Jackson Audubon Society

 The Audubon Society of Jackson County, Michigan

Events

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dahlem Preserve

    Join the Tuesday Morning Group for a visit to The Dahlem Center.  

    We will meet at the Dahlem patio at 9 AM.

    7117 South Jackson Rd.

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dahlem Preserve

    Join naturalist Robert Ayotte on a trek through one of the few remnant spruce forests, in Waterloo State Recreation Area, to observe the landforms, soil, and site conditions that generated this ecosystem.  We’ll distinguish our two spruces, and learn to separate spruce, from firs and pines.  Finally, we’ll determine the long term prognosis for this forest. 

    Black Spruce, a native evergreen conifer, is usually associated with northern bogs and boreal forest ecosystems; but there are a few remnant black spruce stands in southern Michigan.  The boreal forest biome, dominated by spruce and fir, migrated through southern Michigan, some 12,000 years BP, as the glaciers of the Pleistocene epoch retreated northward.  Black Spruce, tolerant of cold and wet conditions, found a home in acid bogs and other wet depressions.  It’s cones are semi-serotinous (requiring fire to open) and spruce forests are perpetuated by stand replacing fires.

    Meet at 10:00 AM at the parking area on Waterloo-Munith Rd just west of Parks Rd. in Waterloo State Recreation area.  GPS, 42°23'13.8"N 84°11'43.6"W 

    The area is relatively flat, with fairly dense underbrush. 

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    • Jackson County


    Join area birders and participate in national event to count birds in YOUR community.  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 11. 

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

    See the JAS CBC page for details and map.

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

    Live Birds of Prey

    Barb and Joe Rogers presents "Live Birds of Prey". The Rogers have been involved with rehabilitating raptors for over 35 years along with the peregrine falcon reintroduction in the UP. THEY WILL HAVE LIVE BIRDS AT THE PROGRAM.

     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, January 22, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hidden Lake Gardens

    Jackson Audubon will have Robert Ayotte present  "Notes from the Underground: A Focus on Soils in Forest Ecosystems"  at 10 AM. Tuesday, January 22 at Hidden Lakes Gardens.  Carpool leaves Jackson at 9 AM.

    Our forest soils are a living and vibrant matrix that has been evolving since the close of the last ice age. They are a key and stable component of forest ecosystems and provide sustenance to plant, animal, and fungal communities, which in turn, enrich the soil.   

    We will discuss the different classes of soil found in Michigan’s southern forests, and their glacial landform origins. Features such as soil development, horizons, texture, structure, color, nutrients, pH, and drainage class will be explored. We’ll discuss why certain soils generate specific types of forest ecosystems. Comparisons will be made to soils which have been converted to agriculture.

    Are earthworms invasive? What are the threats posed from invasive species and climate change? Join us for a discussion of these relevant topics.

    Robert Ayotte is a gradual student in the field of Forest Ecology; and has previously worked for the USDA Forest Service, and Michigan Natural Features Inventory.   He has applied the shovel to soils in several local forests and wetlands, and is enthused about sharing his observations


    Please arrive in time for a carpool to leave at 9 a.m. from the east side (nearest Summit Township’s offices) of the Polly’s Country Market parking lot, 2119 Ferguson Road, Jackson (42.198482, -84.439890).  If you would rather drive separately, meet the group at 9:45 a.m. at the Gardens’ visitors center, 6214 Monroe Road (M-50, 42.029902, -84.110799), Tipton.  

    Admission to the grounds is free for HLG members, $3 for nonmembers.  Hidden Lake (http://www.canr.msu.edu/hiddenlakegardens/) graciously agreed to host this presentation in its well-equipped meeting room and included it in the Garden’s online programs listing.

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

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

    • Friday, February 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Vista Grande Villa, 2251 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI

    Alaska

    Andy Walz presents "Alaska." Want to go to Alaska or have you already been there? Join us as we remember those memories or dream of going to such a beautiful place.

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

    Courtney Bailey master gardener and co-owner of Summit landscape and Garden Center presents "Invasive Plant Removal and Incorporating Native Plants into Your Landscape."  She will discuss ID and removal of invasives and using natives in a groomed landscape with a focus on pollinator-friendly gardening practices.

    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, April 09, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI

    50 Years of Habitat Restoration at Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary

    Gary Siegrist presents"50 Years of Habitat Restoration at Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary."  Our Haehnle Sanctuary Directory will present a review of the last half century of stewardship at this preserve.

    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.

Past events

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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