Free admission and open to all!

Ecologically-rich, Spirit Springs Sanctuary offers a wide variety of habitats: wooded pond, button-bush kettle, beech-maple forest, meadows and open uplands, mature oak woods, and the edges of a vast marshland. With this smorgasbord of environments, the 123-acre preserve is attractive to a huge array of bird species. Please join SWMLC’s Conservation & Stewardship Director, Nate Fuller, and members of Kalamazoo and South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Societies for a mid-season wild bird “safari”. We’re expecting to find warblers, warblers, warblers!

Thursday, May 11, 9 am
WHERE:  Spirit Springs Sanctuary, Marcellus Twp., Cass Co.
From Kalamazoo area: Travel south on US-131 to Marcellus Road (M-216). Turn right (west) onto Marcellus Road, drive 4.3 miles to the intersection of Bent Road (large green sign). Turn left (south) onto Bent Road and drive 3.1 miles to the intersection with Dutch Settlement Road. Turn right (west) onto Dutch Settlement Road; the preserve parking lot is 1.8 miles ahead on the north (right) side, just after the road surface changes color at the county line.
Meet at the Centre Avenue Park & Ride lot in Portage at 8:15 am. From US-131, take Exit 31 (W. Centre Ave.). Head east and turn right at the first light onto Angling Road. The Park & Ride lot is immediately on the right.
Even though this is a free event, RSVPs are always nice. Please give us a call at 269-324-1600 or shoot us an email to to let us know you’re coming. Please be sure to mention which event you are planning to attend. Thank you!