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Birding the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier

icon date2  Wednesday, February 21, 2018
icon timer  07:30pm
icon map marker Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Join Ben Hack as he shares his experiences birding in the Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula, and Mt. Rainier with 13 other young birders at Camp Cascades, a birding and educational experience for young birders aged 14 to 18. Ben joined 13 other young birders last August. Led by famous birders Michael O’Brien, Louise Zemaitis, and Glen Davis, the group spotted regional highlights, including Tufted Puffin, Sooty Grouse, White-headed Woodpecker, and even Orcas. Ben is a Junior at Pioneer High and has the signal distinction of having recently found the first ever LeConte’s Sparrow in Washtenaw County.


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.