Our Research and Publications

Research is a cornerstone of the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Our staff has been involved with several different research projects including everything from tick research, bird research, to butterfly work. In conjunction with several partner organizations, they have contributed to many publications. 
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Ixodes brunneus (Acari: Ixodidae) from Two Bird Hosts: A New Michigan Tick

Annual Variation of Stopover Ecology of Tennessee Warblers in MI

The Invasion of the Blacklegged  Tick and Implications for the Spread of the Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria it can Carry 

Tick-Borne Diseases: The Association of Ticks with Birds and Rabbits 

Avian Tick Paralysis Caused by Ixodes burnneus in the Southeastern United States 


A Needle in a Haystack: Locating Mormon Metalmark butterfly colonies in Grasslands National Park 

Micro Habitat Use of the Mormon Metalmark Butterfly 

The Michigan Butterfly Network 

 Age and Sex- Related Morphological Differences in Gray Catbirds

  Does Age Have an Effect on Migration?

The Mormon Metalmark's Unusual Egg-laying Behavior: First Observations   

Kleinstuck Preserve: The Value of Long-Term Avian Monitoring

Diverse Strains of Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria in the Bird-Tick Cycle 

The Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas is your source for information on the birds of Michigan. The book includes accounts of all species that breed within the state, as well as limited information about selected others observed in the state. The book can be Viewed Here or purchased at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

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