1) Wednesday September 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jamie Platt
Program Title: The Secret Life of Birds - Have you ever wondered why vultures fly in circles or shorebirds chase waves? Get up close and personal with the birds of Monroe County. Go beyond the field guide's descriptions for a more in-depth understanding of the lives of birds, their motivations, secrets and hidden lives.
Jamie Platt is an alumni of Northern Michigan University where he graduated with a degree in Zoology. He has taught or lectured at Washtenaw Community College, Monroe County Community College, Schoolcraft College and the Ann Arbor Adult Education program. He is also the founder of Hell's Birders, a birding organization based in Ann Arbor.
2) Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Speaker: Scott Carpenter, Ohio Metroparks
Program Title: What if Tomorrow Were Different - Cities across the country have improved their quality of life and changed their image for the better by embracing their natural resources – particularly their waterfronts. In each case, change began with someone asking, What if Tomorrow Were Different? Metroparks has embarked on an ambitious plan to place a park within five miles of every resident of Lucas County, connect these parks with trails and activate them with memorable outdoor experiences. Plans include the largest coastal wetland restoration currently underway on the Great Lakes, new waterfront parks in downtown Toledo – even tree houses in the globally rare Oak Openings.
Light refreshments are served and our meetings are always FREE! If you'd like to join our club, individual memberships are $20/year and family memberships are $25/year!
Regular meetings of the Erie Shores Birding Association are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month September through November and January through April. We meet in room 201 of the Life Science Building (Building L) at the Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, Michigan 48161. The month of December is reserved for our participation in the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count and in May we attend the Biggest Week in American Birding in Oak Harbor, OH and enjoy other field trips during Spring migration!
Our monthly meetings include programs on subjects such as bird banding, hawk migration, bird songs, butterflies, plants, amphibians, endangered species, environmental concerns, habitat restoration, and birding in places like Costa Rica, Africa, Japan, Borneo, Vietnam and Australia.