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...
Earth Day Workday with Great Lakes Brewing Company

Earth Day Workday with Great Lakes Brewing Company

Give back to the planet that’s given everything to us, then join us afterward in celebrating our hard work at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange for a well-earned complimentary pint on Great Lakes Brewing Company! Bow in the Clouds is truly “nature in the city” at its...
Tike Hike & Egg Hunt

Tike Hike & Egg Hunt

Free admission and open to all little kids and their families! WHEN: Sunday, April 9, 3:30 pm WHERE: Chipman Preserve, Comstock Twp., Kalamazoo Co. DETAILS: What’s that in the grass? It’s a big beautiful egg! You and your little ones are invited to a...
Flyway Ramble Guided Bird Walk

Flyway Ramble Guided Bird Walk

Free admission and open to all! With 120 acres of heavily rolling forest and meadows, one mile of frontage on the Black River, and some of the highest quality wetlands in Van Buren County, Black River Preserve offers excellent birding! Please join SWMLC’s...
Frog Walk

Frog Walk

Free admission, family friendly, and open to all! Nothing shouts “SPRING!” like the peeping, chirping, growling, trilling sound of frogs. Plunge into spring by joining us for a Frog Walk at Spirit Springs Sanctuary. Be sure to wear waterproof shoes or...
Spring Spruce Up at Black River Preserve

Spring Spruce Up at Black River Preserve

Saturday, March 25, 9 am – noon Black River Preserve Black River Preserve has approximately 3.5 miles of paths that traverse cool ravines, open meadows, and floodplain forests. It is SWMLC’s most ambitious trail system to date! A group of passionate and...