event was held at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. On a Minnesota Birding Facebook page, someone related a story of finding four people taking photos of the birds only instead of standing at the dam, they were in the mud…well sinking in to the mud.
APRIL 3, 2013
I see them all over in marshes in Minnesota but I had never seen a duck use one. It’s called Woodworking for Wildlife and even though it’s put out by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, it can apply in other areas as well. If you live near water, you can try some duck nesting tubes.
DECEMBER 3, 2011
Locke Lake in Fridley, Minnesota was the site of a train derailment this past July. The train was carrying corn and dumped tons of grain into the lake. Now the lake has been invaded by thousands of ducks and geese , far more than the usual dozen or so birds.
JANUARY 4, 2023
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SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
The ruling today affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. TRAVERSE CITY - State officials say they're not pleased with a federal court's ruling overturning the government's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list for the Great Lakes region. District Court in Washington, D.C.,
MARCH 5, 2014
As a freelancer who lives in Minnesota, I try to plan work in warmer areas in the winter. I love the Rio Grande Valley and it’s an easy and surprisingly economical trip from where I live. I’m currently working on a web series with Clay Taylor of Swarovski Optik North America.
JANUARY 30, 2009
Wildlife conservationists say the freeze will delay and possibly prevent the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list in Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and also in portions of Washington, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.
AUGUST 14, 2018
Minnesota Valley NWR (Minnesota): 0.0%. Klamath Basin NWR Complex (California and Oregon): 0.0% Laguna Atascosa NWR (Texas): 86.3%. Lee Metcalf NWR (Montana): 96.3%. Malheur NWR (Oregon): 25.8%. Ottawa NWR (Ohio): 83.8%. Parker River NWR (Massachusetts): 97.7%. Pea Island NWR (North Carolina): 99.2%.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
It is possible to see birds like the above female Ruby-throated Hummingbird well into October in northern states like Minnesota. Some of the unusual species we’ve documented here in Minnesota in the fall include Magnificent Hummingbird (above), Costa’s Hummingbird and Green Violetear. How does she know???
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Building-stunned bird: Nashville Warbler above by Stephanie Beard, Project BirdSafe, Audubon Minnesota. (Full disclosure: I see this carnage every spring and fall, as I volunteer with Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.) Hopefully, someday, these groups won’t be necessary. News bird collisions glass skyscraper'
JULY 5, 2022
And buildings without thought for birdlife, significant buildings like the Minnesota Vikings shiny “death trap” for birds, are still being built.** Although the Minnesota Vikings stadium (officially the U.S. Dr. Daniel Klem, Jr.,
APRIL 21, 2015
Close to 5% of turkeys being farmed in Minnesota have been or shortly will be destroyed , and the virus is also affecting chickens. The USDA … … has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Pope County, Minnesota. This is the first finding in the Mississippi flyway.
JANUARY 22, 2014
I’m working on a project in Florida–if living in Minnesota has taught me anything, it’s that finding work in warmer areas in mid-winter will go a long way to keep your sanity during the deep freeze from November through April.
APRIL 6, 2011
I work part time for the National Park Service (although, we’ll see what happens this weekend if there’s a federal government shutdown) and our visitor center is located in the Science Museum of Minnesota. Last week, I noticed a familiar site as I passed the museum’s fleet of vehicles. How about you?
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