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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.
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Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bird Banding Demo at the
Congregational Summer Assembly by the tennis courts back by Lake Michigan (follow
the signs!) and
Wednesday, August 3, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Bird Banding Demo on Thomas Road at the corner with
M-22 (follow the signs; this is just a 1/4 mile south from the main entrance to the
This perennial favorite will provide participants--including children--an opportunity to take part in bird-banding activities by Mike Bishop, a licensed bird bander.
Saturday, August 13, 8:00 p.m. Night Hike and Owl Prowl
Doug Cook and Emily Cook (871-0503) will lead this hike at Old Indian Hill off of M-22 near Sutter Road in SBDNL. This hike will concentrate on all creatures of the night, including mammals, amphibians, insects and hopefully an owl or two.