Getting Kids Outdoors 3rd Annual Spring Kickoff, Apr 26th

April 26th, 1 to 4 pm at Pond Hill Farm, rain or shine FREE, donations appreciated Get a free Passport to Adventure, one per family Receive a Certificate of Completion for bringing your completed passports NEW THIS YEAR – GKO logo drawstring backpacks filled with door prizes and other goodies.  Our local businesses have been generous asContinue Reading

LTC Hike at Andreae Preserve, May 3rd

Little Traverse Conservancy Hike May 3, 2014, 10am to 12pm Andreae Preserve, Big Sky Trail, Afton, MI 231-347-0991 Explore this beautiful preserve near Afton with extensive hiking trails along the Pigeon River. Learn about beaver, otter and mink activity, their river habitats, and enjoy hiking upland trails on both the Andreae Preserve and the BanwellContinue Reading

LTC Bird and Nature Program, May 3rd

Little Traverse Conservancy Bird and Nature Program for Families: Spring Migrants and River Life May 3, 2014, 10am to 11:30am Bear River Recreation Area, West Lake St., Petoskey. Preregistration required: 231-347-0991 Explore the Bear River Recreation Area with expert birder Mary Trout as nature is awakening from a long winter. We’ll search for warblers, catbirds,Continue Reading

LTC Hike at Birge Nature Preserve, May 2nd

Little Traverse Conservancy May 2, 2014 from 10am to 12pm Birge Nature Preserve, Point Brulee Rd., Cedarville MI Phone: 231-347-0991 Join LTC staff Mike Lynch for a guided outing at the Birge Preserve in Cedarville. Look down for signs and tracks of wildlife and look up for sights and sounds of abundant birdlife. Enjoy theContinue Reading

Camp Daggett Mother Daughter Weekend

May 2-4, 2014 It’s time to get ready for the Mother Daughter Weekend May 2nd – 4th, 2014! This is a great weekend for mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers or “Big Sisters” and daughters age 7-17 to spend some quality time together.  Activities planned for 2014 include s’mores by the campfire, scavenger hunt, gentle yoga, Zumba, book reviews withContinue Reading

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Hike, Apr 27th

Sunday April 27, 10:00 AM – Noon Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Hike to Beaver Pond led by Kate Caldwell. Learn about local geology, wildlife, and a beaver’s effect on nature.

Family Earth/ Arbor Day Celebration at Wagbo Farm, Apr 27th

Sunday, April 27th 1pm to 3pm Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan. FREE & family-friendly. A special day for showing our Mother Earth some love! We’ll be honoring the day with a tree planting, wooly crafts to make-and-take, fun games and activities and visiting the farm animals. For more information contact theContinue Reading

New Study Shows that Parents Worldwide Agree: Our Kids Need More Nature!

By Sarita Bhargava on April 10, 2014 As a parent, worrying about our kids is part of our everyday – it goes hand in hand with parenthood. My worry list gets long, but my top two are their health and their happiness, and I bet it’s the same for you.  When it comes to yourContinue Reading

Raptor Watch in Mackinaw City, Apr 23rd

Wednesday April 23rd 1:00 PM Raptor Watch by Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch. Marvel at the spring bird migration, especially birds of prey soaring overhead to gain altitude to fly north. Meet at Mackinaw City Historical Park. Dress very warmly and bring a lawn chair. For more information contact Kathy at kathynaturelover@gmail.com.

Tour the Floating Laboratories of the Great Lakes! Apr 16th

Wednesday April 16th 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Tour the Floating Laboratories of the Great Lakes! The 104 foot Sturgeon and 75 foot Grayling  (docked on the Cheboygan River) will be open for a guided tour by vessel captains on April 16 from 6-7pm. Tour participants will see the inner workings of the ships andContinue Reading