Northern Michigan Events: See the Leelanau County landscape through the eye of a conservationist on one of the hikes offered by the Leelanau Conservancy, June 16 and 17. This weekend, participate in one or both hikes, which will be led by Leelanau Conservancy docents, and are free to those interested in learning more about the natural world of Leelanau County!
Lighthouse West Natural Area: A Walk Back in Time
Saturday June 16th, 10am
Observe the impact of past glaciers on Leelanau landscapes. Changing lake levels, shoreline benches and large glacial erratics are some of the evidence of past glacial activity which you will see. Join docents Ann McInnis and Sharon Oriel in the prelude-to-summer exploration of this natural area, and discover its special importance for birds and other wildlife.
Teichner Preserve Hike
Sunday, June 17th, 10am
It's prime time for yellow flag iris and showy lady slippers to be blooming. Learn about this property donated by CBS Newswoman Martha Teichner. Travel the boardwalk over wetlands to the shores of Lime Lake, walk up the hill and visit hardwood upland forest, and the more-than-100-year old American Chestnut Tree with docents Ann Mason and Tom Dunfee.
If you plan on attending either hike, call 231.256.9665. Please note that there are no dogs on docent-led hikes, which last about 2 hours. Visit the Conservancy's website to learn about all upcoming hikes, workabees and events.