Promote an interest in native wildlife including birds, other animals and plants
and advocate the preservation of wildlife habitats in Michigan.
Provide on a local level, access to the natural world through activities and social media such as
meetings, field trips, newsletter, website, facebook, twitter and blogs.
OAS is a chapter of Michigan Audubon Society. We have served Oakland County, Michigan since 1958.
Upcoming Zoom Meeting
In place of an in-person monthly membership meeting for June, we are happy to be able provide a virtual experience for our next scheduled meeting on Great Lakes Hummingbirds with Allen Chartier, utilizing Zoom! Please contact Don Burlett for more information and a link to view and participate
in the webcast, which will take place Tuesday, June 9th at 7pm.
If you have not utilized Zoom in the past, we recommend a quick test
to work out any technical difficulties prior to the meeting.
Announcement Regarding COVID-19
With the corona virus situation in our country, we need to act in a responsible way, to protect our members and the community. As such, the board is paying strict attention
to current government recommendations.
At this time we are suspending OAS field trips and membership meetings,
and will continue to assess the need for cancellations through this summer.
Please check back for updates on upcoming event schedules.
Thanks for being part of the organization and we hope to see many of you
when things begin to get back to “normal”.
The following list of guidelines was provided by Washtenaw Audubon.
You can help prevent the spread of germs by practicing healthy behaviors:
Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water aren’t available.
Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Practice simple social distancing strategies from those who are sick, such as verbal salutations instead of handshakes or hugs; not sharing utensils, cups, linens, binoculars, and scopes.
STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK.
We recommend that you do your best to stay informed on COVID-19. Resources include:
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Washtenaw County Health Department: https://www.washtenaw.org/1129/Health-Department
City of Ann Arbor: https://www.a2gov.org/Pages/default.aspx
Spring 2020 Nuthatch
The Spring 2020 Nuthatch is in!
Oakland Audubon Society is excited to announce we are now a part of the Amazon Smiles Program! If you are an Amazon user and would like to help benefit OAS,
simply CLICK HERE to add us to your favorite charity list and then shop! A percentage of your purchases will be donated to OAS and will help support our organization.
If you aren't using Amazon Smiles, try it out. We'll appreciate it!
This Month's Featured Photo
N. Brown Snake, Independence Lake County Park
Photographer: Christy Wicke
Calling all OAS Members! Do you have beautiful bird and wildlife photos
taken on one of our Field Trips or in the Great Lakes Area that you would like featured on our page?
Send your Photo Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org along with Species, Date Photographed, and Location for a chance to see your work here next month!
to our Corporate Donors