The Ones That Got Away!Curtis Dykstra will lead us on an entertaining and informative birding excursion by recalling several stories from his birding experiences that involve the frustrations of near misses.
Curtis graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, with a degree in Environmental Studies. Since then he has gained over 17 years of experience as an educator and naturalist. Curtis has been a teacher, a State Park Ranger in eastern North Carolina, and Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at Camp Roger in Rockford, Michigan. He currently works as a naturalist for Ottawa County Parks with his office at the Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park. Curtis is an avid birder and delights in sharing this passion with others.
Wastewater and NorthsideIt's January in Muskegon, so all activities are dependent on the weather. Assuming it's safe for travel, here's the plan:
Meet leader Charlie DeWitt for coffee and chatter at the McDonald's restaurant on Apple Ave. near US-31 from 7:15-8:00 or at the Muskegon County Wastewater entrance on Maple Island Road around 8:15 a.m.
We will bird the W.W. properties, then head to the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve (North Muskegon just west of the Veteran's Memorial Causeway) to see what birds we can find there.
Many of us will then enjoy an early afternoon lunch together in North Muskegon.
The public is welcome. Hope to see you there.