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Program Manager
Since November, Jeanette Henderson has been working at the Ecosystem Preserve as the new Program Manager. She is a Calvin alumna who has returned after working for several state parks, an aquarium, and Michigan Audubon.

Special Thanks
Thank you to Bill Sweetman for all the work he did as the interim Program Manager.

Once again, middle school students from all over the area gather in the Interpretive Center lab on Monday through Thursday afternoons for TRIAGE. This National Science Foundation Academy for Young Scientists fosters an excitement and wonder about the nature of science through team-based authentic research.

No snowshoeing or cross-country skiing is allowed on the Preserve.

What to look for on the Preserve - Be sure to share your findings at the Interpretive Center!

At the bird feeder
Mourning Doves
Black-capped Chickadees
Eastern Goldfinches
Northern Cardinals
Downy Woodpeckers
White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches
Dark-eyed Juncos
Fox squirrels

While walking the trails
Animal tracks - The snow makes it easy to tell if animals have been around recently.
Birds in addition to those at the feeder - Hairy Woodpeckers, Cedar Waxwings, Cooper’s and Red-tailed Hawks
Great Horned Owls - This time of year, they are often nesting high in old trees, in the crotch of a tree trunk or broken off top.
Red Fox - One was recently spotted from the BIC near South Pond.
White-tailed Deer