Wildflowers and Weeds at Pilgrim Haven Natural Area

Wildflowers and Weeds at Pilgrim Haven Natural Area

Saturday, July 29, 9 am – noon Pilgrim Haven Natural Area Pilgrim Haven Natural Area has a rich story of human use, from its use as two different summer camps in its recent history to its current evolution into an engaging and publicly accessible lakeshore...
Invasive Species Workshop at Pilgrim Haven

Invasive Species Workshop at Pilgrim Haven

Come for the morning workday, then really make it a day by bringing a lunch and staying on at Pilgrim Haven for a hands-on workshop presented by the Southwest X Southwest Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and SWMLC, beginning at 1 pm. Participants...
Nature Yoga Tike Hike

Nature Yoga Tike Hike

Free admission and open to all little kids and their families! Yoga is a great way to help young children develop physical self-awareness and creativity and, when practiced outdoors, provides a context for making natural connections. Please join TJ Wilkinson...
Kanoe the Kazoo / Drink One Down Benefit Event

Kanoe the Kazoo / Drink One Down Benefit Event

Join us on a free, guided paddle trip along the Kalamazoo River, followed by merriment at Arcadia Ales in support of SWMLC! Every pint makes a difference! We are super-excited about this event! The paddle has been coordinated to coincide with Southwest Michigan Land...
No Family Left Indoors: Hop into the Prairie

No Family Left Indoors: Hop into the Prairie

Free admission and open to all ages! What’s that in the grass?! Participate in an insect investigation of Hidden Pond’s tall grass prairie . . .  we’re likely to find all sorts of critters, from caterpillars to grasshoppers, crickets to mantises,...
Cupcake Tike Hike

Cupcake Tike Hike

Free admission and open to all little kids and their families! Cupcakes are fun to decorate and even more fun to eat! Please join us for an age-appropriate hike through portions of Chipman Preserve, followed by a cupcake decorating party where your munchkins can make...
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...