The Huron County
is a great spot for bird
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
|BIRDS OF THE NATURE
Thanks to eNature there is
information for each
|Visit The Online Bird
|The Online Bird Guide features these
tools to help you improve your birding skills:
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.
Bird Guide On Line
|Saginaw Bay Birding Web
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
(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. firstname.lastname@example.org
For starters, set up a bird
feeder. The best foods include sunflower, niger (also called
thistle) proso millet, cracked corn and suet.
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
• 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.
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.
to your yard with feeders and native
NATURE CENTER NEEDS
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
Huron County Nature Center
Port Austin, MI 48467
Phone: 989-551-5400 (Leave Message)
E-mail your comments to:
Ed Raby, our current President