Ok, here’s something to do with the family over the holidays that I didn’t think of.  Head out to the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary for a winter stroll!   The Sanctuary is open 365 days a year to the public, so you're always welcome to stop by and enjoy.  It may just be you and the birds, as staff may or may not be in the office.

But, the Bird Sanctuary is holding some “Birds & Coffee Walks” on the second Wednesday of each month, where you can enjoy a leisurely birding stroll led by Sanctuary staff to locate and identify the many birds visiting the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.  You’re welcome to hang around afterward to talk about the morning’s finds over a cup of hot, bird-friendly coffee.

Photo by Gail Maloney

Birders of all skill levels are invited. You may bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from the Sanctuary.

Each program runs 9am to 10:30am. Program dates for the next three months are January 11th, February 8th, and March 8th. Cost for non-members is Sanctuary general admission: $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62+). There is no charge for Sanctuary members.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Avenue, one mile north of M-89 and just west of 40th Street. To learn more, visit birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu, email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu, or call (269) 671-2510.

Photo by Josh Haas

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Celebrate their legacy of conservation as they mark 90 years since W.K. Kellogg donated the lands that now make up KBS to Michigan State University. Their commitment to research, education and outreach stands on the foundation of W.K. Kellogg’s vision for cutting-edge science and learning.