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
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?
Summer is here and that means some new faces around the Sanctuary! Hello, my name is Adam Petrucco. I am a junior at Michigan State University, and I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. This summer I am the Avian Care
There are a variety of different swan species for visitors to see at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. One of these species, rarer for our guests to spot, are Trooper swans. At the sanctuary there are two resident Trooper swans that enjoy
The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake is Michigan’s only venomous snake. It lives in wetland habitats throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Chances are, even if you’re from Michigan you’ve never seen one of these snakes. In fact, Eastern
The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary has some new faces around this summer! We are privileged to host two interns for 11 weeks that are gaining working experience for their future careers. Come out and say hi or visit them at the Undergraduate
With my recent arrival at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary as the Avian Care Intern, I have been able to learn about the amazing birds that call the Sanctuary home. Among much of the information I have acquired in the past two weeks, I have become