Benzie Audubon Club

Welcome to the Benzie Audubon Club Website!


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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Upcoming Events;

Saturday, December 10, 9:30 a.m.  Waterfowl: Lower Herring Lake
 We will meet at the Lower Herring Lake public access, where Carl Freeman (231-352-4739) will lead us as we look for ducks and other birds at Lower Herring Lake and Arcadia Lake/Marsh. If there is interest, we also can go to Portage Lake.

Sunday, December 18, 8:00 a.m. Christmas Bird Count
Contact Carl Freeman (231-352-4739) to sign up with a group to count birds in a defined territory or John Ester (231-325-2445) to count birds at your feeder (and yard) at home. At the end of the birding day join us for a potluck supper at the Benzonia Township Hall to share birding stories and tally our results.


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