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NOT JUST FOR THE KIDS

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A Day With Hawks And Owls

 
 
 

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A Photographic Tour Of Huron County
By Bill Diller

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   The Huron County Nature Center
is a great spot for bird watching.

Watch this page for fun facts, infomation on the birds of the nature center and education material for use by both students and adults. Keep birding and let us know how we can help you in your adventures in the woods....

BIRDS OF THE NATURE CENTER

Thanks to eNature there is information for each bird.

 
Red-eyed Vireo Scarlet Tanager Rose-breasted Grosbeak Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe Common Yellowthroat Yellow Warbler American Redstart
Wild Turkey Ruffed Grouse Gray Catbird Veery
Wood Thrush Northern Flicker Downy Woodpecker Ovenbird
Tufted Titmouse Black-capped Chickadee Blue Jay Common Grackle

Visit The Online Bird Guide Today!
Great Backyard Bird Count

The Online Bird Guide features these tools to help you improve your birding skills:

  • Sound clips of songs and calls.
  • Beautiful illustrations to help you learn field marks.
  • Engaging and informative text describing habitat, food preferences, breeding behavior, and identification tips.

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Bird Guide On Line

Saginaw Bay Birding Web Page!
This great website will help in making your next birding trip to the Saginaw Bay Area more productive.  Much of the content of the SBA birding information has been made possible through the hard work of avid birder Ron Weeks and is supported by the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network.  The site offer much information and a Birding Hotline with the latest Michigan and Southeeast Michigan Areas.

Have A Wild Bird Habitat In Your Own Backyard

(NAPSI)-There are lots of ways to make your yard a welcoming haven for local wildlife while bringing you closer to nature at the same time. bdiller924@hotmail.com
For starters, set up a bird feeder. The best foods include sunflower, niger (also called thistle) proso millet, cracked corn and suet.
Here are some hints from the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Backyard Wildlife Habitat™ program which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Over the years NWF has educated millions of people about the joys of gardening for wildlife.
• Provide multiple feeding stations in different areas of your yard to disperse bird activity. Crowding at the feeder can cause stress, which may make birds more vulnerable to disease.
• Keep seed clean and dry and watch that it doesn't get moldy. Offer only fresh seed.
• Use a seed blend that is designed for the feeder you have and the type of birds that come to that feeder. Blends that contain filler seeds or grains are not typically eaten by birds and end up on the ground making a mess.
• Provide seeds from a feeder rather than scattering them on the ground.
• Supplement your bird feeders by planting a wide variety of native plants.
Learn more about creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat and how to have it officially certified by the National Wildlife Federation at  http://www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat   or by calling (585) 461-3092.
Welcome birds to your yard with feeders and native plants.


NATURE CENTER NEEDS YOU!

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The Huron County Nature Center Wilderness Arboretum is a non-profit organization run and staffed by volunteers who love nature and Huron County. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, we welcome you. To become a volunteer please print out the Volunteer Form and Mail to:
Huron County Nature Center
P.O.Box 462
Port Austin, MI 48467
Phone: 989-551-5400 (Leave Message)

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