Grassland Nesting Bird Hike

Gary Siegrist, a Legacy volunteer and naturalist, will help you identify the grassland birds of Watkins Lake during their nesting season. Grassland birds observed at Watkins Lake include: Henslow’s Sparrow (endangered in MI), Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel (species of special concern, meaning they are rare or declining in number), Bobolink, and Northern Mockingbird. Grasslands are […]

Michigan’s newest state park: a birder’s delight

Michigan’s newest state park: a birder’s delight

This story first appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of The Understory, Legacy’s newsletter, which you can download as a PDF. By Gary Siegrist, Naturalist and volunteer with Legacy Land Protection and Stewardship committees Birders throughout the region (including me) are excited that Watkins Lake is finally protected. The lake is the centerpiece of a […]