2012’s line-up of Outreach Events includes the tried and true and something new. Please join us and invite a guest or two!
Wildflower Road Show Saturday, April 28, 2:15 p.m. at the COL office. Spring is early this year! Let’s venture out for a breath of fresh air, welcome sunshine and beautiful wildflowers. This year, naturalist Pat Underwood will give us a VIP tour to spots off the beaten path to enjoy flowers not commonly seen every day. Locations determined by wild flower population. We’ll meet at 2:15 p.m. at the COL Office and begin our caravan journey. Please join us!
Voyageur Canoe Moonlight Marsh Excursion Thursday evening, May 31, 8:45 p.m. at the New Buffalo Public Boat Launch. Back by popular demand, the ever-popular canoe trip glides through the marsh in the moonlight. in a whole new light! The moon will be just past full on Thursday and you’ll be able to see what the Louis J. Sima Marsh looks like by moonlight. Join Love Creek naturalists Kip Miller and Pat Underwood as we launch Voyageur Canoes into the soft, dark waters of the marsh. (Members only event. Members qualify for complimentary tickets based on membership level. Not a member? This is your chance join up! This event has limited seating – you must reserve early to ensure participation.)
Robinson Woods Guided Tour by COL Stewardship Chair, Bob Tatina Saturday, June 23, 9:45 a.m. at the COL office. Who lives in Robinson Woods? With Bob Tatina as our guide, we’ll take a hike through Robinson Woods to discover the flora and fauna there. Meet at the COL office at 9:45 a.m. to caravan over.
The Nature of the Beach Saturday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. at Weko Beach. Everyone knows the beach is a great place to hang out for sun, surf and sand. This morning we’ll explore the wild side of Lake Michigan beach with Love Creek naturalist Pat Underwood, looking for beach plants and signs of animals. We’ll also investigate the different kinds of rocks present and learn what “Indian Beads” really are – or used to be!
WHOOO ARE THESE OWLS? Saturday, July 28, 1 p.m. at New Buffalo Performing Arts Center.
Who doesn’t love the Owl? Aimee Pico from Lake Milton Raptor Education Center is bringing five different species, some native to Southwest Michigan, for a live presentation at the New Buffalo Performing Arts Center. Learn where to spot them, what they like to eat and where they live….(Complimentary Admission for 1-4 persons based on membership level. Non-members are welcome to participate as well — $10/adult, $5/child. Call the office to reserve a spot and visit our website for updates!)
Marsh Meander in a Voyager Canoe Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. at the New Buffalo Boat Launch. For those that couldn’t join the moonlight canoe adventure earlier this year, join us as we glide through the marsh during the day. We’ll focus our attention on all the fantastic improvements made to the marsh thanks to all of your support! Come take a first hand look! (Members only event. Members qualify for complimentary tickets based on membership level. Not a member? This is your chance join up! This event has limited seating – you must reserve early to ensure participation.)
Fall Color Hiking Saturday, October 20, 2:30 p.m. at Chikaming Township Park.
Who doesn’t love a nice fall color walk? Love Creek naturalist Pat Underwood knows the best spots to enjoy a beautiful array of fall colors. We’ll meet at Chikaming Township Park at 2:30 p.m. and caravan to the best spots!
Select Saturdays in January & February
Depending on snow conditions in January and February, we’ll hit the trails at Love Creek for some hiking, cross-country skiing, and pot lucking! Join us for fun and comfort food!