WED., FEB. 13, 7pm – MICHIGAN SALAMANDERS:
Declines in frog populations, in Michigan and worldwide, is
well-documented. Salamanders, which utilize similar habitats and resources, are believed to be experiencing similar declines. However, due to their secretive nature, these amphibians are much more difficult to observe, and many people know little about them. A powerpoint presentation and live specimens are used to help participants become more familiar with the ten species found in Michigan, including their life cycles, behavior, ecology and struggles for survival. This program will be presented by Wildly popular naturalist Jim McGrath. “This is an educational program for the whole family” but children must be accompanied by an adult.”
WED. MARCH 12, 7pm – MANISTEE WATERSHED:
Mark Johnson, a biologist with the Conservation Resource Alliance in Traverse City, will be presenting a powerpoint presentation on what the CRS is doing to protect & conserve the Manistee river system. He will be concentrating on many of our local rivers that we all care for & enjoy.
SAT. MARCH 15, TIME ? – OWL HIKE:
Join avid birder, Dr. Brian Allen, he will lead a hike through the dark in search of native owls. He will use recordings to bring the owls in. We will meet at the Allen’s house 5539 Bar Lake Rd., Manistee. Call for info.
WED. APRIL 9, 7pm – ADVENTURES IN CHILE:
Ramona Venegas, United States Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Planner will take us along with her on her adventures through the beautiful land of Chile. She will take us a little north & south of Chile & through a powerpoint slide presentation will show us the wildlife, bird & places she saw.
SAT. APRIL 19, 8am – ARCADIA MARCH FIELD TRIP:
Meet at the Arcadia Marsh causeway, bring binoculars and be ready to discovery the diversity of the Arcadia area. Call Tim or Brian for details
WED. MAY 14, 7pm, MICHIGAN’S NATURAL BEAUTY:
Stacy Niedzwiecki – owner of “Creative Solutions” is a scenic outdoor photographer. She will present a multi-media slide show presentation set to music. Her slide show will feature lower Western Michigan, the Sleeping Bear area & the many beautiful birds, animal & flowers of the region. She will allow plenty of time for questions & answers & will also bring along prints & greetings cards to sell.
SAT. MAY 10 - SPRING BIRD COUNT:
Free up your Sat., grab your binoculars & join in with other birders. You have the opportunity to survey & enjoy the birds in our area. To participate in this state wide count, contact Tim or Brian.
from "THE LAKE MICHIGAN FLYWAY", the Newsletter of the Manistee County Audubon Society, Jan 2008
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