Cheers and Thank You’s

Cheers and Thank You’s

Loud cheers and thank you’s to Julie Collard of Little Adventurers Club and SWMLC volunteer TJ Wilkinson for all of the energy, creativity, and hard work they’ve been pouring into the SWMLC Tike Hikes! You guys are doing a great job! These photos were...
Birdathon Recap

Birdathon Recap

The Big Day started the night before. Technically, it was morning but no sane person would call a 4:15 meetup “morning”. The four Land Conservancy Larks deployed from Kalamazoo by 4:30 am in a Prius packed full of rubber boots, extra socks, binoculars,...
SW Michigan Team Birdathon is back!

SW Michigan Team Birdathon is back!

Have you been hearing those songs outside your window in the mornings? The songbirds are coming back and serenading you to spark your spring fever. They have successfully sparked the fever of the Land Conservancy Larks, and we will head out next Saturday to count...
A Big Hearty Thank You!

A Big Hearty Thank You!

a great group of volunteers! forging a new trail repairing the boardwalk puttin' a hurt on garlic mustard bridge building loppin', choppin' and stackin' volunteers come in all ages and sizes! sensitive habitat means foot-borne tools & materials far from the trail,...
Wildflowers and Weeds at Chipman Preserve

Wildflowers and Weeds at Chipman Preserve

Saturday, May 6, 9 am – noon Chipman Preserve Chipman Preserve — with its diverse savanna, prairie, and woodland habitats  — is full of botanical gems like wild lupine, butterflyweed, and showy goldenrod. One quirky and rare plant that grows here, yellow...
Warbler Walkabout Guided Bird Walk

Warbler Walkabout Guided Bird Walk

Free admission and open to all! Ecologically-rich, Spirit Springs Sanctuary offers a wide variety of habitats: wooded pond, button-bush kettle, beech-maple forest, meadows and open uplands, mature oak woods, and the edges of a vast marshland. With this smorgasbord of...
Mother’s Day Tike Hike

Mother’s Day Tike Hike

Free admission and open to all little kids and their families! Hey dads! Help your little ones make a Mother’s Day Nature Card while Mom gets to spend a little “me time” at home. Or bring the whole family and enjoy nature together. Join TJ Wilkinson...
Water to Woods Guided Bird Walk

Water to Woods Guided Bird Walk

So sorry, this event has filled! Please email us at conserveland@swmlc.org if you would like to be put on a waiting list — let us know who you are and how we may best contact you if we get a cancellation. Be sure to put “Water to Woods Waiting List” in the...
Portman Sneak Peek!

Portman Sneak Peek!

Please join us for a special “Sneak Peek” opportunity for the public to visit the new Portman Nature Preserve for the very first time! The Sneak Peek will run from 10 am – 3 pm and offer self-guided tours for people to explore this beautiful preserve...
Big Marsh Farm Celebration

Big Marsh Farm Celebration

“It’s good to know that this land will remain wild”.  — Larry Holcomb Please join us to celebrate the protection of this huge (476 acres!) and important wetland that connects other conserved lands and provides vital habitat for sandhill cranes — and...