Jackson Audubon Society

 The Audubon Society of Jackson County, Michigan

Events

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Retired naturalist Bill Sonnett will lead a group to Goll Woods State Nature Preserve.  The preserve,
     
    http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/gollwoods, is likely the least disturbed woodland in northwestern Ohio and has some of the state’s largest trees.  Please arrive in time for a carpool to leave promptly at 9 a.m. from the Polly’s Country Market parking lot, 2119 Ferguson Road, Jackson (42.198482, -84.439890).  Store manager Hunter Sullivan said we are welcome to park east of the floodlights, the side nearest Summit Township’s offices.  Please consider offering to drive or be sure to offer gas money to your driver.

    We will stop for a break at the Hudson McDonald’s (there are no facilities at the preserve), go to lunch at the Barn Restaurant in nearby Archbold, https://saudervillage.org/eat/barn-restaurant (where “the food was good and plentiful,” Bill remembers), and return to Jackson around 4 p.m.  If you would rather drive separately, meet us at the preserve, 26093 County Rd F, Archbold, 41.554518, -84.361622.

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Haehnle Sanctuary, Harold Wing Overlook

    Cranes, Colors, Cabernet, & Cider Festival

    Seymour Road, Jackson - use GPS coordinates: 42.322, -84.289

    There will be bird walks and talks on the natural history of cranes, followed by a viewing tour in search of cranes in the area. 

    Schedule:

    • 12 p.m.- Walking tour; this tour will be lead by a Haehnle naturalist and will be 1 to 1 ½ hours in duration.
    • 2 p.m.- Walking tour; this tour will be lead by a Haehnle naturalist and will be 1 to 1 ½ hours in duration.
    • 4:00 p.m. - Lecture on natural history of the Sandhill Crane by a Haehnle naturalist.
    • 4:30 p.m. - Car tour; to view cranes in surrounding fields lead by Haehnle naturalist. Tour will be 1 to 1 ½ hours then back to observation hill to watch cranes returning to roost at sanctuary.
    • 4:30 p.m. to dark - Wildlife and crane viewing at observation hill with Haehnle naturalists.

    Free admission

    Sandhill Crane Vineyards
    Located at 4724 Walz Road, Jackson is our partner for this event.

    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join the Tuesday morning group for a visit to the Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary.

    Meet at TBD or at the Sanctuary at 9 AM.

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join the Tuesday morning group for a visit to Watkins Lake, the newest Michigan state park.

    Meet at Fergueson Corners Polly's at 9 AM.

    Site information is available at the Michigan DNR webpage.

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI

    Meet Heather Good

    Heather Good, Executive Director of Michigan Audubon,  will share information about their programs in conservation, education, and research in Michigan. She will also present components of BirdFriendly Communities and how we can help our birds. 


    NOTE:  This is the annual JAS meeting where board members will be elected.

     Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines, feeders, feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join the Tuesday morning group for a visit to the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History's bird skins collection.  This is an extensive collection of thousands of skins including extinct taxa.  This is no longer housed at the museum but is off campus in south Ann Arbor.  

    We will meet at the Mt. Hope Road commuter lot on I-94 at 9 AM.

    Email jacksonaudubon@gmail.com for more information. 

    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • Jackson County


    Join area birders and participate in national event to count birds in YOUR community.  Volunteers are still needed..

    There will be a dinner and social time after the count to share species lists.


    The deadline for joining is December 11. 

    Contact Gary Siegrist (517-522- 5990) for more information. 

    See the JAS CBC page for details and map.

    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI
    Great Lakes Hummer Net

    Hummingbird expert AllenChartier presents, “Great Lakes Hummer Net.” Allen will discuss his hummingbird research involving Michigan, Ohio, and Northern Indiana. He will give us hints on how to attract hummingbirds in the garden. 

    Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines, feeders, feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Friday, February 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Vista Grande Villa, 2251 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI

    Israel, Land of Wonder:  Gary Mason
    Gary will share pictures and anecdotes of spring migration, including his experiences at the Eilat International Bird Festival. Israel is one of the best places on the globe to witness the spectacle of spring migration.

