Maher Sanctuary News

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Recent Findings at Maher Sanctuary

July 2018

About a week ago I was at Maher and observed some interesting birds and flowers. Mr. Durkee has whacked the board walk and it looks great.
Birds and Plants: White anemone, sedge wren (seen on the nest by Cande, Madeline, Bea and Linda) in the wetland near the board walk, yellow warbler, mourning dove, red-winged blackbird, waterlilies on the marl pond, song sparrow, common yellow-throat, willow flycatcher (by the bench near the spring creek), tall rue, cow parsnip (not poisonous), yellow-throated vireo, eastern towhee, barn swallow, yarrow, shasta daisy, blue flag, cedar waxwing and American redstart (west part of board walk).
I hope some of you can visit Maher in the near future, especially when the weather moderates a little.
Happy Birding,
Chris Baer

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Location Map

The Maher Sanctuary is located on the southwest corner of Woodschool Rd. and 108th St. on the border of Kent and Barry Counties.



From Grand Rapids take I-96 east to Lowell. Exit at the Lowell exit and take Alden Nash Ave. south to 100th St. Proceed east 1/2 mile on 100th to Baker Ave. Turn right and go one mile south on Baker, which becomes Woodschool at 108th St. This is the Barry County line. The Maher Sanctuary is located on the southwest corner of Woodschool and 108th. Turn right on 108th and look for the parking area on the left (south) side of the road about 1/4 mile west of Woodschool.