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  • Build-a-Box NestWatch Workshop (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 1, 2017.  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location:

    Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Ave., Augusta, MI 49012

    Description:

    Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, House Wrens, and Chickadees are all species that utilize nest boxes.  Please join Bill Stovall of Delton, MI who has been making bird houses for over 25 years, in constructing a nest box to take home and learning about the species of birds who use them and need them.  Learn how you can become a citizen scientist and contribute data to the NestWatch website where researchers use the information contributed to monitor the condition of breeding bird populations.

  • Field Ornithology Course (March - May 2017)

    Dates:

    • Tuesday evening lectures: March 21, April 4 and 18, May 2 and 16, 2017 from 6-8:30 pm
    • Saturday morning field trips: March 25, April 8 and 22, and May 6 and 20, 2017 from 8-11 am

     

    Location:

    Lectures are held at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary: 12685 East C Ave., Augusta, MI 49012.

    Saturday field trips visit area birding hotspots including the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Forest, Lux Arbor, and areas around Gull Lake.

    Description:

    The Field Ornithology Course is an engaging, hands-on course that offers a fun way to learn more about the fascinating world of birds and improve your bird watching and identification skills. Each two part lecture will include a talk from a state or local scientist/ expert followed by an identification lesson. Field trips visit local birding hot spots and are led by experienced birders.  All skill levels are welcome!

  • Pasture Dairy Center Open House at the Kellogg Biological Station (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 13, 2017.  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

     

    Location:

    Pasture Dairy Center, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 10461 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    The W.K. Kellogg Farm is celebrating 90 years of farming! The Farm was deeded to MSU by W.K. Kellogg with the intention that it would “operate under the most modern system of farm management” We will celebrate farming technology by showcasing the most modern tractor of each decade from steam engines to computer systems, robots and drones. Celebrate farming by marveling at changing technologies, taking a wagon ride and learn about Michigan’s agricultural landscapes while enjoying MSU Dairy Store ice cream.

    Wagon tours depart hourly at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. 

  • Pasture-Based Cheese Open House at the Kellogg Biological Station (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 1, 2017.  4 pm - 8 pm

    Location:

    Kellogg Farm & Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI 49060.  Enter to park on N. 39th St., one block west of the intersection at N. 40th St. and East B Ave.

    Description:

    The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) will host a pasture-based cheese open house. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the cheese-making process and sample KBS dairy’s pasture-based cheese along with other cheeses from the MSU Dairy Store.

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