Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website
March 2019 Membership Meeting
The North Country Trail is a 4,600-mile footpath that winds its way from North Dakota to New York, with miles weaving through Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. Jim Bradley, vice president of the North Country Trail Association’s West Michigan chapter will share photos, maps and videos to introduce guests to the trail, including those parts closest to Grand Rapids. Click on the North Country Trail logo for meeting details.
GRAC Field Trip Schedule Update
Bill Sweetman is again offering several tour opportunities. See the Special Events page for details
Upcoming trips: Cleanout Bluebird nest boxes at the Muskegon Wastewater on March 23 starting at 9:00 AM. Spring Marsh Birds and Hawks, April 20. Don't forget the recurring Millennium Park field trips every Thursday.
Michigan Audubon 2019 Seminar Series
Michigan Audubon is excited that the 2019 Seminar Series is beginning to take shape and this year’s lineup has a little something for everyone. Seminars are free and open to the public. Sessions take place on the second Monday of each month. Click here for details.
2019 Mackinaw Raptor Fest
The three day Mackinaw Raptor Fest, Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7, will appeal to anyone who loves to watch and learn about bird migration. Located in Mackinaw City, the three-day event provides great views of migrating raptors, interesting sessions and educational workshops. Click here for details.
23rd Annual Wege Speaker Series
Join conservation-mined people on Thursday, April 11, 2019, for a conversation with Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali. As a special guest lecturer, Dr. Ali will discuss the disproportionate impacts on certain communities regarding access to clean water and healthy food and the effect of severe weather. The event will be held at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. The public is invited to this April 11 presentation. The event is free. A reception will follow. Please RSVP by April 4 to www.aquinas.edu/wegespeaker.
Help Lead the Grand Rapids Audubon Club
There are still 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.
Worldwide Bird Cams
Clicking on the thumbnail left leads to a site featuring live streaming bird cams, updated videos, and/or updated photographs of nesting wild birds. You can follow the efforts of the parents and the progress of the young birds by periodically visiting these nest cam sites. Click Here for a nesting Great Horned Owl in Michigan's Upper Peninsula courtesy of the Copper Country Audubon Club.
GRAC Media Pages Include Photographs and Videos