Grand Traverse Audubon Club

Programs

2016 Schedule

Regular Meetings at:
Boardman River Nature Center
1450 Cass Road
(where the railroad track crosses the road 1.5 miles south of Airport Road)
7:00 p.m.

 

JANUARY 2016

9 – Field Trip: Snowshoe Hike & Winter Wildlife  Leader: Tom Ford.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Boardman River Nature Center.  Questions: (231) 409-9203

28 – Regular Meeting: Bird Identification Program  Presenter: Missy Rassel.  Questions: (231) 947-8821

 

FEBRUARY

12-14 – Field Trip: Sault Ste. Marie  Leaders: Leonard & Barb Graf.  Make your own hotel reservations.  Meet at the Plaza Motor Inn at 7:30 a.m. on Friday & Saturday.  Questions: (231) 946-5120

12-15 – Great Backyard Bird Count  Leader: Cindee DuBey.  Questions: (231) 839-2758

25 – Regular Meeting: Invasive Species  Presenter: Katie Grzesiak.  Questions: (231) 947-8821

 

MARCH

24 – Regular Meeting: The Amazon  Presenter: Emmy Lou Cholak.  Questions: (231) 947-8821

Cancelled due to blizzard

 

APRIL

16 – Field Trip: Arcadia Marsh  Leaders: Leonard & Barb Graf/Carol Towar.  Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the northwest section of Meijer’s parking lot.  Questions: (231) 946-5120

28 – Regular Meeting: The Amazon  Presenter: Emmy Lou Cholak.  Questions: (231) 947-8821

23 – Field Trip: Dance of the Woodcock  Leaders: Leonard Graf & Ed Kaminski.  Meet at 8:00 p.m. at the Boardman River Nature Center.  Questions: (231) 946-5120

 

MAY

5-7 – Field Trip: Magee Marsh  Leaders: John & Shirley Mesch.  Watch for more details on GT Audubon website or email group as the date approaches.  Questions: (231) 946-3624

13-15 – Field Trip: Tawas Point & Tuttle Marsh  Leaders: Leonard & Barb Graf.  Make your own motel or campground reservations.  Meet 7:30 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday at the start of the trail in the campground.  Questions: (231) 946-5120

26 – Regular Meeting: Potluck Dinner & Birding  Leaders: All Board Members.  Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Boardman River Nature Center Pavilion.  Bring your own table service and a dish to share.  Questions: (231) 947-8821

28 – Field Trip: Boardman River Clean Sweep  Leader: John Mesch.  Canoeing/kayaking & cleaning of the Boardman River in participation with other area groups.  Shuttles provided.  Contact John in advance for staging details: (231) 946-3624

 

JUNE

12 – Field Trip: Butterfly Hike  Leader: Tom Ford.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Pyramid Point parking lot, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Park pass required.  Questions: (231) 409-9203

 

JULY

17 – Field trip: Botany Hike – Ferns  Leader: Tom Ford.  Meet at 9:00 a.m at the Trails End parking lot, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Park pass required.  Questions: (231) 409-9203

 

AUGUST

27 – Regular Meeting: Saturday Potluck Breakfast  Leaders: All Board Members.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Boardman River Nature Center Pavilion.  Bring your own table service and a dish to share.  Questions: (231) 947-8821

 

SEPTEMBER

22 – Regular Meeting: Ask An Arborist  Presenter: Bo Burke.  Questions: (231) 947-8821

 

OCTOBER

15 – Annual Dinner Meeting: Visualizing North America  Speaker: Charles St. Charles III, will share the progress of his photographic record of all the various ecosystems in North America.  6:00 p.m. at Twin Lakes Camp.  Send reservations by October 7th to Ed Kaminski, Treasurer, 1498 Driftwood Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686.  Questions: (231) 932-9148

 

NOVEMBER

17 – Regular Meeting: Dragonflies  Presenter: Carl Freeman.  Questions: (231) 947-8821

 

DECEMBER

15 – Regular Meeting: Cancelled due to bad weather

Christmas Bird Counts

14 – Antrim County CBC  Coordinator: John Kreag.  (231) 264-8969 or cell: (231) 360-0943

17 – Traverse Area CBC  Coordinator: Ed Moehle.  (231) 947-8821

 

JANUARY 2017

7 – Field Trip: Snowshoe Hike & Winter Wildlife  Leader: Tom Ford.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Boardman River Nature Center.  Questions: (231) 409-9203

26 – Regular Meeting: Annual Photo Fest and Party Coordinator: Joe Brooks.  Anyone wishing to share photos, video, or other birding “show & tell,” contact Joe to coordinate: (231) 269-4343

 

 

 


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