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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.
Thursday, September 4, 7:00 p.m. Chris Van
Lonkhuyzen on Birds of
Although it's the fourth-largest island in the world, most of us know little about Madagascar. Located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa, it boasts more than 300 species of birds, of which over 60 percent (including four families and 42 genera) are endemic.
Saturday, September 6, 9:30 a.m. Fall Birding at Platte Point
Carl Freeman (352-4739) will
lead us on a search for fall migrants and late summer birds. Depending on the
temperature and lake level, a wade or boat shuttle across the Platte River may be involved. Bring your park pass and meet at the parking lot next to the Platte River at the end of Lake Michigan Road.