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(Press Release provided by Leelanau Conservancy)

LEELANAU COUNTY: Events Coming at the Conservancy:

Friday and Saturday – May 22 and 23 – Plant Sale 

Our Wildflower Rescue Plant Sale is coming Memorial Weekend at the Village Green in Leland! Now is your chance to purchase native ferns, trillium and other wildflowers, along with a selection of native trees and shrubs provided by locally owned Four Season Nursery, who will be on hand to answer questions about “going native” in your garden. Sale runs Friday, May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd; hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  All proceeds help maintain the Village Green and assist with other Conservancy projects. Buy some plants early at our office in Leland: trillium and Dutchman’s breeches available now. Call our office to reserve (256-9665) or come by!

Saturday, May 16th, 8 am
Birding at Lighthouse West

The spring bird migration should be approaching its peak about this time. Many of the warblers and a variety of other species will just be passing through on their way north. Join docent Ed Ketterer and expert birder Kay Charter for a hike with the goal of identifying all of the species that can be found at the Lighthouse West Natural Area. In addition to many migrants we should see some of the favorite summer residents, such as Scarlet Tanagers and Indigo Buntings. Bring binoculars and your favorite birding guide or app.
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Saturday, May 16th, 10 am
Hike at Houdek Dunes Natural Area

Houdek Dunes Natural Area and a great spring day…what better opportunity for a hike?  Join docents Mary Smart and Judy Smart as they discuss this diverse natural area, look for wildflowers, and enjoy the beautiful white birch trees, brackens, ferns and Houdek Creek, a spring-fed stream overlooking the tamaracks.  Bring along a  camera and attempt to get up close and personal with the (hopefully) blooming pink lady slipper orchids. Sign-up Here

Please note: Dogs on a leash are welcome at our natural areas, BUT not on docent-led hikes.

Garlic Mustard Workbee at Lighthouse West Natural Area
Saturday May 16th, 1pm 

Another garlic mustard pull Workbee! Come help at Lighthouse West Natural Area where we will work to control the spread of invasive garlic mustard. Bring water and boots. 1-3 pm.

Getting there: From Northport, head through the village on M-201. This turns into county road 640 which becomes county road 629 (N. Lighthouse Point Rd.) Continue north to Cathead Bay Drive and turn left, the parking lot for Lighthouse West is approximately 0.1 mile on the right hand side. Sign-up Here

Photo(s) by Leelanau Conservancy