Meeting Programs 2021


Monday, January 4, 2021 - “Birding New Year: Social Hour & Bird Game”
7:00 PM, Sterling Heights Nature Center, 42700 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights. (click here for map)
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Presented by: Brenda Suchenekr

In lieu of our January Audubon meeting, Brenda Suchenek will host a Zoom meeting (and / or phone call-in). This meeting will be loosely structured – social hour meets a fun bird quiz Brenda has to share. Pop in, say hi to your fellow bird lovers, and enjoy some virtual connection to ring in the new birding year! You may also want to consider any birding goals you have for 2021; we’d love to discuss them on the call!

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Monday, February 1, 2021 - “4 Seasons at Lost Lake Nature Sanctuary (Ogemaw Co.)"
7:00 PM
, Click here for a Zoom link while MAS is waiting to restart in-person meetings

Presented by: Paul Messing

What's your favorite natural area? How often do you go? Do you know what is there all four seasons? Paul Messing will share his favorite place to examine in detail. See what plants and animals are seen year-round at this 80-acre nature sanctuary owned by the Michigan Nature Association. These images are a compilation of 10 years of experiences, featuring many photos from John Behnke.

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Monday, March 1, 2021 - “Backyard Birds and Beyond"
7:00 PM
, Register before the March 1st Zoom by clicking here then follow the link that will be sent by email on March 1st before 7pm. Check your spam folder if you do not see the email in your inbox on March 1st at 7:00pm

Presented by: Royal Oak Library hosting Greg Bodker

In lieu of our March Audubon meeting, Brenda Suchenek has selected a live Zoom offered by the Royal Oak Library. To register for this Zoom meeting, register before the March 1st Zoom, click here, then follow the link that will be sent by email on March 1st before 7pm. Check your spam folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

During the pandemic, more and more people are enjoying bird feeding while staying close to home. In this presentation, Greg Bodker’s beautiful photography will help you learn more about birds as he demonstrates the joys of birding you can have both in your yard and in your local area. Novice and aspiring birders will especially benefit from the program. Topics include: The excitement and enjoyment of birdwatching; Differences between birdwatching and birding; How to attract more birds to your yard; Backyard birds, types of seed, feeders and their care; How birding beyond the yard leads to many enriching experiences; Places to go birding in our area; The excitement of a bird chase; Stories from the field while birding.

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Monday, April 5, 2021 - "Michigan’s Invasive Species Program"
7:00 PM
, Click here for a Zoom link while MAS is waiting to restart in-person meetings

Presenter: Rob Miller

Learn how local and national collaboration helps Michigan’s Invasive Species Program determine which species are real threats and then prepare for their potential arrival. Hear from presenter Rob Miller, an invasive species prevention and response specialist for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development who is leading Michigan’s spotted lanternfly response.

To join the meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021, click here or go to www.macombaudubon.org where the link is also housed. If you are not comfortable using Zoom, you can simply call into the phone meeting using your phone (if you don’t have a microphone on your computer, you can call with your phone for audio, and connect with your computer simultaneously for visual). For these options, simply dial (312) 626-6799 and be ready to enter Meeting ID: 869 6343 0169, Passcode: 146282 Once admitted, feel free to type questions in the chat in feature, or send your question to macombaudubon@gmail.com

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Monday, May 3, 2021 - "Catching up with Holly and Jeremy"
7:00 PM
, Click here for a Zoom link while MAS is waiting to restart in-person meetings

Presenter: Holly Vaughn Joswick and Jeremy Joswick

In lieu of a live May Audubon Meeting, Brenda Suchenek will host a Zoom (and/or phone call-in).

This presentation will include talking about butterflies and dragonflies (when they are not birding Jeremy is out to seek and identify these awesome insects).

To join the meeting on Monday, May 3, 2021, click here or go to www.macombaudubon.org where the link is also housed. If you are not comfortable using Zoom, you can simply call into the phone meeting using your phone (if you don’t have a microphone on your computer, you can call with your phone for audio, and connect with your computer simultaneously for visual). For these options, simply dial (312) 626-6799 and be ready to enter Meeting ID: 844 4063 7108, Passcode: 127921 Once admitted, feel free to type questions in the chat in feature, or send your question to macombaudubon@gmail.com

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Monday, June 7, 2021 - "ReLeaf Michigan, who they are and what they do"
7:00 PM
, Click here for a Zoom link while MAS is waiting to restart in-person meetings

Presenter: Ashley Laux

In lieu of a live June Audubon Meeting, Brenda Suchenek will host a Zoom (and/or phone call-in).

To join the meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021, click here or go to www.macombaudubon.org where the link is also housed. If you are not comfortable using Zoom, you can simply call into the phone meeting using your phone (if you don’t have a microphone on your computer, you can call with your phone for audio, and connect with your computer simultaneously for visual). For these options, simply dial (312) 626-6799 and be ready to enter Meeting ID: 895 0550 8840, Passcode: 247275 Once admitted, feel free to type questions in the chat in feature, or send your question to macombaudubon@gmail.com

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