Many hands and strong backs are needed to help us move the lumber needed to build an overlook platform at top of the new bench cut trail. We will also be working on clearing the view for the new overlook platform by removing small trees and brush. Come prepared with work gloves and boots. Snacks and water will be provided. Contact Charles Dawley: firstname.lastname@example.org or 231.344.1019.
Birding by the Seasons
Spring Lake Park, between Harbor Springs and Petoskey
Saturday, May 18 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Birds fascinate us with their ability of flight, intriguing behavior, nest-making, and beauty. Explore the world of birds with local bird enthusiast Mary Trout through this new family field trip series. Each session includes a hike, and fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Field guides and binoculars will be available if needed. In this second session, we'll explore the world of spring migrants, learn about using your field guide and binoculars to identify birds that we encounter. After a walk along the boardwalks of this wildlife viewing park, we'll meet at the pavilion to create nesting material bags to take home and put up for the birds in your owon yard. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the pavilion after the program. Please call the Conservancy office at 231-347.0991 to pre-register.
History and Star Lore of Odawa Indians at
McGulpin Point and The Headlands
Saturday, May 18 8-10 p.m., sunset at 9 p.m.
Enjoy a sunset hike along Lake Michigan as we walk the shoreline from McGulpin Point Lighthouse to The Headlands Dark Sky Park with Eric Hemenway, Director of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Eric will give us a historical tour of how the Odawa came to inhabit the Straits of Mackinac and Little Traverse Bay Area. Once at The Headlands, Mary Stewart Adams, Star Lore Historian and Director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, will share stories of constellations and how they guided early inhabitants both navigationally and spiritually. Meet at McGulpin Point Lighthouse. Please call 231-347-0991 to pre-register.