Northern Michigan Events: The Leelanau Conservancy hosts the 19th Annual Plant Sale on the Village Green in Leland this Memorial Day Weekend. Customers can choose from rescued plants such as trilliums, ferns and other native plants as well as local trees and shrubs that were donated by Four Season Nursery. The sale goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th. On Sunday, May 27th the sale goes from noon until 4 p.m.

All proceeds go to maintaining the Village Green and helping with the Leelanau Conservancy's other projects.

Volunteers are needed for 2 hours at a time on Friday to help pass out info, sell Leelanau Conservancy logo merchandise and serve as Leelanau Conservancy Ambassadors.

If you are interested in volunteering, email:

Northern Michigan Memorial Weekend Event

Hike Leelanau's Houdek Dunes

Sunday, May 27th at 2 pm

This Northern Michigan Memorial Day Weekend hike at Houdek Dunes Natural Area in Leelnau County should not be missed! The Pink Lady Slipper orchids (Moccasin flowers) will be offering their amazing profusion of flowering activity in order to attract their special pollinators. The many different habitats at Houdek, near Traverse City, reflect the slowly changing nature of succession of dune landscapes, expose the glacial history of Leelanau County and offer multiple wildlife viewing opportunies. Join Ann McInnis, Judy Hoeffler and Holly Pharmer in exploring and enjoying this very special natural area. If you plan to attend, please email or call 231.256.9665. Please note–no dogs on docent-led hikes, which last about 2 hours. Visit their website to learn about all upcoming hikes, workbees and events.