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A snowy owl flies through the air clutching its captured prey
January 6, 2021

Looking for ways to keep yourself busy this winter? Once a week for the next 12 weeks we will share a new nature activity for you to try, and we're kicking it off with owling!

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A bee on a thistle flower
May 8, 2020

As spring progresses and we follow Governor Walz’s #StayHomeMN order, many people are looking for ways to get outdoors and attract wildlife, particularly pollinators, to their yards and gardens. Luckily, UMN Extension and the UMN Bee Lab are ready for you!

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cows grazing among trees
May 7, 2019

Did you know that trees can be incorporated in many agricultural systems? The intentional integration of trees or shrubs with crops and animals in the same area is called agroforestry, and it results in a more diverse agricultural operation, increased profits, and conservation habitat improvement.

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