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The April 2014 Caller is now available.
Click on Newsletter link left.
Articles for inclusion in the newsletter can be sent to: GRAC.email@example.com
Note: if you missed a recent issue of the Caller you can E-mail a request for the back issue to firstname.lastname@example.org or GRAC.email@example.com. Be sure to include the date of the issue of interest. Be aware that not all issues may be available.
GRAC Membership Program
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM social; 7:30 PM program
Topic: The Journey to Zero
- For complete details click on the Membership Program link.
2014 Field Trips
Saturday, April 19; 7:00 AM
- Spring Marsh Birds and Hawks
Saturday, April 26; 8:00 AM
- Millennium Park
For a complete description on these, and other future field trips, see the Field Trips link left.
El Barrio Restaurant, 545 Michigan Street NE, will donate 15% of all sales on Thursday, April 10, 2014 between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM for everyone who makes a purchase AND presents a copy of this flyer: CLICK HERE. The funds will be used to help provide educational nature presentations with live animals at the Aquinas College Nature Festival on May 17, 2014.
Thornapple Woodpecker Festival
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
The paved Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail follows the Thornapple River and has been called the most beautiful railtrail in Michigan. The area has an established population of the rare Red-headed Woodpecker, as well as all the other six eastern US woodpeckers. To celebrate this, the 4th Thornapple Woodpecker Festival will feature guided birding walks and golf cart tours of the woodpecker nesting area along the river and the Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail. For complete details CLICK HERE.
2nd Annual West Michigan Birdathon and Nature Festival
Birdathon: Saturday, May 3 through Sunday May 18
Nature Festival: Saturday, May 17
For complete details CLICK HERE
For Birdathon/Nature Festival Flyer: CLICK HERE
GRAC Bird Reports
Monthly bird sightings may be E-mailed to our Bird Report Chairman, Tom Holt, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, Peregrine Falcon sightings in downtown Grand Rapids should be reported to Elaine Kampmueller at email@example.com.
Rare Bird Sightings
Michigan rare bird sightings can be found on the Michigan Listers website: CLICK HERE