Volunteer to plant pines for Kirtland’s warblers May 6

Your help is needed to plant jack pines on May 6 in Grayling to provide nesting sites for the tiny Kirtland’s warbler. This rare bird, recovered from the endangered species list in 2019, nests only on the ground under young jack pine trees.

“Imagine the satisfaction of visiting in five or six years and seeing Kirtland’s warblers nesting in trees you helped plant,” said William Rapai, director of the Kirtland Warbler’s Alliance. The Alliance is hosting this event.

Event details:

What: Jack pine planting.
Where: W 4 Mile Road, Grayling. Crawford County, Michigan.
When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6.
Who: Kirtland Warbler’s Alliance partners and volunteers.

Volunteers will receive lunch and an appreciation gift. Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate outdoor gear for the day’s weather. Planting equipment will be provided.