Field Trip: Early Migrants at the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy’s Chipman Preserve

When:
March 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
2016-03-16T08:30:00-04:00
2016-03-16T10:30:00-04:00
Where:
Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo
MI
USA
Contact:
Nate Fuller
324-1600

Directions:  Coming from the west on I-94, take the Sprinkle Road exit, follow Sprinkle Road north to East Main Street.  Take East Main Street east past 30th Street.  The parking lot is on the north side of the road between 30th and 33rd Streets.  Coming from the east on I-94 take the Galesburg exit, go north on 35th Street to M-96.  Follow M-96 west to 33rd Street.  Go north on 33rd Street to East Main Street.  Go west on East MainStreet.  The parking lot is on the north side of the road between 30th and 33rd Streets.

We’ll head west into the old nursery area that has lots of crabapples, junipers, and thickets of other miscellaneous fruiting trees and shrubs. The variety of fruiting trees are supporting large flocks of bluebirds, robins, and waxwings this winter. By mid-March these flocks may be joined by a few early migrants or other interesting over-wintering species.
The trip will be about two hours on fairly level walking paths and depending on snow cover should be easy walking.