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Saving Bogus Lake Fen – Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary

Rachelle Roake

The Stewardship Committee at Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary had a problem – a problem 45 acres in size, in the shape of a doughnut. Unfortunately, this is not an actual 45-acre doughnut but instead a glossy buckthorn infestation of epic…

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Michigan Audubon to lead free bird walks on Wednesdays in May at Capital City Bird Sanctuary

Rachelle Roake

Bird Walks in May at Capital City Bird Sanctuary at Hawk Valley Farm Michigan Audubon’s newest sanctuary is located in Delta Township, just northwest of downtown Lansing. This suburban oasis provides a wide variety of habitats including open meadow, shrubland,…

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Michigan Audubon is Blitzing for declining Rusty Blackbirds

Kristin Phillips

Rusty Blackbird Blitz Contest Rusty Blackbirds, or “Rusties,” have endured a population decline more severe than that of any other once-common landbird. Michigan is an important migratory stopover for Rusties during their northward, Canada-bound journey in the spring, but scientists…

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2015 Election of Directors

Kristin Phillips

Michigan Audubon members will receive a post card ballot during the month of February. Members’ deadline for submitting votes is February 28. The following paragraphs provide background information on each candidate. Dr. Alec Lindsay Dr. Lindsay has served as Board…

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Gov. Snyder Stands up for Biodiversity

Kristin Phillips

On January 14, 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder took a stand for conservation and good science by vetoing Senate Bill 78, which would have blocked state agencies from designating land to protect biodiversity. Michigan Audubon’s position statement From 2013, when Senate…

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