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2014-2015 JACKSON AUDUBON SOCIETY
ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE:   FALL/WINTER
Field Trips

Saturday  March  28-Early Waterfowl trip around the Jackson Area. Meet at the Eastside Meijer parking lat at 8:00 am.  Call Connie Spotts ( 517-529-9031) for more information.

Events

Saturday  September 27-Workbee at Haehnle Sanctuary-9:00-12:00. Meet at the main parking lot on Seymour Road. For more information call Lathe Claflin (517-522-3949)

Saturday October  18 Crane Festival and Klee dedication at Haehnle Sanctuary.

Saturday December 20-Christmas Bird Count-If you would like to help on this important count, please call Don Henise at 517-817-0309 or 517-795-7752.

Meetings/Programs

Thursday September 11-“Paul McCormack and his classroom Critters” He will have a variety of gentle animals such as doves, turtles, snakes, and a chinchilla. It’s a chance to see and touch these wonderful creatures.

Thursday October  9- “Gardening to Support and Protect Bees in Michigan”Dr. Julianna Wilson an entomologist at MSU will be speaking about the different kinds of wild bees found in Michigan, comparing them to the honey bees and giving simple strategies to support and protect our Michigan bees. 

Thursday November 13- “Invasive Species in Michigan” Kevin Walters an Aquatic Biologist with the DEQ  and an expertise in aquatic invasive species will focus on plants, fish, and invertebrates. This will include management and prevention. He will also discuss the mute swan issue. There will be a short annual meeting/election of board members.

Thursday January 8-Tom Funke will present “Birding for Conservation” and award a prize to the winner of the Kate Palmer birding contest.

Friday February 13 at Vista Grande Villa-DESSERT TIME-Ellen Rathbone,Education Director of the Dahlem Conservancy, will present “The Lure of the Mountains”. Ellen, along with 11 folks from Jackson took an eco-tour of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. She will delight us with their discoveries and adventures.

Thursday-March 12  Don Henise will lead us on a “Birding in Southwest Oregon” trip. We will visit the south coast and a large nesting seabird colony. We will also travel to the Cascades in search of many western species such as the white-headed woodpecker, red-breasted sapsucker, and a nesting Gray Owl.

Thursday-April  9 Brenda Dziedzic  author of “ Learn About Butterflies in the Garden” Brenda, who is from Westland Michigan, will present a program on raising butterflies from a small city yard.  She has an indoor butterfly house at Barson’s Greenhouse where she educates many people about saving butterflies. She will have her book available for $20.00.