Annual Meeting- 2011 August 19 & 20, 2011
Fort Custer, Augusta, MI
1. Jennifer Baldy, of the Kalamazoo Nature Center, explains the
survey procedures for estimating cerulean warbler populations.
2. Africa exhibit has about 10 acres of grassland. (This photo
was taken before the zoo opened in the spring photos were not
possible during our August visit.)
3. John Deere skid-steer equipped with Hedge Hog easily pulls
4. Delton Stuart, of Fillmore Equipment, discusses the fine
points of the Hedge Hog and the John Deere skid-steer tractor.
5. MFA president Collin Burnett presides at the annual business
6. John Mitchell, Environmental Manager at Fort Custer, welcomes
MFA and explains the history of the facility.
7. Robert Whitesides, of the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council,
describes the cleanup of the recent oil spill in the Kalamazoo
8. Michele Richards describes techniques and challenges related
to maintaining oak savannahs.
9. A monarch caterpillar works on a milkweed leaf at Fort
10. This butterfly is making good use of purple loosestrife
11. A model warbler and nest are used along with the recorded
call to survey the warbler population.
12. Jim Langerveld discusses wetlands management with the MFA
13. A silo in the woods testifies to the agricultural history of
Fort Custer’s woodlands.
14. These Watusi Cattle make their home at Binder Park Zoo.
15. Consulting forester Mark Janke explains forest management
16. This ostrich is another of the animals on exhibit at Binder
17. Karen Serfass agrees to deliver the chain saw to
prize-winner Bill Fox.