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...
Family-Friendly Garlic Mustard Pull

Family-Friendly Garlic Mustard Pull

Few things satisfy like a garbage bag full of garlic mustard! Here’s a great opportunity to get an early start instilling the values of conservation and community service in your children. Help eradicate this nasty invasive species from the newest of our protected...
HOP! Launch

HOP! Launch

Free admission and open to everyone! Hike Our Preserves (HOP!) is a new program that encourages kids to get healthy and earn free books while having fun in nature . . . and Wolf Tree Nature Trails is a great place from which to launch! Walking sticks and Wolf Tree...
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...