Spring 2008
Vol. 16 No. 1

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Welcome New Board Members

GINLC Education Committee Report

Stewardship Notes

Land Acquisition

Nature Area Season Planned

Nature Area Clean Up

2007 GI Conservationist of the Year Award

Doug Thiel Honored for Service

Annual Meeting

Arbor Day

Conservancy Awarded Pond Restoration Grant

2007 Christmas Bird Count

Did You Know?

Thank you

Newletter Sponsor

Upcoming Events...

May 3
Nature Area Opening Day

10AM to 2PM

April 19
Island Clean Up
Call Jake Atkins
(734) 676-5536
for meeting site

April 19 & 26
Nature Area Clean Up

9:00AM to Noon
Nature Area

April 20
Earth Day

Centinnial Farm
1PM to 4PM

May 10
Arbor Day
Tree Planting Seminar

10AM to 11AM
Centennial Farm
Register - 675-2364
(Rec. Department)
No Fee

May 14
BASF Presentation
Riverview Project

Township Hall


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2007 Christmas Bird Count

GINLC was pleased to open the Nature Area on Dec. 22, 2007 to be part of the 34th Rockwood Christmas Bird Count.

Jim Bull and Jim Koppin, from the Detroit Audubon Society, spent about two hours in the morning and later reported the following results:

Great Blue Heron 14
Ring-billed Gull 140
Swan species 23
Duck species 955
Bonaparte Gull 3
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Canada Goose 322
Mallard Duck 182
Herring Gull 5
Snow Bunting 45
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Bald Eagle 2
Bufflehead 20
Tundra Swan 29
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
American Robin 1

The Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy will be listed as a sponsor in the NAS publication.

The Nature Area was also the location for the banding of raptors. Click here for more information.