Expand your knowledge of edible plants online with the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Have you ever wondered which wild plants might be safe to eat? Join Dr. Danielle Zoellner of Idle Awhile Farm and Forage Thursday, June 3, for a workshop on wild edible plants. 

The online event will run from 6 to 7 p.m. Dr. Zoellner will lead participants on a virtual walk to learn more about some edible plants commonly found in backyards. The cost of the workshop is $15 for W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary members, or $20 for non-members. Register at by Sunday, May 30. 

Questions? Contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at 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. 

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