Benzie Audubon Club

Welcome to the Benzie Audubon Club Website!


Our major objectives are promoting an appreciation for and a better understanding of the plants and animals of northern Michigan, preserving our natural environment, and preventing any activities that may pose a threat to our natural ecology.

To meet our mission we offer educational programs and seasonal field trips and provide members with the Meadowlark newsletter.

The Benzie Audubon Club is a tax-exempt charitable organization and a chapter of the Michigan Audubon Society. All of our meetings and field trips are open to the public without charge. Meetings are usually held the first Thursday of each odd month (January, March, etc.) at the Tribal Outpost at 7282 Hoadley Road in Benzonia (see map). Field trips are taken throughout the year.

Upcoming Events:.
Tuesday, May 5 (and May 12), 10:00 A.M. Wildflowers at Pete's Woods
Paula Dreeszen (275-7199) will lead these weekly hikes to Pete's Woods, known for its incredible display of spring ephemeral wildflowers. We will meet at the Swamp Road parking lot south of Joyfield Road and hike about 1.5 miles, concluding around noon.

Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. Dave Barrons on the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail
For our May meeting at the Tribal Outpost Dave Barrons will tell us about the real and virtual Sleeping Bear Birding Trail and how the Trail helps us find birds in Benzie County.

Saturday, May 9, North American Migratory Count - Manistee County (Time TBD)
Like a Christmas Bird Count in May to tally all the birds in the County. Results will be tabulated with counts from all over North America. Contact Brian Allen (723-7956) to join a group.

Tuesday, May 12, 10:00 A.M.  Wildflowers at Pete's Woods
See description for May 5 field trip.



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