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Kellogg Bird Sanctuary offers free admission for kids on Earth Day

On April 22, the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary will be offering free admission for visitors up to 18 years of age in celebration of Earth Day  

There are so many ways to enjoy the gifts of nature at the Sanctuary. Take the short paved trail or the longer Lake Loop Trail for close-up views of waterfowl including native Trumpeter Swans. Find the Sanctuary spot that’s home to its ambassador birds—Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and several owl species. Walk the Bluebird Trail, learn about the impact of restoration plantings and observe a prairie restoration project. Visit the Sanctuary gardens to see native plants in action—as well as pollinators, of course!  

The Sanctuary will be open Thursday, April 22, during normal business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 E. C Ave. in Augusta. Questions? Contact the 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.