Searchin’ for ‘Saugas

Searchin’ for ‘Saugas

Searchin' for 'Saugas in Soggy SituationsEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Surveys at SWMLC There’s a special feeling of gratefulness when a friend shares their umbrella during a storm.   When the umbrella is so large that it protects a whole ecosystem of plants and...
Birdathon 2024 Highlights

Birdathon 2024 Highlights

Birdathon 2024 Highlights! Another year, another SW Michigan Team Birdathon, and another great and very full day of birding!   Thanks to your support, we raised $2770 towards trail improvements at Wolf Tree Nature Trails! Thank you! SWMLC’s 2024 Birdathon...
Birdathon 2024

Birdathon 2024

Sponsor SWMLC’s Land Larksin the 35th Annual Southwest Michigan Team Birdathon! Tap to make a flat donation or per-bird pledge. Please consider donating to this fun and worthwhile cause, by either making a flat donation (e.g. “I’ll give the Larks...
Conservation Partnership in Action!

Conservation Partnership in Action!

Conservation Partnership in Action!Working with Michigan Department of Natural Resources to create the new Paw Paw River State Game Area Protecting this big, beautiful, untamed land is a great example of how essential strong partnerships can be for conservation in...
It’s Official!

It’s Official!

It's Official!LaGrange Valley Wetlands is SWMLC’s newest and largest nature preserve. If snakes had voices, the massasaugas would be cheering! We’re excited to announce that 457-acre LaGrange Valley Wetlands is now officially SWMLC’s newest and largest nature...
Fairway to Heaven

Fairway to Heaven

Fairway to HeavenCelebrating the completion of the Fairway to Heaven Conservation Easement. Another healthy chunk of land along the Paw Paw River has been protected forever, thanks to Carol Harris and her generous conservation spirit! Not content to just love nature...
Making Conservation Personal with StoryCorps

Making Conservation Personal with StoryCorps

Making Conservation Personal with StoryCorps Two people are talking on the radio. Their heartfelt conversation is so real that you pause to listen and realize . . . it’s a StoryCorps interview. jump to interview links! StoryCorps is a non-profit organization that...
2023 La Grange Valley Appeal

2023 La Grange Valley Appeal

LaGrange Valley WetlandsRECOVER  •  RESTORE  •  REWILD We are thrilled to announce that, through a combination of pledges and gifts received from over 200 individual donors, we have met the $125,000 Carls Foundation Challenge to protect and steward the 457-acre...
Friend to Birds

Friend to Birds

Friend to Birds Gail Walter’s interest in birds was hatched by a childhood copy of Golden Guide to Birds, and intensified as an active adult birder. Now, that enthusiasm for birds has fully fledged into a passion for saving them. A former SWMLC Board member Gail, is a...
Outfoxing the Beavers

Outfoxing the Beavers

Outfoxing the BeaversAnd other improvements at Spirit Springs Sanctuary Does the sound of running water make you so crazy that you have to drop everything and find the leak right now? If this is you, chances are you’re a beaver! Beavers build dams of mud and sticks to...