The grounds are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday to hike our trails, offering space to maintain the CDC recommended six foot social distancing. Grounds are closed Monday and Tuesday.
Visitors can now purchase admission, corn for the waterfowl, and other souvenirs through our walk-up window in the Resource Center.
Safety and distancing guidelines
- Masks are mandatory in any indoor space and outdoors when a six-foot distance from members of other households cannot be maintained.
- Follow all posted signs.
- Wash your hands before visiting and carry hand sanitizer.
- Do not use the trails if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
- Maintain a six-foot distance from all other visitors on trails, grounds and in parking lots.
- Bring your own water.
- Keep in mind that some buildings–including the Resource Center–are closed. Public restrooms, located around the back of the Auditorium building, are open. Masks must be worn in restrooms.
- Pack out any trash.
- There are no dogs allowed at any time on Sanctuary grounds. Dogs are allowed only in the following areas: KBS academic campus, Conference Center and Manor House grounds, and the Plant Succession Trail, located at the corner of B Avenue and East Gull Lake Drive.
Come and visit the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary! The grounds are open during all four seasons!
Explore three miles of trails and experience a variety of habitats surrounding Wintergreen Lake, the heart of the Sanctuary grounds. Visitors will see a variety of birds that call the Sanctuary home, including our resident waterfowl, gamebirds and raptors. The Sanctuary is a great place for birding, nature photography or simply enjoying a walk outside. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the whole day!
The Sanctuary is located in Augusta, Michigan, 15 miles north of Kalamazoo and 12 miles north-west of Battle Creek.
The Sanctuary needs to maintain a safe space for our native wildlife and our visitors. Please show your respect by following a few simple rules and refraining from:
- Bringing pets
- Using bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, etc. inside the property
- Bringing in food to feed the waterfowl and other wildlife. Corn is available for purchase in the Resource Center for $1 per bucket.
- Using tobacco products. Michigan State University is a Tobacco-Free Campus.
- Bringing in firearms. Michigan State University policy state that except as permitted by state law regulating firearms, no person shall possess any firearm or weapon anywhere upon property.
- Using drones. Michigan State University policy does not allow drone use for recreational purposes on property.
- Please remember to pack out your litter.
Thank you for your understanding.
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