The Audubon Society of Jackson County, Michigan
Join the Tuesday morning group for a visit to the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History's bird skins collection.
Carolina Parakeet by Bill Sonnett
NOTE: This is no longer housed at the museum but is off campus in south Ann Arbor on Varsity Dr.
In this context, “skins” is museum-speak for the skin and feathers of birds. Our guide will be Janet Hinshaw, the collection’s manager and knowledgeable birder. The collection has 176,000 specimens, about two-thirds of the world’s species, is the sixth largest in North America, and includes extinct species like the ivory-billed woodpecker. A carpool will leave from the I-94 – Mt. Hope Road (exit 150) commuter lot, 42.292183, -84.207388, at 9 a.m. If you would rather drive separately, meet the group at the Varsity Dr. facility at 9:30.
University of Michigan Museum of ZoologyResearch Museums Center3600 Varsity Drive
We will meet at the Mt. Hope Road commuter lot on I-94 at 9 AM.
Or at the facility on Varsity Dr. at 9:30
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