Summer Mushrooms at the Hall’s Lake Natural Area

It may seem counter-intuitive to look for mushrooms on a hot, dry July day. Most Michiganders think of hunting for morels from mid-April thru May. But local expert, Sister Marie Kopin, will tell you mushrooms can be found here nearly year-round. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, sixteen hunters took to the trails at the Hall’s […]

Scavenger Hunting – Photographic Style

On Saturday, June 27, twenty participants enjoyed an old game with a new twist during the photographic scavenger hunt at the Hall’s Lake Natural Area. Local preserve stewards Judy and Larry Schaftenaar created an entertaining and educational 16-stop (plus a bonus question!) trail of natural treasures to be found at the Hall’s Lake Natural Area. […]

Exploring the Aquatic World at Sylvan Solace

Our third annual Aquatic Invertebrate Identification Workshop featured a location change this year. After two years at the Hall’s Lake Natural Area, we moved to the Sylvan Solace Preserve for an opportunity to look for insects in the clear, moving waters of the Chippewa River. We expected to discover different insects than what we had seen […]