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dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the Sanctuary

as an undeveloped natural area for birds, other wildlife and humans.


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Spring in the Sanctuary!

Guided Bird Walks


When: Every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. from April 15 through May 31 in all weathers.

Where: Meet in the visitors shelter at the east entrance near the Peace Garden parking lot. (Note: this parking lot is a pay lot; some people park on Lake Harriet Parkway as a free alternative.)

Who: All are welcome!

During spring migration, the Minneapolis Audubon Society will also lead bird walks in Roberts, as it has for almost 100 years. Come and bird with people who carry on the legacy of early birders!

When: Every Tuesday in April and May, 9:00 a.m. (rain, snow, wind or shine)

Where: Meet in the Roberts Sanctuary Parking Lot around 9:00 a.m. (Note: this parking lot is a pay lot; some people park on Lake Harriet Parkway as a free alternative.) 

Who: All are welcome, whether new to birding or a seasoned birder!


Spring is the best time to pull garlic mustard!


Garlic mustard is an invasive species that threatens the health of our urban forests. Come have fun while enjoying the Sanctuary! Bring gloves and your favorite trowel or digging implement.


At Roberts Bird Sanctuary (follow signs at the visitors shelter):

-  Tuesdays, May 9, 16, and 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.


At William Berry Woods (follow signs from the picnic table near the sidewalk):

Tuesday, May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

- Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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