Friday, June 15, 2012

Birds & Brews - June 13th Recap

 We had great weather for our June 13th outing to the Rouge River Bird Observatory! Not too hot and not too cool.  A group of 14 met on the U of M Dearborn campus to take a bird walk led by Julie Craves, supervisor of avian research and contributing editor to BirdWatching magazine. (Her credential list goes on forever! We were extremely lucky to have her lead us!)
 The trails are easy to walk at the Rouge River Bird Observatory.  The first bird we saw was the Blue Heron flying overhead.
 Other birds seen included the Baltimore Oriole, Red-eyed Vireo, Downy Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwings, and much more!
 We saw a lovely Canadian Geese family feeding out in the field.
 Me and Julie!
Afterwards, the Birds & Brews group headed over to Bailey's Pub for a brew and good conversation.  A good time was had by all! Looking forward to the next Birds & Brews!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Birds & Brews Dates

Please mark your calendars for the following Birds & Brews events! All gatherings are at Bailey's Pub in Dearborn unless otherwise noted.

  • Wed., June 13th - 6:30 - 9:00 pm.  Bird Walk at Rouge River Bird Observatory at 6:30. Gathering at Bailey's Pub immediately after.  RSVP's required for this event.
  • Wed. - July 11th - No Birds & Brews. Vacation month! 
  • Wed., Aug. 8 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  Show & Tell day at Birds & Brews.  Please bring a photograph of your favorite bird to share.  
  • Wed., Sept. 12 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  *Possible bird documentary may be shown. Stay tuned for details!