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Minors traveling on Washtenaw Audubon Society field trips without a parent or guardian must bring with them a completed and signed copy of the consent form available by clicking here: Field Trip Permission, Medical Release, and Waiver of Liability (PDF)

Belle Isle with Oakland Audubon

icon date2 Saturday, November 17, 2018
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Belle Isle Park Nature Center

We will once again be joining up with Oakland Audubon Society for this annual trip to Belle Isle. Waterfowl abounds and other species lurk in the woods and along the shore. Please meet in the parking lot at the Nature Center on the east end of the island at 8 AM. Dress for the weather. It can be very cold there with the wind whipping off of the river. We will scope for birds in the water and end with a hike through the woods. We should be done by noon. If there is interest, we may go somewhere for lunch afterwards. A state park recreation passport is required.

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Gull Trip to Salem Landfill

icon date2 Saturday, December 08, 2018
icon timer 08:30am
icon map marker Plymouth Road Park-n-Ride

On December 8, 2018, this annual trip is a favorite for hard-core WAS members. Because access to the landfill is restricted, we rent vans for the trip and have to limit the number of participants. First priority goes to Washtenaw Audubon members who have not recently been on this trip. Second priority will be given to Washtenaw Audubon members who have previously attended this trip. Non-members may be placed on a wait list on a first come, first served basis and will be admitted three days before the trip to fill any remaining spots. There are 22 spots available. 

If you are not a member, but want to join, please visit our membership page.

Due to the high cost of renting and fueling large passenger vans, we are asking for a minimum donation of $5 from each participant. This is not required, but will help us offset some of the costs and allow us to continue to provide this trip into the future. Please  give your donation to the trip leader on the day of the trip.

Register for the trip using the form below. Contact a trip leader if you have any questions.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the far south end of the Park-n-Ride lot at Plymouth Road and US 23. Please do not be late! We want to be in the vans and driving by 8:45. This trip will take about 4 hours. Please note that the weather for this outing can be extremely cold and that there is usually wind on the heights of the landfill, where participants will be spending most of the time. Dress warmly! (This means dress for temperatures at least ten degrees colder than your morning thermometer reading. This is not an active trip where you will be generating heat through movement.)


Leaders: Rob French & Mike Sefton

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