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Kellogg Bird Sanctuary offers interactive workshop on wild edible plants

Many common wild plants are edible, healthful and delicious. Learn how to identify them and gain insight into their properties at an upcoming Wild Edibles workshop, set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. 

The workshop will be led by Dr. Danielle Zoellner along with Sanctuary staff, and will begin with a brief educational presentation in the Sanctuary’s auditorium. The group will walk the Lake Loop trail, look for plants, and discuss the plants they encounter. Participants will receive informational materials and enjoy a wild edible picnic.

The cost of attendance is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Registration closes Friday, Sept. 13, with a limit of 20 participants; early registration is encouraged. 

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Ave., one mile north of M-89 and just west of 40th Street. To learn more, visit birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu. Direct questions to birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu or (269) 671-2510.

About the Sanctuary

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to conserve native habitat for migratory and resident birds and to promote environmental awareness through research, education and outreach. Since 1928, the Sanctuary has served as a practical training school for animal care and land management, and remains an innovator in wildlife conservation efforts.

About the Kellogg Biological Station 

As Michigan State University’s largest off-campus educational complex, KBS has put its land-grant values into practice for nearly a century, providing the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. KBS students and faculty work to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more, visit kbs.msu.edu.