Event Calendar

Apr
26
Mon
Audubon Society of Kalamazoo April 2021 Zoom Program: Strategies for Bird Conservation: A menu of Opportunities for Impact @ Zoom
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Sara Syswerda, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Education Director, for our April program entitled, “Strategies for Bird Conservation: A Menu of Opportunities for Impact.” Learn about ways you can help improve outcomes for birds both here in Michigan and throughout the world through choices in your daily life. We will look at strategies involving your household, your property, your charitable donations, and your lifestyle that impact ecosystems, and in turn, impact bird populations. You will hear vignettes about local conservation efforts at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and consider options for reducing your own impact on birds.

Sara Syswerda received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her doctorate from Michigan State University. She has spent the past 20 years investigating two main research themes: the role of management choices on ecosystem services and how people learn and understand environmental science. After graduating from MSU, Sara spent several additional years as a research associate at MSU, continuing to investigate ecosystem services while managing a multi-state environmental literacy research project. Sara came to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute seven years ago, where she has been involved in environmental science research, environmental education, and the management of the Institute’s 829 acres of land. She has shifted her science education research to focus on preK-5th grade students. She is currently collaborating on a USDA-funded project to investigate spatial patterns in ecosystem services.

Join us on Monday, April 26, 7:30 PM, via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be emailed to the membership a few days prior to the meeting. If ASK does not have a current email address for you, please let us know at ask@kalamazooaudubon.org. We will record the meeting and make it available for later viewing.

Apr
27
Tue
Weekly Kal-Haven Trail Walks
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

We’ll be continuing the years’ long tradition of Tuesday morning trail walks on the Kal-Haven Trail in April and May. We meet at the caboose at the trailhead on 10th Street between G and H Avenues. A few of us walk 2.5 miles to the usually very birdy marsh at 8th Street and then back for a total of 5 miles, but anyone can cut that short and turn around at any time. There will not be a “leader” although someone will be keeping a species list. The walks will start at 9:00 AM in April and then switch to 8:00 AM in May when it should be lighter, warmer, and birdier.

Walks will start on Tuesday, April 6. During the walks, social distancing will be maintained. No spotting or shuttling of cars will be available unless you arrange your own.

If you would like to be in an email group to be notified of the latest status of the walks or to discuss weather conditions, please send an email to Joyce Leppard at joyceannleppard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on the trail.

May
4
Tue
May 2021 Weekly Kal-Haven Trail Walks @ Kal-Haven Trail
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

We’ll be continuing the years’ long tradition of Tuesday morning trail walks on the Kal-Haven Trail in May. We meet at the caboose at the trailhead on 10th Street between G and H Avenues. A few of us walk 2.5 miles to the usually very birdy marsh at 8th Street and then back for a total of 5 miles, but anyone can cut that short and turn around at any time. There will not be a “leader” although someone will be keeping a species list.

Walks will start at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 4th. During the walks, social distancing will be maintained. No spotting or shuttling of cars will be available unless you arrange your own.

If you would like to be in an email group to be notified of the latest status of the walks or to discuss weather conditions, please send an email to Joyce Leppard at joyceannleppard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on the trail.

May
11
Tue
May 2021 Weekly Kal-Haven Trail Walks @ Kal-Haven Trail
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

We’ll be continuing the years’ long tradition of Tuesday morning trail walks on the Kal-Haven Trail in May. We meet at the caboose at the trailhead on 10th Street between G and H Avenues. A few of us walk 2.5 miles to the usually very birdy marsh at 8th Street and then back for a total of 5 miles, but anyone can cut that short and turn around at any time. There will not be a “leader” although someone will be keeping a species list.

Walks will start at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 4th. During the walks, social distancing will be maintained. No spotting or shuttling of cars will be available unless you arrange your own.

If you would like to be in an email group to be notified of the latest status of the walks or to discuss weather conditions, please send an email to Joyce Leppard at joyceannleppard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on the trail.

May
18
Tue
May 2021 Weekly Kal-Haven Trail Walks @ Kal-Haven Trail
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

We’ll be continuing the years’ long tradition of Tuesday morning trail walks on the Kal-Haven Trail in May. We meet at the caboose at the trailhead on 10th Street between G and H Avenues. A few of us walk 2.5 miles to the usually very birdy marsh at 8th Street and then back for a total of 5 miles, but anyone can cut that short and turn around at any time. There will not be a “leader” although someone will be keeping a species list.

Walks will start at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 4th. During the walks, social distancing will be maintained. No spotting or shuttling of cars will be available unless you arrange your own.

If you would like to be in an email group to be notified of the latest status of the walks or to discuss weather conditions, please send an email to Joyce Leppard at joyceannleppard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on the trail.

May
24
Mon
May 2021 Audubon Society of Kalamazoo Presentation via Zoom: WK Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Past and Present @ Via Zoom
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Since 1927 when the WK Kellogg Bird Sanctuary was established, it has been a refuge for wildlife, a safe place for visitors to explore nature, and base for research and education. Join Lisa Duke, Sanctuary Manager, as she shares the history of how this special place came to be and its conservation history with CanadaGeese andTrumpeterSwans. Learn more about the Sanctuary of today and plans for the future!

Lisa Duke joined the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in May 2012,as the Animal Caretaker and transitioned to Sanctuary Manager in 2014. Lisa has a BS in Zoology from Michigan State University with a concentration in Zoo and Aquarium Science. Lisa has a love of the outdoors and all animals found in it. She resides in Battle Creek, Michigan, with her husband and sons.

Join us on Monday, May 24, 2021, 7:30 PM via Zoom.

A link to the meeting will be emailed to the membership a few days prior to the meeting. If ASK does not have a current email address for you, please let us know at ask@kalamazooaudubon.org. Our plan is to record the meeting and make it available for later viewing.

May
25
Tue
May 2021 Weekly Kal-Haven Trail Walks @ Kal-Haven Trail
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

We’ll be continuing the years’ long tradition of Tuesday morning trail walks on the Kal-Haven Trail in May. We meet at the caboose at the trailhead on 10th Street between G and H Avenues. A few of us walk 2.5 miles to the usually very birdy marsh at 8th Street and then back for a total of 5 miles, but anyone can cut that short and turn around at any time. There will not be a “leader” although someone will be keeping a species list.

Walks will start at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 4th. During the walks, social distancing will be maintained. No spotting or shuttling of cars will be available unless you arrange your own.

If you would like to be in an email group to be notified of the latest status of the walks or to discuss weather conditions, please send an email to Joyce Leppard at joyceannleppard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on the trail.