Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Quick Thank You

I would like to offer thanks to the Chippewa Valley Audubon Club.

Last night at the club's monthly meeting, members voted to contribute $350 to support the 2015 Bird Day Celebration at the Ziibiwing Center.  This money will pay half of the appearance costs for speakers at the event.  This is the second year that the club has made a donation to cover speaker fees.

Our main presentation will be by Rebecca Lessard from Wings of Wonder.  Wings of Wonder is a bird rehabilitation center located in Empire, MI.  Rebecca gave a presentation on raptors at last year's Bird Celebration and was so popular that we ask her back again this year.

Here is a picture of Rebecca and Doolin the Turkey Vulture at last year's event.

The other person that we are pleased to invite to the program this year is Amelia Hansen.  Amelia is the artist who did the artwork for the 2015 International Migratory Bird Day poster.  Amelia is from Kalamazoo, MI and I was very excited to have here come to our Bird Day Celebration.  Amelia will be giving a short talk and signing poster during the event.

Here is her poster design - I love that almost all of the species can be found in Michigan during some part of the year.  We will be giving out free full size copies of this poster at Ziibiwing during Bird Day.

Again, thank you to the Chippewa Valley Audubon Club for helping sponsor this event.  As soon as an event flier becomes available I will post it here.

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