Lights Out Across the Straits – Lights Out Across the Bay

Tuesday, July 29 Lights Out Across the Straits; Lights Out Across the Bay ~ The Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower will rain overhead this night, and the communities of St Ignace and Mackinaw, as well as Harbor Springs and Petoskey, are taking the pledge to turn off the lights in a friendly competition to see whoContinue Reading

Headlands Dark Sky Program

Saturday, July 26 8:30-10:30 pm (sunset is 9:16 pm this evening) New Moon stargaze picnic ~ July is the month of the Thunder Moon, and as Jupiter nears the end of its sojourn in our evening skies, we will gather for mythological tales of the “Thunderer”, and telescopic views at our systems largest planet.

Nature Journaling at Three Pines Studio, Aug 2nd

August 2, 1-3pm Three Pines Studio Looking for a way to relax and enjoy nature? Experience the outdoors through writing and drawing. Absorb the summer season through observation, description and reflection and learn simple sketching and writing techniques inspired by professional author and nature journalist, Claire Walker Leslie. Local naturalist, Alison Berry, will cover theContinue Reading

“Headlands by Day” with Naturologist Maureen Stine, Jul 18th

‘Headlands by Day,’ with naturologist Maureen Stine Friday, July 18 Time: 2-4 pm Location: Meet at Guest House Trailhead The Headlands property boasts miles of trails, an inland lake, and acres of untouched old-growth forest that make it as rich a resource by day as its skies are overhead at night. For this daytime event,Continue Reading

Bluestem Farm Hayride, Potluck & Breathe Owl Breathe Concert, Jul 20th

6:00 pm  Hayride & Potluck 7:30 pm Breathe Owl Breathe Concert (This replaces the hayride scheduled for July 19th) Bring your friends and family out to hear the music of Breathe Owl Breathe, a “long-running Michigan trio [who've] spun their intricate sound so patiently and considerately over the course of more than a decade that theyContinue Reading

Michigan Mammals Presentation at Mackinaw Area Library, Jul 15

July 15th, 11:00 am Mackinaw Area Public Library Michigan Mammals: The Michigan DNR will be presenting a hands-on program about Michigan Mammals.  

Raven Hill Discovery Center – free for families Jul 12th

FREE (Families Reaching Educational Excellence) 2nd Saturday Series: A Family Affair Noon to 4 Free admission for families.  Please no groups or organizations.   Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Questions? 231.536.3369 | 877.833.4254 | info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Children in Nature Summer Program at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

* Thorne Swift Children in Nature Program * Thursdays, July 10 – August 14 * 10:30 to noon * Exciting thematic children’s program entails a captivating story session at the fire circle, an outdoor nature activity, and fun crafts. * Dress for the weather! * Only cost is a $5 parking fee (waived for members ofContinue Reading

LTC and Bearcub Outfitters Kids’ Hiking Club Bird Walk

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS), Little Traverse Conservancy and Bearcub Outfitters Kids Hiking Club are hosting a Bird Walk on July 5.  The walk begins at 9 a.m. at Spring Lake Park, and will be led by PRAS member, Mary Trout. This free, easy-going walk, will be along the boardwalk and bike path and willContinue Reading

Headlands Dark Sky Park

Friday, June 27 9 to 11 pm (sunset is 9:33 pm this evening) New Moon stargaze picnic. New Moon can be the darkest time of the month, so we will gather throughout the season to take advantage of the dark with stories of the visible constellations, starting with tonight’s program, timed also to coincide with theContinue Reading