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October/November 2010

Who is Charles Darwin? October Chapter Meeting | Walter J. Breckenbridge, November Chapter Meeting | North American Butterfly Census | Book Reviews | Birding in Minnesota | Join us October 14th at 6:45 at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville. Mark Borello will be our featured speaker.

Eastern Towhee

The Journey Begins

In one of the most astounding feats in the natural world, tiny songbirds travel thousands of miles on migration, sometimes finishing up at the same tree they left last spring.

Juvenile Northern Cardinal

Young Birds Go to “Song School”

Time spent practicing pays off next year, when the best singers get the best territories and mates.

August/September 2010

Planes and Cranes – A Story of Hope for the Endangered Whooping Crane (September meeting topic) | Nature Notes | 2nd Annual Chimney Swift Count | Tar Sands – Dirty Oil | North Shore Migration – Watchers Needed | Join us September 9th at 6:45 at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville for our first 2010-2011 meeting.

Cedar Waxwing

Nature’s Nomads

Breathtakingly beautiful Cedar Waxwings are “here today, gone tomorrow” birds, and the reason might surprise you.

Ruby-throated hummingbird

Life in the Fast Lane

Ruby-throated hummingbirds—among the feistiest birds around—have returned. They winged out of Central America about two weeks before they began appearing in backyards in early May. First to arrive were males, racing to claim a territory and get ready for females, who arrive a couple of weeks later. They battle and squabble with each other and anything else—you, the family dog or other birds—that strays into their feeding territories.

House Wren

The Two Faces of House Wrens

These tiny, energetic birds are a backyard favorite but it’s not surprising that bluebirds and chickadees consider them home wreckers.

June/July 2010

Summer Butterfly Census | 2010-2011 Officers and Board | Gulf Crisis | Gardens for Birds

Baltimore Oriole

Big, Bright Birds

Returning migrants stand out in brilliant orange, red or blue coats as they settle in and advertise for a mate.