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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.
Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 P.M. Woodcocks at Upper Herring Lake Preserve
Bryce and Paula Dreeszen (275-7199) are leaders for this trip to the GTRLC Preserve on the east side of M-22 south of Elberta. We’ll check out the courtship displays of woodcock and listen to spring frogs in the marsh. Dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared to walk about 1/2 mile.
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 A.M. Arcadia Marsh
This field trip is a perennial favorite to see waterfowl and returning spring migrants. We will meet at Arcadia Beach (at the west end of Lake Street on Lake Michigan) and break into smaller groups to car pool to local hot spots. Bryce and Paula Dreeszen (275-7199) and John Ester (325-2445) will lead the trip.