Workshops -Photo Trips - Classed - Self Guided Photo Ops

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2020 Workshops

Seven Ponds Photo Club - 2020 Photo Club Trips and Workshops




2019 Photo Trips  - By Trip Committee  (, Tina Daniels - Lead, Kristen Grudzien )


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2020 Photo Trips  - By Our SPPC Members

1/12 – 18/ 2020 Winter Waterfowl at Bosque del Apache & White Sands Landscapes - Lead David Stimac

2/7-18/2020 Ecuador: Birds of the Cloud Forest - Lead David Stimac

3/16-29/2020 Arctic Finland & Norway - Lead David Stimac

5/?/2020, dates TBA  |   6 Days Northwoods Wildflowers & Waterfalls: Springtime in Michigan - Lead David Stimac

Offsite Classes

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Offsite Classes


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Michigan Photo Ops (Self Guided)                 2019 Reference WIP 

Date (s) Self Guided Photo Ops
1/11 thru 1/13/2019 Plymouth Mi - Ice Festival
1/18 thru 1/20/2019 Rochester Mi -Fire and Ice Festival & Fireworks 8PM
1/19 thru 1/27/2019 Detroit Mi- North American Auto Show -
1/23 thru 1/28/2019 Frankenmuth Mi - Zehnder’s Snowfest
1/26/2019 Frankenmuth Mi -Zehnder FIREWORKS DISPLAY
2/1 thru 2/4/2019 Grand Rapids Mi - Michigan International Auto Show
2/3/2019 Grand Rapids Mi -Professional Bull Riders Tour
2/9 thru 2/11/2019 Utica Mi - Ice Festival
2/17 thru 2/25/2019 Detroit Mi - 60th Annual Detroit Boat Show
2/23/2019 Port Huron Mi - Winter Bird Blast
3/1 thru 4/21/2019 Midland Mi - Dow Gardens Butterfly House
3/1 thru 4/30/2019 Grand Rapids Mi - Frederik Meijer Gardens Butterfly House
3/2/2019 - Sat in April Stoney Creek Metro Park Mi-Maple Sugar Tours -
3/16/2019 Port Huron Mi - St. Patrick's Parade
Mid April Kensington Metro Park - Rookery
5/3 thru 5/12/2019 Magee Marsh OH- Biggest week in american birding
5/16 thru 5/18/2019 Tawas Point Mi - Birding Festival
5/27/2019 Marine City Mi - Memorial Day Parade
5/30, thru 6/2/2019 Tawas Point Mi -Cerulean Warbler Weekend
6/10 thru 6/12/2019 Mackinaw Island Mi - Lilac Festival
6/15 thru 6/16/2019 Gaylord Mi - Wings Over Northern Michigan Airshow -
6/28 thru 6/30/2019 Howell Mi- Balloon Festival
6/29 thru 6/30/2019 Traverse City Mi - National Cherry Festival Air Show
7/3 thu 7/7/2019 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
7/4/2019 Port Austin MI- Parade & Fireworks
7/13/2019 Harbor Beach Mi - Fireworks
7/12 thru 7/14/2019 Fort Gratiot Mi -Blue Water Sand Fest-
7/23 thru 7/27/2019 Imlay City Mi - Eastern Michigan State Fair
8/3 thru 8/4/2019 Willow Run Airport, Thunder Over Michigan
8/16 thru 8/17/2019 Port Sanilac Mi -Antique Boat & Vintage Show
Labor Day Weekend Romeo Mi - Peach Festival
10/5/2019 Marine City Mi -Pumpkinpolooza- Carved Pumpkins
10/12 thru10/13/2019 Bellevue Mi - Sandhill Crane & Art Festival
11/15/2019 St. Clair Mi -Celebration of Lights and Santa’s Lighted Parade
11/26/2019 Marine City Mi -Lighted Santa Parade
Date (s) Self Guided Photo Ops
See website Aquarium Auburn Hills, MI - Sea Life Michigan Aquarium
See website Zoo Alto, MI - Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
See website Zoo Athens MI -Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary & Zoo
See website Zoo Birch Run MI - Wilderness Trails Zoo
See website Zoo Battle Creek MI - Binder Park Zoo
See website Zoo Cedar Springs MI -Deer Tracks Junction
See website Zoo Grand Rapids MI -John Ball Zoo Society
See website Zoo Lambertville MI - Indian Creek Zoo
See website Zoo Lansing MI -Potter Park Zoo
See website Zoo Naubinway MI - GarLyn Zoo
See website Zoo Royal Oak Mi - Detroit Zoo
See website Zoo Saginaw MI -Children's Zoo At Celebration Square
See website Zoo Wallace MI - U.P. DeYoung Family Zoo
See website Zoo Williamsburg MI - GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo
Any Time Dearborn Mi-Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation's
4/14 thru 10/28/2019 Dearborn Mi - Greenfield Village
See website Michigan Parks
See website Michigan Light Houses - 129 total
8/2 thru 8/4/2019 Fort Gratiot Lighthouse Festival
6/15 thru 9/1/2019 Harbor beach Light House Tour
See website Port Sanilac Lighthouse Tours -810-989-6279
9/4 thru 10/31/2019 Huron Lightship - Fort Gratiot
See website Port Austin Reef Light
5/1 thru 10/1/2019 Point Aux Barques Lighthouse

Added Self Guided Birding Events - Thank you  Larry Ludwicki

04/26-04/28/2019 Spring Fling at Whitefish Point
05/01-05/20/2019 Shorebird Celebration at Hillman Marsh, Ontario
05/01-05/2019 Festival of Birds at Pt. Pelee National Park, Ontario
05/03-05/12/2019 Biggest Week in American Birding at Magee Marsh in Ohio
5/16-05/18/2019 Tawas Point Birding Festival
05/31-06/02/2019 Cerulean Warbler weekend in Hastings, MI
09/01-11/30/2019 Raptor count by HBMO at Holiday Beach Conservation Area
09/01-11/30/2019 Raptor count by Detroit River Hawk Watch at Lake Erie Metropark, Michigan
09/14-09/15/2019 Festival of Hawks at Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Ontario
09/21-09/22/2019 Festival of Hawks at Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Ontario
10/12-10/13/2019 TBD

Cranefest in Bellevue, MI

Newly Added Photo Ops


Birding App

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2020 Photo Club Trip Committee (Looking for volunteers)

Tina Daniels

Kristin Grudzien

If you would like to volunteer please sign up at the next meeting.

Note: All Trips can not conflict with the 1st and 3rd Friday meeting dates without prior board approval

Updated 11-3-2019

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