Kate Seitz

A Hidden World Under the Snow

The subnivean zone (Latin for “under snow”) is what makes winter life for mice, voles and shrews a bit easier. This shallow, open space forms under deep, layered snow and can maintain a relatively stable temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Categories: Animals

You Brought Out the Best in 2020!

Thank you to all who gave their time, money, and goodwill in 2020! Because of your support, Belwin Conservancy was able to install wildlife-friendly fencing, perform restoration work on nearly 900 acres, permanently protect 97 acres, and much more.

Categories: Supporters

Notes from the Land: Great Horned Owls

As the season turns from fall to winter, many of us are hunkering down and staying cozy in our homes. Early darkness and cold can keep us from venturing out; however, if you’re looking for some magic and want a little adventure it’s time to start listening for owls. Their mating season has begun! There [...]

Categories: Birds

The Meadowlark: Fall 2020 / Winter 2021

In this issue of our biannual newsletter, you’ll read about a new conservation area on St. Croix Trail, Virtual Field Trips for Saint Paul Public School students, making estate gifts that impact the land, and a partnership that brings Native youth to Belwin.

Categories: Fall 2020, Meadowlark Newsletter

Belwin and Partners to Create Conservation Area Park in Afton

On June 23, 2020, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a Land and Water Legacy Program project that supports creation of a conservation area park with public hiking trails in the City of Afton. Belwin Conservancy, the City of Afton, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the county reached an agreement on the [...]

Categories: Land Management
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