Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website
Urgent! Sandhill Crane Hunting Being Considered
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 8:30 AM., the Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee will hear Senate Resolution 20, which encourages the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to authorize sport hunting of the Sandhill Crane. Click here for information.
January 2021 Zoom Membership Meeting Replay
The January 2021 GRAC membership program with Dr. Rob Peters, Eating Right For Yourself and the Planet was hosted on line through Zoom. A replay of the meeting is available on YouTube by clicking here. Alternately, it can be viewed here on our website by clicking here. The program can also be found on our video page.
Next Membership Meeting?
Due to uncertainty with the COVID-19 coronavirus, we don’t know when we will be able to resume normal meetings or field trips. We are in limbo. But when the time is right, when it’s safe—we will have regular meetings and we will have field trips. Life will get back to normal. Please continue checking back for any developments.
Annual Bluebird Box Cleaning
This year's annual bluebird box cleaning at the Muskegon Wastewater will be on Saturday, March 27. Contact Steve Minard for details 616-822-3208. See article in February Caller.
Birding Southeast Kent County with Tom Leggett
Join Tom on the second Friday of each month at 9:00 AM as he explores some of his favorite spots. Click here for details.
Weekly Millennium Park Walks Resume
Hike Millennium Park to see what’s hanging
around. Many birds have been reported from this varied habitat near the
river. There are ponds, swampy ponds, lowland forest and various
secondary growth. Details on field trip page.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, until further notice, masks will be required. Limited to a group of six. If more than six show up, groups will be split and have staggered starting times or walk in different directions.
In Memory of Joan Wolfe
GRAC lost Life Member, WMEAC founder and environmental activist icon Joan L Wolfe on January 23, 2021 at age 91. Please read Mary Austin’s tribute which will be published in the February 2021 issue of the Caller. Click here to read Joan’s obituary
GRAC Field Trip Update
Due to uncertainty with the COVID-19 coronavirus normal field trips are in limbo. When the time is right, and when it’s safe, we will resume field trips. Please continue checking back for any developments.
eBird Reports are available for December, January and February
While we may be staying at home, birds are not. You may be interested in reports of sightings the area the last three months. eBird summaries for December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021 are now available.
I Saw A Bird: Audubon's Monthly Live Show
Each month, Audubon’s social media producer Christine Lin and chief network officer David Ringer welcome celebrities and guests to offer a fresh look at the world of birds and birdwatching. You can tune in to live webinars at 7:00 pm ET the last Wednesday of each month and/or you can view previous monthly programs by clicking here.
MI Bird Friendly Webinar Series
Michigan Audubon is sponsoring a free webinar series that will feature different topics related to the MI Bird-Friendly Communities program. This series is a suite of urban bird conservation projects focused on reconnecting communities with birds and the environment. Join Michigan Audubon on the second Tuesday of each month at noon for a 45-minute presentation with plenty of time for questions. Registration for the Zoom webinar will open two weeks prior to the event. The webinars will be broadcast live through the Michigan Audubon Facebook page, and a recording will be made available following each webinar. Click here to register on the Michigan Audubon calendar.
Help Lead the Grand Rapids Audubon Club
There are new opportunities to help lead GRAC forward. We still need volunteers for a few positions that are important to the club. Click here for details.
GRAC makes a real difference right here in West Michigan through environmental and nature education and advocacy. This is your chance to help. If you want to volunteer or have questions, contact Scott Hutchings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fund Raising Opportunity
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GRAC Media Pages Include Photographs and Videos