Straits Area Audubon Society

Cheboygan • Topinabee • Levering • Indian River • Mackinaw City • St. Ignace


April Program

Straits Area Audubon Society

Wednesday April 10 (6:00 pm)

“Wildlife Version of Candid Camera”

By:  Gabriel Gadsden

Michigan Applied Wildlife Ecology Camera Trap Study

The program will highlight University of Michigan wildlife ecologists performing their research deep in the wood of the U-M Biological Station, at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge near Saginaw, at the remote Ives Lake in the Upper Peninsula, and in Detroit. These researchers are conducting the largest camera-trap study ever done of Michigan wildlife, capturing the animals’ images using motion-triggered cameras stationed at strategic locations. The hidden University of Michigan cameras offer a window into the world of wildlife, playing an important role in helping managers understand the current situation of wildlife.

Use the link below to view the video of

February's Program about ravens and crows


2018-2019 Program Schedule

April 10 “Wildlife Version of Candid Camera” by Taylor Hudson, Michigan

Applied Wildlife Ecology Camera Trap Study

May 8 “Young Forest Habitat and its Creatures” by Heather Shaw, Wildlife

Biologist, Ruffed Grouse Society

June 12 Hike and Summer Potluck

Straits Area Audubon Society meets monthly from September through May at 6 pm on the second Wednesday at Cheboygan Area Public Library. Meetings and field trips are free and open to the public. Meetings feature the program, raffle prizes, by-donation exchange table, refreshments, recent nature sightings, and field trip reports. For more information, email or visit