WAS programs are free and open to the public. Membership is not required, though we would welcome your membership to help with our environmental and educational activities. Programs are held on the third Wednesday of the month at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. In addition to the program, hear news of the latest critter sightings and field trips, and enjoy tasty snacks following the program. Please note: The Matthaei Botanical Gardens charges for parking at the rate of $1.20 an hour, enforced 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. Members of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum park for free.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Join the inimitable Don Chalfant for a photographic field trip to see the lovely birds of Pte. Mouillee, one of Michigan’s premier birding locations. Pte. "Mou" is a series of dikes, impoundments, and coastal wetlands on the western shore of Lake Erie in Monroe County. Many of Michigan’s rarer birds can be seen there in season, though not necessarily each year, including American White Pelicans, Yellow-headed Blackbird, King Rail, Glossy Ibis, and Tricolored Heron, in addition to the occasional mega-rarity, such as White Wagtail. Don Chalfant is a retired Ann Arbor Public School teacher, who has spent many hours walking and biking the dikes at Pte. Mou, and has photographed many birds there.
No programs in July and August, but check our web page for field trips and fall programs.