    NOTE: This is annual winter meeting at Visa Grande Villa and is on Friday evening.

    Please bring a dessert to share to share that does not require table service. 

    Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines, feeders, feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson School District  closes.

    • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI
    Birding Eastern Panama

    Lathe Claflin presents, : “Birding Eastern Panama.” The program will include Harpy Eagles and Sapphire-throated Hummingbirds, along with many more birds of the area. 

     Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines, feeders, feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ella Sharp Museum 3225 S Fourth St., Jackson, MI
    Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve

    James O’Brien of the Department of Natural Resources presents, “Watkins Lake state Park and County Preserve.” James will share information on our new and exciting park, along with the news on its designation as a waterfowl refuge. A question and answer session will follow the program. 

     Meetings will begin with a social time at 6:30 PM with short meeting and program at 7:00 PM.

    Bring recyclables (magazines, feeders, feeders, etc.) to the program.

    Weather cancellation Policy: JAS programs and activities will be cancelled if Jackson Schools close.

Past events

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Wonders of Australia and New Zealand
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Haehnle Fall Workbee
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Burke Lake Banding Station
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Hawkwatch
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 The Milkweed Community
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Summer Shorebird Trip II
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Summer Shorebird Trip I
Friday, May 26, 2017 Kate Palmer Sanctuary Clean-up
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Michigan Audubon's 2017 Tawas Point Birding Festival
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Jackson Audubon trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ohio
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Haehnle Spring Workbee
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Enslaved by Ducks
Friday, April 07, 2017 Mackinaw Raptor Fest
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Early Waterfowl Trip
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Birding in Southeast Arizona
Friday, February 17, 2017 Celebrating Birds through Digiscoping
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Dawn Activity of Male and Female House Wrens
Saturday, December 17, 2016 2016 Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Michigan Turtles - Why Are They Declining and How Can You Help?
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Cranes, Colors, and Cabernet Festival
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Protecting Pollinators in Michigan
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Haehnle Fall Workbee
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 My Big Life
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Burke Lake Banding Station
Saturday, August 13, 2016 Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies Festival
Saturday, July 23, 2016 Butterfly/Dragonfly Walk
Saturday, May 28, 2016 Birding Fieldtrip at MSU's MacCready Reserve
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Dahlem/Audubon trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ohio
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Earth Day Celebration at Cascades Park
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Haehnle Spring Workbee
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 The Little Things I Learned While Photographing Birds - Fai Chan
Saturday, March 26, 2016 Early Waterfowl Trip
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Kate Palmer Workbee
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Ethnobotany, 101 Uses for Plants - Ellen Rathbone
Friday, February 12, 2016 Birding the Great Migration of Africa - Jerry Jourdan
Friday, February 12, 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 My Big Life-Gary Siegrist --CANCELLED 01/12
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 A Face in the Crowd - Doug Leffler
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Cranes, Colors, and Cabernet Festival
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Consumers Energy Species Restoration at Hydo Dams - Dr. Gary Dawson
Saturday, October 10, 2015 CraneFest
Monday, October 05, 2015 Kate Palmer and Your Backyard - Ellen Rathbone
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Haehnle Fall Workbee
Sunday, September 13, 2015 MBS Fall Festival
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Midwest Birding Symposium 2015
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Haehnle Sanctuary Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Ladies and Gentlemen: A Look at Gender Differences in Many Plants and Animals
Saturday, July 25, 2015 Wildflower trip to Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Audubon Potluck
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Celebration of Nancy Lapinski’s Life
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Dahlem/Audubon trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ohio
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Earth Day Celebration at Cascades Park
Saturday, April 11, 2015 Haehnle Spring Workbee
Thursday, April 09, 2015 “Learn About Butterflies in the Garden”- Brenda Dziedzic
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Early Waterfowl Trip
Thursday, March 12, 2015 “Birding in Southwest Oregon” - Don Henise
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