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FABS Weekend

Friends and Alumni of the Biological Station (FABS!), mark your calendars. You are invited to return to the shores of Douglas Lake for an early fall weekend. Dates for 2017 will be announced later.

We plan to follow the format of our first two FABS gatherings in 2011 and 2013: social and light educational opportunities, optional field trips, and lots of time for relaxing. See Schedule below.

Questions? Please call our Pellston office: 231-539-8408 or email Lisa Readmond

Registration deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016. Deadline for 2017 is TBD.

2016 Schedule (2017 Schedule is TBA)

The timing is still being settled, but we have confirmation from these individuals to do the following activities:

  • Visit to Smith's Fen with Rex Lowe
  • Hike to Mud Lake Bog with Louanne Reich Cooley
  • Mushrooming with Marilynn Smith
  • Sunday morning birding with Dave Ewert


Thursday, September 15

Afternoon arrival

6:00 Dinner

Friday, September 16

field trips TBA

7:30 p.m. "State of the Station" discussion with Interim Director Linda Greer

Saturday, September 17

field trips TBA

Sunday, September 18

8 a.m. Birding with Dave Ewert

Departure in the morning

2016 Fees

Fees cover housing (with bedding) and meals.

Adults: $216.24

Children under 18: $108.12

Children under 3: $4.24

Fees cover housing (with bedding) and meals.

Cancellations prior to August 15 will receive a full refund less a $20.00 administrative fee. There are no refunds after August 15.