2015-05-07 / Outdoors

Conservancy plans three weekend events

The Leelanau Conservancy is offering three opportunities this weekend to get out and enjoy spring.

Members of the Conservancy and Invasive Species Network are asking for help Friday to remove invasive garlic mustard from local natural areas, then eat it.

Participants will learn all about the habitat they’re working in and why invasive plants are a threat to the landscape.

Volunteers will meet at the Leland Library at 9 a.m. and then head to Clay Cliffs and spend the morning pulling garlic mustard.

Lunch —including cooked garlic mustard — will be provided afterward at the library for all who volunteer at noon.

Also on Saturday, Docents Ed Ketterer and Holly Pharmer will lead a hike at the Kehl Lake Natural Area.

During the 8 a.m. hike, the docents will introduce participants to the diverse collection of uplands, forest, wetlands and shoreline the natural area has to offer.

They can expect to see spring wildfl owers and migrating birds in each habitat.

Participants should bring binoculars and be prepared for some wet spots on the trail.

At 10 a.m., Saturday, Docents Ann McInnis and Janet Ward will lead a pre-Mother’s Day guided walk at the Clay Cliffs Natural Area.

Further information is available by calling 256-9665.

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