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June 2004
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News from the Townships

Thanks from the Beaver Island Hospice

CMU Summer Field Trip Schedule

BICS to Graduate Seven

Tom Kelso 1940-2004

A Fine Mess

Strang Writers Enjoy Beaver Island

The Splendor of Crafts

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

Sock Hop Results

Broadway on Beaver: “An Evening with Stephen Sondheim” Premieres

Letters to the Editor: From the CCG

Letters to the Editor: BIRHC Meeting; Optometrist's Contract

Letters to the Editor: Karaoke

Sherry Burris 1956-2004

Henry Ricksgers Junior 1923-2004

BIRHC Truck Raffle

School Election June 14

Thanks to the Steinbachs: a New Fire Truck!

Wildlife Club News

Whiskey Point Light Reports Received

Baroque on Beaver

The Annual "Fashion Tea" July 8

Congradulations to Ryan Wojan


CMU Summer 2004 Field Trip Schedule

CMU's Jim Gillingham just released the schedule of summer Field Trips, offered by the Biological Station in partnership with the Historical Society. The Field Trip fee is $20.00. Those interested should sign up at the Mormon Print Shop in advance, or call Pinky (448-2461.) Unless otherwise indicated, all trips will begin at 9:00 a.m. at CMUBS and will include lunch at the conclusion of the trip.

Bird Banding and Beaver Island Birds - Ms. Nancy Seefelt
Thursday June 15, 2004

This trip will begin at 6:00 a.m. and will take participants to a site where birds will be mist-netted and banded. Breakfast will follow at 8:00 a.m., after which participants can once again go into the field for another 90 minutes of bird-watching. Please bring binoculars if you can.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Beaver Island - Dr. Jim Gillingham Thursday June 24, 2004
Explore the habitats on Beaver Island that are home to our intriguing salamanders, frogs, turtles and snakes. Observe these creatures up close and learn the fascinating details of their natural history.

Beaver Island Summer Flora - Dr. Ed Leuck Wednesday June 30, 2004
A trip to a variety of habitats to locate and identify many of Beaver Island's beautiful spring and summer wildflowers and other plant species.

Biology of Beaver Island's Sand Dunes - Dr. Beth Leuck Saturday July 10, 2004
This trip to the west side of Beaver will explore the extensive dunes. Their origin, current status, and future will be discussed, and the flora and fauna indigenous to these beautiful ecosystems will be sought after and explained in ecological terms. Some climbing of steep sandy inclines will be required.

The Mammals of Beaver Island - Mr. Dan Benjamin Thursday July 22, 2004
Learn about the diversity of indigenous and introduced mammals that today inhabit Beaver Island. Discover the details of their natural history and learn where and how to observe these fascinating animals.

Old Field Flora at Pfieffer's Orchard - Dr. Dan Wujek Saturday July 24, 2004
Journey to Pfieffer's Orchard to search out the diversity of flowering and woody plants indigenous to this habitat, which has been undergoing ecological succession for 50 years. Learn about the importance of this ecosystem and how to identify its plant residents.

Beaver Island's Inland Lakes - Mr. Dan Benjamin Thursday August 5, 2004
A trip to most of Beaver Island's inland lakes, with information about their formation, current status, water chemistry, ecological significance and
natural history.

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