See directions below
Saturday, April 30, 8:30 am, Portman Preserve, Leaders: Donna Keller (269) 207-2874 and Susan Schneider
For GPS purposes, the address is approximately 28000 block of 49th Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079
From I-94 take the Mattawan Exit (# 66) and head north (right) from the traffic circle onto Main Street. Head north for 1 mile to reach Red Arrow Highway, then turn left (west). Go west for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) onto 27th Street (look for Owsiany Farm Stand on the corner). Continue traveling north for 0.75 mile, then turn left (west) onto 49th Avenue. Go about 0.75 mile to the preserve entrance on the right/north side of the road (just west of the old white farm house at #28534).
With Portman Preserve’s varied habitat, we will look for ducks and other water birds as well as some of the earlier warblers including Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, Palm, Pine, and Black-throated Green. Route will include some hills as well as a marsh boardwalk. Trails are dirt and are of varying widths, some narrow. Total distance approximately 2 miles.