Benzie Audubon Club

2018 Schedule*


Remember to dress appropriately for Field Trips (described in black) and that vehicle passes are required for any trips within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Programs (described in red) are usually held the first Thursday of each odd month at the Tribal Outpost at 7282 Hoadley Road in Benzonia (see map). All field trips and programs are open to the public without charge; everyone is welcome!

For last minute updates or more information contact a Board member: Sally Cook (871-0503), John Ester (325-2445), Carl Freeman (352-4739), Jackie Jackson (616-560-2693), Char Ester (325-2445), Tom Jackson (616-874-7143), Wes Blizzard (882-7277), Greg Miller (325-4883), Doug Cook (231-930-8722) or Emily Cook (616-902-3437).

Thursday, January 4, 7:00 p.m. Birding in Borneo:  Rescheduled to March 1 due to weather!
Join us at the
Tribal Outpost as we kick off the year with Brian Allen as he describes many of the exotic birds that he encountered in Borneo.

Thursday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. Birding in Borneo
Join us at the Tribal Outpost as we explore Borneo--the land of orangutans, gibbons, hornbills and pygmy elephants--with local birder Brian Allen.

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. Dragonflies
Join us at the Tribal Outpost
 for Carl Freemanís presentaion on one of his favorite photographic subjects:  dragonflies.

Thursday, July 5, 7:00 p.m. Flora and Fauna of the National Parks
Bring the family to the Tribal Outpost as Charles St. Charles will presents his acclaimed program to photograph the nature of our national parks. .

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. Waterfowl 101
Ever have difficulty identifying ducks and other waterfowl? Join us at the Tribal Outpost as Dave Dister gives us a primer on waterfowl ID.

Thursday, November 1, 6:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner, Annual Meeting and Members Photo Night
Bring a dish to share and table service for our annual get-together, featuring a potluck meal, followed by a brief business meeting and our annual Members Photo Show. Note the early starting time!

*Field trips will be added as soon as they are scheduled.

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