Jackson Audubon Society

 The Audubon Society of Jackson County, Michigan

Events

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Riethmiller Rd. DNR Parking Lot

    The Tuesday Group will be visiting the prairie on Riethmiller Rd. to look for sparrows and other summer residents.  We'll also walk into the start of the Hoffman Trail but it is likely quite wet and my not be passable. But we may be able to see or hear some wading birds in the marsh.

    Meet at the DNR parking lot, north side of Riethmiller Rd., west of church(42.354879, -84.181749) at 10 AM.

    NOTE:  Start time is 1000

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Tuesday, August 06, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, Rockwood

    Shorebirds!

    Ross Green will lead us for a full day of shorebird exploring at Pt. Mouillee State Game Area. The field trip will be limited to 12 people and three cars.  We still need need 1 volunteer to help with the driving.   This will be an all day trip, so bring lunch, water, folding chair, and some sunscreen.

    To sign up or for more details, email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com.

    Carpool form Jackson area at 7 AM.
    The trip goes rain or shine.


    • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Haehnle Sanctuary

    Join the Tuesday morning group for a visit to the Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary.  Gary Siegrist, Tuesday Group founder, Haehnle committee chair, and long-time Sanctuary volunteer, will lead a 2 – 3-hour walk, explain the latest habitat restorations, and describe most if not all the birds and plants the group sees. Jackson Audubon manages and maintains the Sanctuary for its owner, the Michigan Audubon Society. 

    We will meet at 9:00 AM at the Sanctuary.

    The Haehnle Sanctuary is northeast of Jackson, on the north side of Seymour Road and less than a mile east of Wooster Road.
    Directions: 

    • use the coordinates of 42.321180, -84.289458                       or
    • use the intersection of  Seymour Rd & Fairlane Dr, Grass Lake, MI 49240, the Sanctuary is across the street.

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Saturday, August 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Dahlem Center

    The Dahlem Center will be hosting a Birds, Blooms, & Butterflies Festival.  There will be free activities including hummingbird banding, live birds of prey, butterfly exhibit, native plant sale, guided walks, native bee conservation, kids crafts & activities, and artists & vendors.

    Check the Dahlem Center's webpage for details.

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    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI

    Heidi Trudell-biologist turned architectural consultant will present “Window Pain: Helping Birds Survive in a Human World” Millions of healthy birds are killed each year in the US when they collide with home and office windows. Join us to learn some quick and simple ways you can save birds.

    Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines,  feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Saturday, September 14, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Haehnle Sanctuary
    Fall Workbee at Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary

     9:00 – 12:00 a.m. 

    We will be doing trail maintenance, invasives management, and general cleanup of grounds and trails.

    Seymour Road, Jackson 
    Use GPS coordinates: 42.322, -84.289

    Meet at the Wing Overlook kiosk on Seymour Road.

    Wear sturdy shoes or boots.  Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

    For more information, contact Gary Siegrist at 517-522-5990.

    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Goose Creek Nature Sanctuary

    Join the Tuesday morning group for a trip to Michigan Nature Association's Goose Creek Nature Sanctuary lead by MNA representative Rachel Maranto.  Preserve information is available HERE.

    At this time of year we should be able to see fringed gentians in bloom.

    NOTE:  This is a 10 AM start time.   

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Portage Lake State Park

    Join Gary Siegrist for a "Big Sit" at Portage State Park.  We will meet a the picnic tables under the pavilion near the boat launch.  There is plenty of cover and restrooms.  Meet around 8 AM and go on as long as the morning lasts.   Bring coffee and some baked goodies if you like.
    Expect fall migrants.

    • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI

     Doug Leffler will present “Birding in the Lone Star State.

    This will include birding in the Texas Gulf Coast counties and from the Rio Grande Valley west to Big Bend National Park. Pictures of the green jay and the rare Colima warbler are just a few of the colorful birds Doug will show us.

    Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines,  feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kate Palmer Sanctuary
    Fall Workbee at the Kate Palmer Sanctuary

     9:00 – 12:00 a.m. 

    We will be doing trail maintenance, invasives management, and general cleanup of grounds and trails.

