7:00 p.m. Refreshments and networking
7:30 p.m. Project announcements
8:00 p.m. Dorothy McLeer with Fall Raptor Migration: A River of Raptors
Did you know that the Detroit River mouth is one of the premier hawk watching sites in North America? Naturalist and raptor freak Dorothy McLeer will reveal this unique aspect of our region and explain why and where this annual phenomenon occurs--and how you can "catch the wave" of fall migration nearby.
Dorothy McLeer, MALS, CIT, CIG is the Program Coordinator and Interpretive Naturalist at the Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. One example of her many articles is on violets, Flower Power on page 3 of Natural Explorations, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/Newsletters/archive/summer2015.pdf.
Dorothy is an encyclopedia of environmental knowledge that she presents in an engaging and humorous manner. She works with many community non-profit organizations on environmental and educational activities. She develops and conducts programs interpreting the ecology of southeast Michigan. Dorothy is a certified interpretive guide (CIG) and a certified interpretive trainer (CIT) who helps students to secure CIG credentials through the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
Please note: In an effort to encourage gardeners to sign up for annual MGAWC membership ($15 US a year, Oct. 1-Sept. 30), the board has decided to charge guests $5 with the hope of incentivizing guests to upgrade to become members. UM-D students are exempted from the guest fee.