About the Grand Rapids Audubon Club
The Grand Rapids Audubon Club brings together people who enjoy nature, especially wild birds. We seek to protect and improve our natural environment and to advance nature education throughout West Michigan.
Birding Field Trips - Numerous monthly field trips allow our members to investigate the variety of birds found along scenic Michigan trails and experience the subtle beauty of nature.
Monthly Meetings - Interesting and informative, each meeting features a program presented by a guest speaker on various topics related to birds and nature.
Junior Audubon - Exclusively for kids! This program includes supervised field trips and nature related activities designed to increase the awareness of nature for children. The program is uniquely exclusive to our club.
School Programs - Each year the Grand Rapids Audubon Club "sponsors" the distribution of National Audubon's Audubon Adventures series to local elementary schools in the Kent County area.
Memorial Scholarship - Named in honor of Harry F. Stiles, an individual who loved the out-of-doors. As Grand Rapids Audubon Club President from 1954 to 1955, he established a scholarship to be used for enrollment in environmental, biology, or science/nature programs, workshops, or courses. GRAC continues to award the scholarship in keeping with the ideals advocated by Mr. Stiles.
Monthly Newsletter - Nine times a year Grand Rapids Audubon Club publishes the Caller which includes articles and information to keep members abreast of environmental issues and club activities.
Environmental Issues - Keeps club members informed on pending issues related to protecting the environment and nature.
Maher Sanctuary - Grand Rapids Audubon owns, and maintains, an 80 acre nature preserve located in northeast Barry County. Members and guests can enjoy a quiet walk in wetlands, fields and woods at the sanctuary.