Category Archives: public programs

Night of the Amphibians

On mild spring evenings, if you are anywhere near water, you will hear them calling:  the love songs of spring peepers, chorus frogs and wood frogs.  The males gather in any nearby water and sing for all they are worth … Continue reading

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Banding Birds

On Saturday, Marcy 29, Allen Chartier was back at Dahlem doing another bird banding program, this time for the public.  Nearly 40 visitors came to watch and help release birds.  Here are some of the highlights. Watching to see what’s … Continue reading

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U of M Bird Collection – Part Two

SO…the Cassowary. This large, flightless bird is still alive (well, not this particular one, but the species in general) and kicking.  And when we say kicking, that can be taken literally, for this bird has been known to do serious … Continue reading

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Frozen in Time

Tuesday morning started off rather overcast, but great things lay ahead, for the Tuesday Morning Group was headed to Ann Arbor to visit the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology, specifically to take in the bird collection. I was early … Continue reading

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Snow Fun in the New Year!

Happy New Year, Everyone!  And how lucky are we to not only finally get some snow, but to get some marvelously fluffy snow, and to have a gloriously sunny day today in which to enjoy it during one of our … Continue reading

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Wow!

You just never know what you might encounter on a walk out here at Dahlem. Every Tuesday morning, Gary leads a nature walk, usually on our property.  While his specialty is birds, the topics covered range from birds to mushrooms, … Continue reading

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Goblin Walks 2013

Halloween may still be in the wings for many of you, but here at Dahlem we celebrated this last weekend at our annual Goblin Walks!  We were so happy that the weather cleared, with the rain holding off and the … Continue reading

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