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June 2019

National Trails Day Hikes

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

June 1st is National Trails Day! Hiking alone is fun; hiking with friends is better! Celebrate National Trails Day with us by spending the day hiking at one of our four flagship preserves. At 8:00AM join us for a hike at Sylvan Solace Preserve. At 10:30AM we’ll be at the Bundy Hill Preserve for a hike to the summit. 1:30PM will find us hiking at Hall’s Lake Natural Area. Finally at 4:00PM join us at Audubon Woods Preserve to close…

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Insect Exploration at Sylvan Solace Preserve

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sylvan Solace Preserve, 4561 W. Pickard Rd
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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Let's explore the fields and woods of Sylvan Solace Preserve in search of insects! We'll look under logs, on leaves and flowers, on the ground and on tree trunks. We will bring bug boxes, nets, spoons and field guides to aid our investigation. Meet Interpretive Naturalist Jeanne Henderson at Sylvan Solace Preserve, 4 W. Pickard Road, Mt. Pleasant, protected by the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy. FREE | Ages: 5 and up, under 18 w/adult

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September 2019

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens Birding Festival

September 19 @ 9:00 am - September 21 @ 8:30 pm
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens, 2203 Eastman Ave.
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Birders of all abilities and expertise are invited to Midland, Michigan for the inaugural Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens Birding Festival. During the three-day event, attendees will learn from more than 20 distinguished conservationists, researchers, photographers, and environmental educators. Over 30 dynamic sessions will be offered on topics such as Kirtland’s Warbler Conservation, raptor identification, and birding by ear. The capstone of the festival is keynote speaker, David Allen Sibley, presenting The Art of Identification. Sibley is the author and…

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