    O'Brien Rd. Near McCain Rd., Jackson 
    Meet at Parking lot
    GPS Coordinates: 42.234557, -84.490496 

    Wear sturdy shoes or boots.  Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

    For more information, contact Alan King at 517-936-1535.

    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI

    Annual Meeting and program on “Exploring Jackson Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count over the Years” There has been many species changes over the years in the Waterloo Recreation Area Christmas Bird Count. Join local compiler Gary Siegrist as he explores those changes and what to expect in the near future.

    Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    NOTE: This is the annual JAS meeting where board members will be elected.

    Bring recyclables (magazines, feeders, feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Saturday, December 21, 2019
    • Jackson County


    Join area birders and participate in national event to count birds in YOUR community.  This count is around the Waterloo Recreation area in Jackson & Washtenaw counties. Volunteers are still needed.

    There will be a dinner and social time after the count to share species lists.

    The deadline for joining is December 10. 

    Contact Gary Siegrist (517-522- 5990) for more information. 

    See the JAS CBC page for details and map.

    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI

    ReLeaf Michigan Presents “Basic Tree Care and Maintenance” Get your many questions answered by the expert. How to care for all trees in all seasons.

     Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines, feeders, feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Friday, February 07, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Vista Grande Villa, 2251 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI

    Andy Walz will present “Glacier National Park and The Canadian Rockies

    With fantastic mountain scenery, wonderful wildlife,  powerful waterfalls and other scenic beauty Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies are a must for everyone

    NOTE: This is annual winter meeting at Visa Grande Villa and is on Friday evening.

    Please bring a dessert to share to share that does not require table service. 

    Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines, feeders, feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI

    Holly Vaughn of Michigan DNR presents “Michigan Waterfowl”. She will discuss field marks, biology, behavior and range of all our species.

    Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines,  feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI

    Dr. Curtis Blankespoor presents “A Rare Glimpse into the Unknown world of the Common Merganser.” Curtis will share amazing photos and videos of his research involving over 500 ducks and their relationship to the Swimmers itch.

    Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines,  feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

