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JUST FOR KIDS
OUR OWN AL BATT
Grassroots environmental organization
To protect, restore, and connect wildlife habitat
To protect the global environment
To plant, nurture and celebrate trees
A field guide to Minnesota's wildflowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, etc
Healing the earth one yard at a time. Native plants, natural landscapes.
Conservation of pheasants, quail & other wildlife
To protect the Minnesota you love
To integrate & sustain a healthy environment, economy, & livable communities
Dep't of Fisheries, Conservation, and Wildlife Biology
Minnesota's official natural history museum and planetarium
Mason City, IA - 400 acres, 7 miles of trails, interpretive center - walk, bike, or horseback
Austin, MN - 500 acres, 10+ miles of trails, interpretive center, speaker program
Albert Lea, MN - Prairie, oak savanna, marsh, forest, glacial esker. Camping, trails.
Promote restoration & preservation of the beauty, habitat, & recreation of our water resources
Shell Rock River Watershed District in Freeborn County, MN
The At-Home Audubon Guide
A pdf from Birdlife
Includes many links to identification and ethics
Includes many links, even to identifying bird songs
A complete guide for kids and adults
Includes choosing binoculars, ethics, many links
What to bring with you; lots of info on binoculars & scopes
What to use and how to do it
Many available apps for Android and iOS
How to find or become a birding pal for travelers
Al Batt is the most famous member of the Albert Lea Audubon Society! He is a writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist. Al writes humor and nature columns for many newspapers and does regular radio shows about nature. He is the author of the book, "A Life Gone to the Birds." He is a columnist for "Bird Watcher’s Digest" and writes for a number of magazines and books. He is a trustee of the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, Alaska. Al hosted TV shows for many years and speaks at various festivals, conferences and conventions all over the world. He has received the Ed Franey Conservation Media Award from the Izaak Walton League, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Award from the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union for lifetime contributions to birding and was recognized by Bluebirds Across Nebraska for outstanding contributions to wildlife conservation.
Al speaks to anyone who will listen. His mother thinks he is special. And he is!