May is the month when the spring migration of songbirds really gets underway. Bring your binoculars and see what you can find at Spring Bird Walk #2 with Seven Ponds Nature Center at Oakwood Lake Township Park on Wednesday May 2 at 7:30 AM. The park is located 15 minutes from Seven Ponds in northern Oakland County. With a mix of deciduous forest, conifers, wetlands and brushy areas, the park provides plenty of quality habitat for early May migrants. All bird watching levels are welcome. Bring your binoculars and field guide and be sure to wear footwear appropriate for spring conditions. Plan for a 7:30 AM departure from the Seven Ponds parking lot.
Expect to see a good number of warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles, sparrows and more while exploring the Lapeer State Game Area in Spring Bird Walk #3 on Wednesday May 9 at 7:30 AM. The game area offers a wide range of habitats from grass fields and wetlands to dense brush and mature forests. This diversity of habitat provides refuge and feeding areas for a great variety of both migrant and resident song birds. All bird watching levels are welcome.
Seven Ponds Nature Center is a place of extraordinary natural beauty and diversity and spectacular scenery in Lapeer County. Each season brings it own form of beauty to the center. Four hundred eighty six acres of deep glacial lakes, ponds, marshes, fields, woodlands and prairie provide sanctuary for many different kinds of plants and animals and an undisturbed setting for those seeking serenity.
Call 810-796-3200 for more information. Seven Ponds Nature Center is located at 3854 Crawford Road in Dryden.