7th Annual Thornapple Woodpecker Festival

April 29, 2017

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Information about the Thornapple Woodpecker Festival

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Speaker - Michael W. DeBoer

Posted by Cal on April 17, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The images I photograph are of non-captive wildlife of the greater Grand Rapids area.

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, I have spent a major part of my life enjoying the outdoors and the creatures who call it home in this area. I hope when you visit my images you feel the same passion I do for the great gift of nature surrounding us every day.

Speaker - Keith Kintigh, MDNR

Posted by Cal on February 26, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Keith Kintigh has been chasing wild things in wild places for as long as he can remember. He has been lucky enough to make a profession out of this pursuit for most of his adult life. Keith’s adventures have led him and his family to New Mexico and the Upper Peninsula before they established roots in the glacial moraines of northwest lower Michigan. For the last 15 years, he has worked for the MI Department of Natural Resources. Keith lives with a very patient wife and 1 of his 3 children who has yet to reach adulthood.


General info 2017

Posted by Cal on December 10, 2015 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

General info

•You may walk down the trail any time. There will be birding experts available, if you would like a Tour Guide.

•There is a new 0.9 mile section of the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail now open, heading north past the Train Depot.

•The 1902 Train Depot is open with train expert docents available to give you the history of the trains.

•Crafters and Exhibits will be in the new pavilion across the street from the Village Hall

•Restrooms and drinking fountains in the Village Hall are open during the day.

•Golf cart shuttles will cruise the trail and you may obtain a golf cart pass for a donation.

•The Village Hall will have Seminars, Silent Auction and Exhibits from 9a.m. to 3 p.m.

•Parking is behind the Village Hall or on the street.

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Schedule

9 a.m. Golf cart rides begin and run every 15 minutes from the Pavilion

9 a.m. Walking birding tours begin at the Pavilion

9 a.m. Craft show and exhibit opens in Pavillion until 3:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. Depot ( Railroad Street) opens for tours until 3:00 p.m.


 

 

Programs

(In Village Hall, 100 E Main St, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.)

8:30 a.m. Registration, Woodpecker Exhibits, Information and Silent Auction

9:00 a. m. Beginning Birding Seminar – Cal and Jean Lamoreaux

10:00 a.m. Owls - Keith Kintigh

11:00 a.m. Nature Photography - Michael DeBoer

1:00 p.m. More Advanced Birding Seminar with Birding Aps

2:00 p.m. Nature Photography - Michael DeBoer

2:30 p.m. Silent Auction Closes

3:00 p.m. End of Festival


 

 




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