Babe's new diet: Nanomaterials in animal feed

How much would you pay for a pork chop that was two percent leaner? Would you eat such a pork chop if nanoscale minerals were mixed into the hog feed to achieve that two percent reduction? Such questions are before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as it considers what to advise the animal feed and mineral supplement industry about their efforts to incorporate atomic- to molecular-sized materials into feed.


Feral cats in the city: A primer

What started as Don Waalen-Radzevicius spotting a few feral cats living under his front deck has now turned into caretaking of an entire colony of around 16 felines.


Minneapolis wins top dog-friendly city in Midwest!

Give yourselves a round of ap-paw-se, Sidewalk Doggers: we’ve got something to brag about. According to the September issue of Dog Fancy Magazine, Minneapolis is the best dog-friendly city in the Midwest! Yip yip hurray!


After population decline, researchers optimistic about monarchs

(Photo by Zachary Bielinski) Graduate student Amanda Stephens shows Lydia a monarch butterfly before it’s tagged and released at the Minneapolis Monarch Festival on Sept. 6, 2014, in the Nokomis neighborhood. School researchers say monarch populations have dropped in recent years, but they’re optimistic about reversing the decline.

Against a backdrop of milkweed, flowers and bright orange wings, monarch butterfly researchers and educators gathered Saturday to enlist the public’s help in saving the delicate insects.


Tamarack Tykes: I is for Imagination

11/08/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Go on an imagination-filled journey to search for habitats at Tamarack! Create your own nature friend and build it a perfect habitat to call home!

Tamarack Trick or Treat

10/25/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Bring your favorite little gremlin to a unique Halloween party designed just for them!

Second Fridays Homeschool: The Night Life!

10/10/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This class is all about bats, owls and their adaptations. Meet one of Tamarack’s resident owls and dissect an owl pellet!

Discover! Skulls, Teeth and Bones Oh My!

09/28/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Ever find an animal skull in the woods and wonder what it was? Find out how to identify some common – and not so common – animal skulls.

Located 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul, Minn., Tamarack Nature Center is a 320-acre preserve within Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park.

5287 Otter Lake Road
White Bear Township, MN 55110
Building Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Doggie Date: Dog Day MIA

What: An FREE outdoor afternoon of dogs, art, and fun, hosted by the MIA and Sidewalk Dog

When: Sunday, September 7 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Target Park at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (map)

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