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An art exhibition at the Community Center features the work of island artists and…birds! Local artists create a bird work for the show in any medium (paint, collage, wood carving, photography, fabric, clay, beads, yarn).
Schedule of Events:
Fri. May 23, 5pm: Birding Meet and Greet at the Community Center and Beaver Island Birding Trail Headquarters. Refreshments served, no fee, but registration is required.
Fri. May 23, 6:30pm: Introdution by Dr. Beth Leuck. Speakers Jon Allan, director of the Office of Great Lakes; Paul and Carol Rose. Paul is the immediate past President of Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), has served as a regional Director of the National Wildlife Federation and is a former Chairman of Huron Pines.
Sat. May 24, 7:30-8am: Meet at the Community Center/Birding Trailhead to board buses for birding sites with expert field leaders. Registration required. Return at approximately 11:30am for lunch on your own in town.
Sat. May 24, 1pm: Meet at the Community Center/Birding Trailhead to board buses for birding sites with expert field leaders. Registration required.
Sat. May 24, 4:30pm: Return to the Community Center/Birding Trailhead. Refreshments served.
Sat. May 24, 5pm: Guest Speakers: Following the last field trip, Dr. Dave Ewert, Senior Scientist with The Nature Conservancy, discusses the importance of Great Lakes islands to birds. Michigan expert birder Brian Allen shares his impressions of birding on the Island.
Sun. May 25, 10am: Morning birding trips offered by leaders from Trailhead. Drs. Beth and Ed Leuck have taught college courses in ecology and botany on the island, conducted field surveys and led field trips and produced a number of publications pertaining to the botany of the archipelago. Join them for a field trip: Exploring the Botany of Beaver Island. This event will leave from the Community Center.
Sun. May 25, 1pm: Dr. Eric Myers takes us through the process of using eBird/BirdTrax to record our birding observations.
Beaver Island, The Emerald Isle, is located in Lake Michigan, northwest of Charlevoix. Get there by ferry or plane from Charlevoix.