Past events

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Tuesday Morning Group - MacCready Preserve
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Purple Martin Audubon Potluck
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Tuesday Morning Group: Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Tuesday Morning Group: Wildflower Walk at Spike Preserve
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Birding the Falling Waters Trail
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Tuesday Morning Group: Kate Palmer
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Tuesday Morning Group: Oak Openings
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Jackson Audubon trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ohio
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Wildflower Walk Through Nan Weston Preserve
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Earth Day Celebration at Cascades Park
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Dowagiac Woods & Trillium Ravine
Saturday, April 20, 2019 CANCELLED Haehnle Spring Workbee
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Early Waterfowl Trip
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Invasive Plant Removal and Incorporating Native Plants into Your Landscape
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Tuesday Morning Group: Early Waterfowl Trip
Saturday, March 30, 2019 Michigan Bluebird Society's Spring Bluebird Festival
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Riethmiller Rd.-Woodcock Night view
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Michigan Audubon Annual Member Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 50 Years of Habitat Restoration at Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Hike on the Hoffman Trail
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Tuesday Morning Group: Dahlem
Friday, February 08, 2019 Alaska
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Haehnle Sanctuary & Dalton Rd.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Notes from the Underground: A Focus on Soils in Forest Ecosystems at Hidden Lake Gardens
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Live Birds of Prey
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Tuesday Morning Group - MacCready Preserve
Saturday, December 15, 2018 2018 Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Trek to Waterloo Black Spruce Forest
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Dahlem
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Owls of Michigan & Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Sunrise at Haehnle Sanctuary
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Cranes, Colors & Cabernet Festival
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Birding Eastern Panama
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Kate Palmer Fall Workbee
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Burke Lake Bird Banding Station
Saturday, September 29, 2018 Haehnle Fall Workbee
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Hawkwatch
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 An American Icon: Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Lefglen Nature Sanctuary
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Pittsfield Preserve
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Haehnle Sanctuary
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Birds, Blooms, & Butterflies Festival
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Dahlem
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: MacCready Preserve
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Wake up on Portage Marsh
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Purple Martin Audubon Potluck
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Wildflower walk through Clark & Avis Spike Preserve
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Lost Nation SGA
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Oak Openings
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Dahlem
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Birding the Falling Water Trail
Thursday, May 17, 2018 AuSable Valley Audubon: Tawas Point Migration
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Wildflower walk through Nan Weston Preserve
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Jackson Audubon trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ohio
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 Dowagiac Woods & Trillium Ravine
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Kate Palmer
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Michigan Audubon Annual Member Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Haehnle Spring Workbee
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Birding Muskegon County Wastewater Plant
Saturday, March 31, 2018 Early Waterfowl Trip
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Early Waterfowl Trip
Saturday, March 24, 2018 Michigan Bluebird Society's Spring Bluebird Festival
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Israel, Land of Wonder
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: Moeckel Rd. Walk
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Tuesday Morning Group: MSU Museum, East Lansing
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Haehnle Sanctuary & Dalton Rd.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Hidden Lake Gardens & Conifer Presentation
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Hoffman Trail
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Great Lakes Hummer Net-Allen Chartier
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 MacCready Preserve
Saturday, December 16, 2017 2017 Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Dahlem
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 U of M Museum of Natural History Skins Collection
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Meet Michigan Audubon's Heather Good & JAS Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Watkins Lake State Park
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Haehnle Sanctuary
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Cranes, Colors, Cabernet, & Cider Festival
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Goll Woods (Ohio)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Wonders of Australia and New Zealand
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Haehnle Fall Workbee
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Burke Lake Banding Station
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Hawkwatch
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 The Milkweed Community
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Summer Shorebird Trip II
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Summer Shorebird Trip I
Friday, May 26, 2017 Kate Palmer Sanctuary Clean-up
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Michigan Audubon's 2017 Tawas Point Birding Festival
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Jackson Audubon trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ohio
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Haehnle Spring Workbee
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Enslaved by Ducks
Friday, April 07, 2017 Mackinaw Raptor Fest
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Early Waterfowl Trip
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Birding in Southeast Arizona
Friday, February 17, 2017 Celebrating Birds through Digiscoping
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Dawn Activity of Male and Female House Wrens
Saturday, December 17, 2016 2016 Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Michigan Turtles - Why Are They Declining and How Can You Help?
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Cranes, Colors, and Cabernet Festival
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Protecting Pollinators in Michigan
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Haehnle Fall Workbee
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 My Big Life
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Burke Lake Banding Station
Saturday, August 13, 2016 Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies Festival
Saturday, July 23, 2016 Butterfly/Dragonfly Walk
Saturday, May 28, 2016 Birding Fieldtrip at MSU's MacCready Reserve
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Dahlem/Audubon trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ohio
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Earth Day Celebration at Cascades Park
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Haehnle Spring Workbee
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 The Little Things I Learned While Photographing Birds - Fai Chan
Saturday, March 26, 2016 Early Waterfowl Trip
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Kate Palmer Workbee
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Ethnobotany, 101 Uses for Plants - Ellen Rathbone
Friday, February 12, 2016 Birding the Great Migration of Africa - Jerry Jourdan
Friday, February 12, 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 My Big Life-Gary Siegrist --CANCELLED 01/12
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 A Face in the Crowd - Doug Leffler
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Cranes, Colors, and Cabernet Festival
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Consumers Energy Species Restoration at Hydo Dams - Dr. Gary Dawson
Saturday, October 10, 2015 CraneFest
Monday, October 05, 2015 Kate Palmer and Your Backyard - Ellen Rathbone
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Haehnle Fall Workbee
Sunday, September 13, 2015 MBS Fall Festival
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Midwest Birding Symposium 2015
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Haehnle Sanctuary Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Ladies and Gentlemen: A Look at Gender Differences in Many Plants and Animals
Saturday, July 25, 2015 Wildflower trip to Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Audubon Potluck
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Celebration of Nancy Lapinski’s Life
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Dahlem/Audubon trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ohio
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Earth Day Celebration at Cascades Park
Saturday, April 11, 2015 Haehnle Spring Workbee
Thursday, April 09, 2015 “Learn About Butterflies in the Garden”- Brenda Dziedzic
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Early Waterfowl Trip
Thursday, March 12, 2015 “Birding in Southwest Oregon” - Don Henise
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