Category Archive for "Michigan Audubon"

Dedication of Peter and Gwyneth Schroeder Tract at Haehnle Sanctuary

Molly Keenan

Through your bountiful donations, growth at our Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary was made possible this year with the acquisition of a 25-acre parcel of land. The area which consists of former cropland, wetlands, and lake bottom, will further expand the…

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2018 Whitefish Point Piping Plover Season Report

Molly Keenan

2018 Whitefish Point Piping Plover Season Report Monitor: Danielle Dershem (May 7-August 10) Summary The Whitefish Point 2018 Piping Plover nesting season was successful and resulted in two fledged chicks. The chicks belonged to the only pair that attempted to…

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Cerulean Warbler Weekend Celebrates its 11th Year

Media Contact: Molly Keenan Phone: 517.580.7364 Email: mkeenan@michiganaudubon.org Website: michiganaudubon.org For Immediate Release May 16, 2018 Cerulean Warbler Weekend Celebrates its 11th Year Michigan Audubon adds more family-friendly events and live birds of prey HASTINGS, Mich. — Join Michigan Audubon…

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Michigan Audubon Native Bird Garden Kits for Sale in May

Rachelle Roake

  Support Birds, Pollinators, and Wildlife with Native Bird Garden Kits by Michigan Audubon! **2018 Bird Garden Kit sales have ended – thank you for your interest! Visit our Native Plants for Birds page for more gardening inspiration.** Do you…

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Michigan Audubon Partners with Whole Foods Market for “One Dime at a Time” Program

Diane Huhn

We are pleased to announce that from April 1 through June 30, 2018, Michigan Audubon will be the recipient of the One Dime at a Time program at Whole Foods Market in Ingham, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties. At participating Whole…

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Registration Open for Michigan Audubon Annual Member Meeting

Diane Huhn

We know you care deeply about birds and their habitat so why not join us and other conservation-minded individuals on April 14, 2018, at the Michigan Audubon Annual Member Meeting for a chance to share ideas with one another and…

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Michigan Audubon partners with local groups to bolster bird-friendly communities in the Greater Lansing area

Diane Huhn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lansing, Mich. (February 1, 2018) — As the populations of many bird species throughout Michigan continue to dwindle, Michigan Audubon is enlisting the help of numerous groups throughout the greater Lansing region to improve the outlook for…

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Michigan Audubon Opposes Proposal for Mourning Dove Hunt

Diane Huhn

Michigan Audubon has strongly supported Michigan’s protection of the Mourning Dove as a songbird since its inception. The ban started in 1905, just one year after Michigan Audubon — the state’s oldest conservation organization — was formed. The last time…

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Michigan Audubon Opposes Proposal of Sandhill Crane Hunt

Diane Huhn

A hundred years ago, the Sandhill Crane population in Michigan hit an all-time low — they were hunted nearly to extinction and suffered greatly from the loss of suitable wetland habitat throughout the state. Due in large part to the…

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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Integrates 21st Century Technology

PARADISE, Mich. –  Each spring for nearly 40 years, hawk and water bird counters have perched themselves at wooden shacks overlooking Whitefish Point near Paradise, Mich., in the Upper Peninsula. For eight hours each day, in all but the most…

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