I know that the weather is AMAZING right now in Minnesota.  Kids are wearing shorts.  A few perennials are starting to pop up in yards and it feels like grilling weather already, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a big ask.  Honestly, this is a bit of a warning because just like the perennials that are popping up, so is something else that you may not want to see in your yard.

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Has Important Warning for Residents

I, just like a lot of us in Minnesota, have been checking out our yards that are looking a bit rough and just WANT to make it spring-ready.  Raking, picking up sticks, getting all the flower pots ready for the new plants...that "perfect yard" itch is here.

For all of the small animals who are still hibernating in the leaves, try to hold off a bit because it is very early still.  Based on an Instagram post by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there is one other item that you are asked to leave alone as well.

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Special Note For Bird Lovers in Minnesota From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

"Hey bird watchers! Believe it or not, it's time to remove your birdfeeders 🐦"

The Minnesota Department of Natural Warns That Bears Are Now Active

"This mild winter has some bears emerging early from their dens to find a quick, high calorie snack. Most of the females with cubs and yearlings are still near the denning area, but others are a becoming more active."

READ MORE: Report a Bear Sighting in Minnesota

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Message Continued with an Urgent Request for Minnesotans To Remove Bird Feeders

"Removing feeders now is the best way to avoid creating conflicts with bears. Birdseed has lots of calories and can be enticing for a hungry bear. Even if a bear can’t reach your feeder, the sight and smell can still attract them to your house, where they may find other attractants such as trash, compost or pet food. Now is the time to ensure you’ve thoroughly secured all attractants at your home, on your garage and around your property."

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