Sunday, April 8
Rum Village Nature Center
What do a land trust and birding have in common?
Find out when Casey Jones describes the ACRES Land Trust and the upcoming Bird Blitz of 2018. ACRES is Indiana's largest and oldest land trust that protects greater than 7,000 acres of habitat in Northeast Indiana and counties in Michigan and Ohio. Casey will present "ACRES seeks citizen scientists to build area-wide inventories."
Casey has been the ACRES Director of Land Management for five years, having studied at both Taylor University and Manchester College. His experience includes Nature Restoration Ecology with Heartland Restoration and as adjunct instructor at Manchester College. He is also involved in the acquisition process for ACRES.
The 2nd Annual Bird Blitz will be sponsored locally by our society on Saturday June 2nd in Elkhart County. The Bird Blitz entails birding any open ACRES property in early June. Details will be presented at our April meeting.
The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a report to the membership and a break for refreshments. The meeting will resume with a brief "bird of the month" presentation, followed by the featured talk. The public is invited. Please join us!
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The first-year introductory fee is $20.00 and includes membership in the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society, the National Audubon Society, a one-year subscription to the award-winning Audubon magazine and our Audubon Leaves newsletter.
Download our membership form here or call (574) 334-7761 for more information.
March Birding Trip
Sunday, March 18
Warren Woods State Park
Warren Woods Road, Three Oaks Michigan
Spring Wildflower Series Part 1
South Bend/Elkhart Audubon Society members and guests are invited to join us for the first in our series of bird and wildflower events that are planned for the spring of 2018. It’s not quite spring yet, but migratory birds are returning and shades of green are popping through the forest floor. Warren Woods State Park is a National Natural Landmark, and once you see it, you’ll understand why that is.
On this first hike, we’ll be discussing the history of the the property and studying its ecology while watching and listening for birds of course. There probably won’t be much if any wildflowers to see, but we’ll still have a fun time learning and observing. Trail conditions are moderately sloped and will almost certainly be muddy in spots, so waterproof footwear is recommended. Depending on conditions, we’ll be out for an hour or two.
Directions: from Three Oaks, take Three Oaks Road north to Warren Woods Road. Turn left on Warren Woods Road, and proceed for about a mile or so. After crossing the Galien River, proceed up the hills and park along the side of the road on the left hand side. Look for the smallish state park signs on left side of the road. Elm Valley Road is closed as is access to the main Warren Woods parking area, so access is only possible from Warren Woods Road.
For more information, call or text Steve Sass at 574-340-9239 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society is to promote stewardship of our natural resources with a special emphasis on birds. We achieve this goal through education, conservation, philanthropy and fellowship with others having similar goals.