Mid Michigan Community College is now offering lifelong learning classes for popular interests and hobbies. Expert instructors teach these classes at our conveniently-located campuses and within our local communities. Several birding excursions are planned for May and June, and include field trips to local destinations.

Upcoming Classes

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Birding Field Trip

Saturday, June 2


Mt. Pleasant Campus

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is a maze of wetlands, grasslands, and river bank habitats known for its forest birds. A 7.5 mile wildlife drive allows easy access to the refuge. The Ferguson Bayou Trail, a half mile in length, allows access to an assortment of floodplain breeding birds. Be prepared for mosquitoes and deer flies. Sunscreen is recommended. If there is interest from the group, we could also visit the Green Point Nature Center.

Kirtland Warbler & Evening Grosbeaks Discovery

Saturday, June 16


Mt. Pleasant Campus

Experience a visit to the Kirtland's Warbler breeding area near Grayling in the morning to view one of the rarest birds in the world. The walk is approximately two miles along a roadway. The day concludes with a visit to Hartwick Pines State Park to view the birds of an old-growth white pine forest. This visit includes a one mile walk on paved trails. Be prepared for mosquitoes and black flies. Sunscreen recommended.

For more information about Mid’s Lifelong Learning Classes, visit midmich.edu/lifelonglearning or contact Carol Darlington at cdarlington@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6625.

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