Students experience wild lesson in classroom

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by BETH ALTENA Joe Rogers considered the cliffs of Pictured Rocks in the Upper Peninsula his office for over 20 years, and in that time he has listened to the howls of wolves in the blackness of night and seen eagles hatch and fledge. This semester he brought some of that wildness to Rockford with […]

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Students at Crestwood Elementary were riveted by the wild bird show put on by Joe Rogers of the Wildlife Recovery Association. They learned that loons are not closely related to ducks but are related to penguins. Students had many questions about the owls, hawks and turkey vulture they were able to see as well as […]

Wild Birds Unlimited offers free live bird program

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL—Joe Rogers shows off an owl at Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland. He will have about ten live wild birds for a free show this Saturday, July 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. The public is invited and will be able to ask questions and hear about how to help more birds stay healthy and alive in Michigan. The show is open to the public.

“Looking an American eagle or great horned owl in the eye is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Laurie Tieman, who manages Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive. The store will offer a free live bird show on Saturday, July 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Famed wild bird rescuer Joe Rogers will bring approximately ten live […]