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Investigate some of nature’s winter mysteries at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

How do animals survive the winter? What kind of creature made that track? Bring your family to the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary for a Leap Day visit and try your hand at solving a series of nature-based mysteries.

The Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt, a new program offered by the Sanctuary, is set for Saturday, Feb. 29. Arrive anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to uncover winter wildlife mysteries and nature-based challenges. This self-guided “hunt” is family friendly and could take from 30 minutes to as much as two hours to complete. Visitors will walk along the Sanctuary’s picturesque trails, stopping at challenge points along the way. Individuals and groups who complete the entire set of challenges will be entered to win a free family membership to the Sanctuary. Enjoy warm-up spots along the trail, with warm drinks and sweet treats to keep your team going throughout the day. Be sure to dress for the weather.

The cost of attendance for non-members is Sanctuary general admission: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens age 62 or older, and $3 for children ages 2-17. Sanctuary members attend for free. No registration is required.

The 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.