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Saving Birds 2015 Calendar of Events


For all events please meet at the Habitat Discovery Center, 5020 North Putnam Road unless otherwise noted.
For additional information/directions, call 231-271-3738. Loaner binoculars are available.

June 2017

June 24: All Day Conservation Workshop at Saving Birds
$50.00 per person - includes lunch.
The day begins with photographer Sheen Watkins sharing her knowledge about how to take great photos of birds and other wildlife. Then Dr. Dave Ewert, recently retired from The Nature Conservancy, picks up the reins to talk about how you can help migrating birds in your yard. Landscape designer Brian Zimmerman then shows us how to design a beautiful native plants garden. Hikes by Sheen, Dave Ewert, Brian Zimmerman, Brian Allen, Dave Dister and others. $50.00 each including lunch. Each participant will receive our educational packet, filled with helpful information about bird and butterfly conservation.


July 2017

Saturday, July 8, 10 AM-11 AM: Will I Ever See Bald Eagles Over My Property?
$10.00 for adults, kids free. We often get calls from people who have sighted eagles on or near their property. They ask if they should call the DNR or someone else to notify them of the sighting. There is actually an “eagle counter” for our Lower Peninsula. His name is Jerry Weinrich, and he counts eagle nests every spring by flying over the entire area and GPS-ing the locations of every nest. Join us to learn more about the status of eagles in our state, and find out what Jerry believes their future is. With wildlife biologist and eagle expert Jerry Weinrich.

Saturday, July 22, 10:30 AM - Noon: Dragonflies and Damselflies for Kids with Dave Dister
$10.00 for adults, kids free.Bring your kids or grandkids to go out with Dave in search of dragonflies. When we find them, the kids will be able to hold one.


August 2017

August 26, 9 AM: Join U.S. Forest Service International Migratory Species Coordinator Dr. Greg Butcher for a hike on Charter Sanctuary.
$10.00 for adults, kids free. Greg is an expert on migrating birds, and he will point out why Charter Sanctuary attracts colorful tropical species like Baltimore Oriole and Indigo Bunting.

August 26, 5-7 PM: Dr. Greg Butcher
Evening fundraiser with silent auction $35.00.Seize this opportunity to ask the expert on bird migration any question you have about how, why and where migrants travel. He will also present a PowerPoint program about his work across the continent, and will share his view on why Saving Birds is important to that work. Wine and hearty hors d’oeuvres will be served.


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