SUMMER SATURDAY FIELD TRIPS
HOWARD CHRISTENSEN NATURE CENTER
HEMLOCK CROSSING PARK
(Ottawa County between Grand Haven and Holland)
Leader: Charlie DeWitt
Meet 7:15-8:00 a.m. at either of two McDonald's restaurants, the one on Sternberg Road near Meijer or the one along US-31 in Grand Haven. At 8:00 drive or car-pool south 9-10 miles on US-31 to West Olive. Turn right on Crosswell Street just long enough to get over the railroad tracks and then immediately left (south) on West Olive Road about a half mile to the park's entrance. Or meet us at the park at about 8:15. Charlie will lead us around this beautiful area with its impressive nature center until about noon. You should be back to your cars in Grand Haven or Muskegon by 1:00.
MUSKEGON COUNTY WASTEWATER PROPERTIES
Leader: Feller DeWitt
Meet 7:15-8:00 a.m. at the McDonald's on Apple Ave. near US-31. At 8:00 drive or car-pool to the Maple Island Road entrance to the Muskegon County Wastewater System properties. Or meet us near that entrance at approximately 8:10 a.m. Feller will lead us around the lagoon areas looking for migrating shorebirds and then around other areas for resident birds on the fields and in the woodlots until about 12:00. You should be back to your cars at the McDonald's before 12:30.