You wouldn’t think of turtles as particularly likely to succeed in the game of life – unlike many common species (think bugs and mice), they grow slowly and take a long time to mature and reproduce—up to 20 years for some species. What
Our hearts as heavy, as Howie passed away on May 18th. He lived with us for a year and a half and as his age was unknown, he was most likely an old man who enjoyed his final years at the Sanctuary. Even with his passing, there are many
Happy citizen science month! In the midst of the stay-at-home order, one of the things that can help during these times with our children is to get out into nature. With spring in full swing, diving into a citizen science project is a
For over 90 years, the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary has provided you and your family a space to enjoy nature at its finest throughout the year. In cooperation with Governor Whitmer’s executive order, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’ve
As the nation wades through an unprecedented ocean of daily COVID-19 news and social distancing guidelines, animal keepers around the country continue caring for their animals. The staff at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is no exception.
When I arrived at the bird sanctuary, most of my motivation was selfish. I wanted to be here because this was what I figured my next step should be. I hadn’t stopped to consider who I was in my position and what that meant to the
Recently, a W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary volunteer gifted a treasure trove of vintage copies of Michigan Audubon’s “The Jack Pine Warbler” to the Sanctuary. To my surprise, upon reading the table of contents of an issue, an article from 1947
As fall rolls in, you may start to notice that you are seeing monarch butterflies more abundantly than you have seen them all summer. Monarch butterflies are known for their beauty, but you might be surprised to find out these butterflies
A little shorebird has made quite the headlines in Chicago this summer, cancelling a popular beach music festival and bringing in bird watchers from all over the Great Lakes. What bird could cause such a commotion? A pair of
By 2019 Avian Care Intern - Adam Petrucco Have you visited the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary recently and saw a bird that looked unusual? Was the plumage lighter than normal, making the bird stand out from other members of its species?