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Take a walk through a story at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

The trails at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary will have a new storyline for families this spring, though a partnership with the Richland Community Library.

Starting this month, pages from a storybook will be posted along the Sanctuary’s paved path for families to read as they walk. There also will be self-guided activities that complement the story’s themes and a reading list at the Richland Community Library to learn even more and practice reading skills.

The stories and activities will be updated every two months and are open to all during normal operating hours with the cost of admission (free to members).

Story themes
March-April—Owls!
Story title: "Whobert Whover, Owl Detective," written by Jason Gallaher, illustrations by Jess Pauwels.
Activities: Scavenger hunt, owl facts near Birds of Prey area.
Take home: Owl coloring pages.

May-June—Frogs!
Story title: "Jump, Frog, Jump!" written by Robert Kalan, illustrations by Byron Barton.
Activities: Frog life cycle facts by the water garden and more.
Take home: Frog life cycle wheel.

Questions? Contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu or (269) 671-2510.

About the Kellogg Bird 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. The Sanctuary’s grounds and trails remain open to visitors who observe proper safety and distancing guidelines, The Auditorium restrooms are open, though other buildings—including the Resource Center and Gift Shop—are closed. A walk-up window is available for guests to pay admission and purchase souvenirs or corn to feed the waterfowl. Current hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Please consider supporting the Sanctuary by becoming a member.

About 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.