This spring . . .
18 Types of snacks.
5 Forms of caffeine.
And LOTS of birds, that don’t care whether we see them or not!
That’s right y’all, it’s that time again . . . time for the annual Southwest Michigan Team Birdathon to play out on May 13. This year Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy’s (SWMLC) team, the “Land Larks”, are freshly molted and ready to chase birds: Dave Brown (SWMLC Stewardship Specialist), Ashley Cole-Wick (Michigan Natural Features Inventory – Conservation Associate), Mitch Lettow (SWMLC Stewardship Director), and Kaleigh Winkler (SWMLC Land Protection Specialist).
The rules are simple: teams have all day (12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m.) to see as many bird species as they can in Berrien County. On the honor system. Teams collect pledges and raise money for conservation.
More birds = more money = more conservation! Plus glory and the general joy of being alive.