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W.K.Kellogg Biological Station
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
42.4049° -85.4011°


W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is Michigan State University's largest off-campus education complex and one of North America's premier inland field stations. KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources. Located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan, the 4,065-acre station includes Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm, the Kellogg Biological Laboratories, Extension and Outreach offices and the Lux Arbor Reserve. The station has onsite housing on beautiful Gull Lake, and exceptional diversity of field research sites. Much of the habitat and species diversity that characterize the upper Midwest U.S. can be found in the local area. The spectrum of potential study sites ranges from relatively undisturbed ecosystems to intensively managed ones, and these ecosystems occur in a complex mosaic across the landscape, offering opportunities for studies of landscape-scale patterns and interactions.

Customized identification guides
under development

Checklists with images, maps, and links

Albums of site participants

More information



  • Dr. Thomas Getty, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station -- getty@kbs.msu.edu -- 269-671-2229
  • Nancy Lowe, Outreach Coordinator, Discover Life -- nancy@discoverlife.org -- 404-272-4526
Updated: 26 October, 2010
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