Tag Archives: Michigan Audubon

Bird Town: Detroit Bird Conservation Efforts on the Rise

By Howard Meyerson Call Detroit Michigan what you will: Motor City, Hockey Town, Tiger Town or Motown. Increasingly, it is becoming a Bird Town. Greening efforts all across its urban landscape, from tree plantings in parks and overgrown lots to … Continue reading

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Bird-friendly Communities Coming of Age

By Howard Meyerson Royce Ragland is proud that her village of Elk Rapids —population 1,642—is working to improve conditions for birds. The Antrim County community has the unique distinction of being the “first community in the world” to be certified … Continue reading

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A Life of Conservation: Mary Jane Dockeray

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI  – Mary Jane Dockeray is concerned about kids today; they are out of touch with the land and so are their parents. Not farm land and cornfields so much, but the origins of things … Continue reading

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Magic Sky: Counting Cranes Before the Storm

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Last night turned out to be a magical evening. I spent it counting sandhill cranes, having joined Michigan Audubon’s conservation director Tom Funke for the annual statewide crane count. What began as a typical grey Michigan afternoon with high winds, … Continue reading

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