Capital Area Audubon Society is dedicated to creating a greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of the interrelatedness of Michigan’s wild places and wild creatures, and the need for stewardship.

February 1, 2024 at 7 PM – Co-Managing Farmlands for Bird Conservation, Crop Production and Food Safety

Presenter: Dr. Olivia Smith, MSU Postdoc

Michigan Nature Association Meeting Room – 2310 Science Parkway, Okemos

Our meeting will begin at 7:00pm with light refreshments, member sightings, and board announcements. Feel free to bring a snack to share!

Agriculture is a leading cause of bird declines, making it imperative to identify how to produce food in a way that also supports birds. Yet, bird management on farms is a complex issue because birds can damage crops and contaminate food with feces.
In this talk, Dr. Olivia Smith will discuss her research on co-managing farms for bird conservation, food production, and food safety.

Monthly Meeting Time & Location

CAAS will meet the first Thursday of each month September 2023 through June 2024 at the Michigan Nature Association Meeting Room, 2310 Science Parkway, Okemos, MI.

Our meetings run from 7:00  to 8:00 PM and include a program with a speaker on a topic of current interest to the birding community. Our meetings include light refreshments and are open to members and nonmembers of all ages.