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All feld trips have been canceled until further notice. We will continue to asses the situation and update this space accordingly. Going outside and enjoying nature is a great way to relieve stress and pass these trying times. We encourage you to do so while practicing responsible social distancing.

Our in-person meetings at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens have been canceled until further notice. However, we are reviewing the possibility of bringing these programs to your home computers via webinars. Thus, the meetings will remain on our online calendar for now. Check back here as this situation evolves.


Architectural Solutions to Reduce Bird Deaths

icon date2  Wednesday, March 18, 2020
icon timer  07:30pm
icon map marker No location provided or location is TBD

Join architect Nick Liadis for a program on the alarming number of birds killed in building strikes, and the solutions to the problem that he sees in architectural details and window treatments. Nick Liadis practices architecture in Pittsburg, PA, and is a certified bird bander, currently volunteering as a bander at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in Rector, PA.

The in-person event at the Mathaei Botanical Gardens has been cancelled. We are working on ways to bring this to your home computer. See our statement on COVID-19, and check back here for updates. 

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.