Free admission and open to all little kids and their families!

Where have those silly leprechauns hidden their stash? Let’s follow the geocaching clues and find it! Julie Collard and TJ Wilkinson of the Kalamazoo area chapter of Little Adventurers’ Club will lead the group on an age-appropriate hike for little folk at Portman Nature Preserve. There will be plenty of time for scampering and lots of stops to turn over leaves, balance on logs, and wait for slowpokes.

WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 3:30 pm.

WHERE: Portman Nature Preserve, Antwerp and Almena Twps., Van Buren Co.

RSVP: Even though this is a free event, RSVPs are always nice and it’s helpful for us to know that you’re coming. Please call our office (269-324-1600) or email Miko at

DIRECTIONS: From I-94 take the Mattawan Exit (# 66) and head north (right) from the traffic circle onto Main Street. Head north for 1 mile to reach Red Arrow Highway, then turn left (west). Go west for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) onto 27th Street (look for Owsiany Farm Stand on the corner). Continue traveling north for 0.75 mile, then turn left (west) onto 49th Avenue. Go about 0.75 mile to the preserve entrance on the right/north side of the road (just west of the old white farm house at #28534).