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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
April 9, 2019
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Friends of Scandia 2019 Spring Speaker Series

From Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails

Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails announces its spring 2019 season of speakers. Events are open to the public. For more information contact Janie O’Connor (651) 481-3152 or friendsscandiaparks@gmail.com.

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Friends of Scandia members

Building Resiliency to Climate Change

Tuesday, April 30
6:30pm social hour
7pm presentation

at Prairie Restorations (21120 Ozark Court N in Scandia). Space is limited to the first 40 people.

Join Angie Hong, from the East Metro Water Resource Education Program, to learn how local watershed districts are adapting to a changing climate and what you can do to build resiliency on your own land.

Climate data shows that our Minnesota winters have become substantially warmer, especially in northern Minnesota, and heavy rainstorms that can dump 6-10 inches of rain within a 24-hour period of time are becoming more frequent. These changes can have a dramatic impact on our economy and way of life, in addition to impacting wildlife and natural resources.

During this presentation, Angie will share some of the actions local watershed districts and state agencies are taking to plan for extreme rainfall events. She will also talk about actions you can take to build resiliency on your own land, including managing woodlands for changing climate stressors and using drought tolerant species for lawns and gardens.

Nocturnal Gentle Giants: An Intro to the Largest Silk Moths of MN

Thursday, May 23
6:30pm social hour
7pm presentation

at Prairie Restorations (21120 Ozark Court N in Scandia). Space is limited to the first 40 people.

Join ecologist and nature enthusiast Erik Mottl for an introduction to Minnesota’s giant silkworm moths.  Natural history, conservation, and tales of very hungry caterpillars.  Find out about the important role moths play in local ecosystems and the amazing diversity often hiding in plain sight.

Loon spreading its wings in water

The Common Loon spreading its wings. Penny Meyers/P&TC photo contest

Birds of the State, State of the Birds

Thursday, June 13
6:30pm social hour
7pm presentation

at Prairie Restorations (21120 Ozark Court N in Scandia). Space is limited to the first 40 people.
How are Minnesota’s bird populations doing? Which species are increasing, which are declining, and why? Join University of Minnesota ornithologist and population ecologist, Todd Arnold, to learn about the factors affecting regional bird populations and what we can do to help.

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