Friends of St. Josephs Bay


Winter Bay Day Just Around the Corner!

One of the best events in the area for February is just around the corner. Winter Bay Day is scheduled for February 4th. There will be a birding trip, led by Ron Houser which begins at 8am ET. Meet Ron on the deck of the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve and sign up for a great trip. There is no charge for the trip and you will travel in your own vehicle to sites beginning at Salinas Park and ending at the T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Ron is an experienced birder and member of the Bay County Audubon Society who has documented as many as 57 birds on a  past trip at Bay Day. Your trip will end at 11am which is just in time to get in line for a delicious Low Country Shrimp Boil plate which has along with wild caught shrimp, Polish Kielbasa, corn-on-the-cob, new potatoes, and onions. The coleslaw, garlic bread and sweet tea round out a delicious meal. 

There will be 5 TRAM Tours throughout the day. Times are: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2pm. The tram is a 26 passenger trailer that takes you on your tour. The seats allow you the opportunity to takes pictures along the way. You will hear about prescribed burning, photopoints, trees, rare plants, animals on the preserve, and lots of other interesting topics. There is no charge for the tours however you must sign up at the Visitor Center and receive a ticket for your requested time. Tickets can only be used at assigned times and must be presented to board the tram. Tickets are given out on a first-come basis so as soon as you know your best time go ahead and get your ticket. It is a fun tour.  

Join us on February 4th for a fun and exciting day!! Questions?? Call 850-229-1787, Ext. 1. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will find it for you. 

Posted by Sandra Chafin - Wednesday, 01/18/17, 09:09 AM - Category: Events