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Preparing for Winter
There they go! After spending a few pleasant months in
Michigan many species of bat, birds and butterflies are on the move. They are
heading to wintering areas. For those explorers who would like to see this
phenomenon we have some watchable wildlife suggestions.
||Look under the overhangs of
buildings, or open parking garages for bats heading to their
||Monarchs are heading to high
mountain sites in Mexico, Tawas State Park is one place to see
concentrations of this butterfly as they head across Saginaw Bay on
their way south.
||They have been hiding and
feeding among the leaves and grasses, but are now also on the move to
find warm wintering places. They are easily seen crossing sidewalks or
||Several sites in southern
Michigan act as staging sites for sandhill cranes. Good viewing is
available at the Phyllis Haenle Sanctuary, 6 miles NE of Jackson on
Seymour Road. These birds will be concentrating from now until mid
November before heading to wintering areas in southeastern Georgia.