I'm Karen, from rural Vestaburg. That is about 25 minutes southwest of Mt. Pleasant. I have been interested in birds for only a couple of years; I still feel like a newbie. The more you learn, the more you realize there is to learn, right?
I love photography but have recently been realizing that I don't have a creative eye (at least not yet!). I mainly try to document with my camera the different birds I've seen, as opposed to trying to get a photo that will win a contest or anything like that. My favorite Michigan birding spot is probably Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, though my favorite "finds" have come when I am just driving somewhere, not actively birding. I look forward to getting to know the members here and learning many things!