The Meadowlark: Spring/Summer 2021

In this issue of our biannual newsletter, you’ll read about our land protection strategies, Saint Paul Public School students’ return to in-person learning, a new partnership with FamilyMeans, and much more!

Categories: Spring-Summer 2021

All Black Lives Matter

This week, our hearts are heavy, as our community endures another painful racial reckoning. Today, we pause, and we say his name: Daunte Wright. His life matters. All Black lives matter.

Categories: Executive Director

Caruncle, Wattle, Snood and Beard

Caruncle, wattle, snood and beard, tom, hen, gobble and strut… A new language? Some new rap lyrics? Nope! They all refer to the wild turkey.

Categories: Animals, Birds, Education, Seasonal

“Hope is the thing with feathers”

“‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –That perches in the soul –And sings the tune without the words –And never stops – at all – ”— “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson I have not suffered like many during this last pandemic year.  Even so, it’s been a challenge. I’ve been caring [...]

Categories: Animals, Birds, Poetry

The Industrious Residents of Bulrush Slough

Beaver have been residents at Belwin Conservancy on and off for many years, most visibly in Bulrush Slough near the Wetlands Classroom. Beaver are probably best known for building dams that stop water flow to create a pond.

Categories: Animals



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