Friday, September 7, 2018

Fall 2018 Meetings

Grosse Pointe Audubon is pleased to announce its fall 2018 meeting schedule and speakers.

Sept. 17—Fauna and Flora at No Name Lake
Photographer Robert Weir lives near a small lake near Washington, Michigan. The lake is so small that it doesn’t have a name. But that formality doesn’t prevent an astonishing variety of wildlife from visiting.

Oct. 15—Birding Borneo
Join Bryn Martin for yet another fabulous Washtenaw Audubon international field trip, to Borneo, the third largest island in the world, and home to one of Earth’s oldest rainforests. With 688 species of birds, including 59 endemics, and such interesting mammals as Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, and Bornean Gibbon, expect great diversity in wildlife. Bryn Martin is an avid international birder, Washtenaw Audubon’s field trip coordinator, and teaches high school in Livonia.

Nov. 19—Mi Bird-Friendly Communities
Linnea Rowse, the conservation program coordinator for Michigan Audubon, will visit us to talk about her organization’s program that works to engage local communities in urban bird conservation programs. Michigan Audubon collaborates with diverse partners including units of local governments, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and community groups to make this program a success.

Grosse Pointe Audubon meets in the annex behind Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee in Grosse Pointe City. Social hour starts at 7 and meetings start promptly at 7:30. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall 2017 Grosse Pointe Audubon Newsletter

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Fall 2017 Grosse Pointe Audubon meeting schedule

Here's Grosse Pointe Audubon's fall schedule.
We look forward to seeing you at our meetings!

Sept. 18—Do Sapsuckers Really Suck Sap? Bird species got their names for a variety of reasons. It could have been for their overall color, a field mark, their call, their habitat, their behavior, or they may be named to honor a person. Don Chafant returns with a humorous program about how birds got their names.

Oct. 16—MNA Sanctuaries: Great little-known birding destinations close to home. Rachel Maranto, a Michigan Nature Association sanctuary manager will highlight several MNA sanctuaries in southeast Michigan that provide excellent birding opportunities across a variety of habitats.  You will also learn how you can help MNA with bird survey efforts at these sanctuaries and our other properties statewide.

Nov. 20—What we’ve learned from the Anchor Bay CBC. Over the past 40 years Anchor Bay Christmas Bird Count circle has become famous for its rarities and the huge numbers of species and individuals. Count coordinator Mike Florian takes a deeper look at the data from the annual count also tells a more important story.

Meetings are held in the Annex behind Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee in Grosse Pointe. All meetings are free and open to the public.