Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

6:30 pm-7:00 pm | Social
7:00 pm-8:45 pm | Program
Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423
All meetings are free and open to the public.

America’s Flyways: 
Challenges and Opportunities

Don Arnosti

Living in the Twin Cities near one of the world’s greatest migration corridors—The Mississippi River Flyway—offers residents wonderful opportunities to observe birds throughout the metro, including their own backyards. The Twin Cities, perched near the top of this amazing bird funnel, brings an annual “river of birds” from South and Central America, the Caribbean, and more, right to our backdoor. But, climate change and dwindling habitat are imperiling both migratory and non-migratory birds. Learn what these challenges are and what can be done to help birds not only in your own yards, but the greater community as well.  

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Saturday, September 7th | 10 am to 4 pm
Lake Nokomis & Nokomis Naturescape | 49th St and Woodlawn Blvd, Minneapolis

This year’s Monarch Festival will occur on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm.  The Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference.
The 11th annual celebration is Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10 - 4pm. From the first year on, Wild Ones Twin Cities have been essential partners in this festival. The Wild Ones adopted garden, the Nokomis Naturescape, was a catalyst for the event. To learn more visit  Come join us for the festivities! 

VOLUNTEER at one of the Wild Ones/Nokomis Naturescape tents:


Thanks to Paul Erdmann for leading—and everyone who attendedthe Bush Lake Izaak Walton League tour on August 17th!

Photos by Roz Johnson