Birders to hear latest on climate change

Alexandria-based chapter of the Audubon Society will host Minnesota climate scientist.

Climate scientist Kenny Blumenfeld will speak about Minnesota's changing climate via Zoom at the 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 meeting of the Alexandria-based Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter.

Blumenfeld works for the DNR's Minnesota State Climatology Office, where he provides the state’s agencies, communities, and citizens with up-to-date scientific information about Minnesota’s changing and variable climate.

His presentation breaks down Minnesota’s changing climate to its essential points, particularly emphasizing the ongoing changes in the quantity, timing and intensity of precipitation, and the rapid rate of winter warming. He will also discuss climate aspects that are not yet changing, and will make climate predictions based on available science.

A discussion question will be: What have you observed about birds that has changed over the years, maybe since you were young?

To request a Zoom "Join Meeting" link, or for more information, contact You will be sent an email with all the necessary details to join this meeting. Please send your request by Monday, March 8.


There is no cost to attend this program, and the public is invited.

Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter open to anyone interested in birds and nature. It holds informal monthly meetings, and at least one birding field trip each month.

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