Event Calendar

Apr
14
Tue
CANCELLED: Kal-Haven Trail Birding Walks @ Kal-Haven Trail
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A note regarding COVID-19: Please watch your email inbox, Facebook, and our website for information regarding these events. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and any cancellations will be announced via those means of communication. 

Our weekly Kal-Haven Trail walks will be on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM in April and 8:00 AM in May. Walks start at the Trailhead on North 10th Street between G and H Avenues. We walk about five miles roundtrip in 2-4 hours depending on the weather and the sights and sounds along the way. Anyone who wishes to can turn around anytime and walk back on their own.

Walks will start on Tuesday, April 14, dependent on the COVID-19 situation at the time. During the walks, social distancing will be maintained. No spotting or shuttling of cars will be available in April unless you arrange your own. This will be re-evaluated for May. Changes to any of these policies will be communicated via our website, our Facebook page, and/or an email to the membership.

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 email Joyce Leppard at joyceannleppard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on the trail.

Apr
21
Tue
CANCELLED: Kal-Haven Trail Birding Walks @ Kal-Haven Trail
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A note regarding COVID-19: Please watch your email inbox, Facebook, and our website for information regarding these events. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and any cancellations will be announced via those means of communication. 

Our weekly Kal-Haven Trail walks will be on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM in April and 8:00 AM in May. Walks start at the Trailhead on North 10th Street between G and H Avenues. We walk about five miles roundtrip in 2-4 hours depending on the weather and the sights and sounds along the way. Anyone who wishes to can turn around anytime and walk back on their own.

Walks will start on Tuesday, April 14, dependent on the COVID-19 situation at the time. During the walks, social distancing will be maintained. No spotting or shuttling of cars will be available in April unless you arrange your own. This will be re-evaluated for May. Changes to any of these policies will be communicated via our website, our Facebook page, and/or an email to the membership.

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 email Joyce Leppard at joyceannleppard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on the trail.

Apr
25
Sat
CANCELLED: Asylum Lake Preserve Field Trip @ Asylum Lake Preserve
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

A note regarding COVID-19: Please watch your email inbox, Facebook, and our website for information regarding these events. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and any cancellations will be announced via those means of communication.

Saturday, April 25, 8:30 AM, Asylum Lake Preserve, Leaders: Donna Keller (269-207-2874) and Mike Cook
Meet at the Drake Road entrance to the preserve at 8:30 AM.

We will walk the preserve for approximately two hours in search of spring migrants as well as residents. The varied habitats including open fields, woods edges, and open water should allow us to see a variety of birds including Brown Thrasher, Eastern Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Killdeer, and a variety of woodpeckers. Also possible are Winter Wren, Field Sparrow, Palm Warbler, and we might even hear a Sora. Dress for the weather, and plan for the open field to be colder if it’s windy. We will walk 1.5 to 2 miles on well-worn paths with mild, but not steep, grades.

Apr
27
Mon
CANCELLED: April 2020 Presentation: The Birds of Barry County @ People's Church
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A note regarding COVID-19: Please watch your email inbox, Facebook, and our website for information regarding this event. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and any cancellation of the monthly meeting will be announced via those means of communication.

Please join us on Monday, April 27, for a talk by area birder, Doug Klein, entitled “The Birds of Barry County.” Doug will discuss the genesis of the Barry County Bird Club and how he put together a complete and cumulative list of birds for the county. Additionally, he will share the most interesting bird sightings on the Barry County master list and some of the best places and seasons to seek out interesting birds in the area.

Doug Klein grew up in Grand Rapids and has been birding for 47 years. He attended Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Doug and his wife, Anne, started the Barry County Bird Club in 2014, and they lead field trips for their club and for Michigan Audubon’s Cerulean Warbler Weekend. Doug and Anne have six children, one of whom is an accomplished birder. Doug works for an insurance company which enables him to travel all over North America. Birding is always a part of those travels. Doug is also a member of the Barry County Parks Commission.

We hope you’ll join us on Monday, April 27, at People’s Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. Our program starts at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a social time with light refreshments at 7:00 PM. Guests and the general public are encouraged to attend. Handicap parking and access is at either the front or rear entrance of the building. Please remember to bring your own coffee mug to reduce our dishwashing.

Apr
28
Tue
CANCELLED: Kal-Haven Trail Birding Walks @ Kal-Haven Trail
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A note regarding COVID-19: Please watch your email inbox, Facebook, and our website for information regarding these events. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and any cancellations will be announced via those means of communication. 

Our weekly Kal-Haven Trail walks will be on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM in April and 8:00 AM in May. Walks start at the Trailhead on North 10th Street between G and H Avenues. We walk about five miles roundtrip in 2-4 hours depending on the weather and the sights and sounds along the way. Anyone who wishes to can turn around anytime and walk back on their own.

Walks will start on Tuesday, April 14, dependent on the COVID-19 situation at the time. During the walks, social distancing will be maintained. No spotting or shuttling of cars will be available in April unless you arrange your own. This will be re-evaluated for May. Changes to any of these policies will be communicated via our website, our Facebook page, and/or an email to the membership.

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 email Joyce Leppard at joyceannleppard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on the trail.