8th Annual Thornapple Woodpecker Festival

April 28, 2018


Speakers' Presentations

Posted by Cal on April 12, 2018 at 12:40 AM

All Lectures will take place in the Village Hall, 100 E Main St. Middleville MI 49333

9:00 am to 9:45 am – Beginning Birding with Aps and Software Information. Presented by Cal and Jean Lamoreaux, founders of the Thornapple Woodpecker Festival.

10:00 am to 10:45 am – Wildlife Photography Tips Presentation. Presented by Michael DeBoer

11:00 am to 11:45 am – Michigan Bluebird Society Presents How to Improve Nesting Success of the Eastern Bluebirds and Other Cavity-Nesting Birds. Presented by: Kurt Hagemeister and Jonathan Morgan

12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm - Lunch time or visit craft area.

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm – Woodpeckers: Pecking Out a Living. Presented by: Curtis Dykstra, Ottawa County Parks and Recreation

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm – Do Birds Fly Into Your Windows? Learn tricks to stop. Presented by: Gail Walter, Kalamazoo Audubon Society and Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

Across East Main Street from the Village Hall is the new pavilion where the craft show and information booths will be. This is along the Paul Henry – Thornapple Trail that is paved for 5 miles, 4 miles south and 1 mile north. This is also part of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Next to the trail is the Thornapple River, which is a major tributary of the Grand River that flows to Lake Michigan. On the north section of the trail is a 1922 Train Depot that is exactly the way it was built and is open for the festival. There are boutiques and resturants open for your enjoyment on Main Street to the east. On M-37 at the traffic light to the west, there are resturants going north. Enjoy your visit to Middleville and make it a destination spot for birding and enjoying the natural beauty trail.

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