2017-05-18 / Outdoors

Conservancy plans five events in coming week; walks to pulls


YOUNG WILLOWS try to hold their ground in West Grand Travese Bay waters that remain above their historic levels. YOUNG WILLOWS try to hold their ground in West Grand Travese Bay waters that remain above their historic levels. The Leelanau Conservancy has a big list of outdoor activities scheduled in the coming week.

Five events are slated. They are:

 Spring bird migration is in full force so docents Ann McInnis and Ed Ketterer will have plenty to discuss at a walk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lighthouse West Natural Area. The site is located north of Northport.

 An hour later, the organization will host a garlic mustard workbee with the Invasive Species Network (ISN).

Join the effort to remove the invasive garlic mustard at the Clay Cliffs Natural Area from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are invited to stay for a garlic mustardtheme lunch.

All volunteers will also receive an ISN T-shirt as a thank you for participating.

 A second garlic pull will be held at Clay Cliffs on Tuesday from 1-3 p.m.

 At 1 p.m. Saturday docents JoAnne Gerben, Kath Ricord and Shelley Yeager will lead a spring hike at the Teichner Preserve in Cleveland Township.

A boardwalk allows hikers to walk over fragile wetlands with stops to view trees and wildflowers that provide a home for birds and other wildlife. The walk concludes at the Preserve’s 200 feet of frontage along Lime Lake.

 On Sunday at 10 a.m. docent Dave Amos will lead a spring hike at the DeYoung Farm in Elmwood Township. Attention will be given to blooming flowers and trees as well as all nesting birds who’ve returned to the area.

For further information or to registered go to leelanauconservancy.org or call 256-9665.

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