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Community Field Trips, Volunteer Work Days, and Other Events

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

ashleystokes1

Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_4488
Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods. 

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

ashleystokes1

Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_4488
Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods. 

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

_MG_7125

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

ashleystokes1

Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_4488
Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods. 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

_MG_7125

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

ashleystokes1

Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_4488
Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods. 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

ashleystokes1

Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

_MG_7125

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

ashleystokes1

Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_4488
Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods. 

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

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Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods. 

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_4488
Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

ashleystokes1

Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_4488
Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods. 

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods. 

August – September 2014

Aug
2
Sat
Hike the Hindle-Ross Trails @ Hindle-Ross private property
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the many ways to conserve property is to leave it to LTC in your will, as Debbie Hindle and Ken Ross have done with their 80 acres near Cross Village. Through Debbie and Ken’s creativity and love for the land, they have turned their property into a wonderful place to quietly sit or take leisurely walks. Join a guided walk at 2pm or independently explore the two miles of well-maintained trails of rolling meadows and woodland. Enjoy views of the Waugoshance Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, and take time to linger at the various seating areas provided.

Aug
3
Sun
Night Sky Gazing @ Elmer Johnston Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

August 2008 2

August is one of the best months for stargazing because the weather is warm and the richest part of the Milky Way arcs up over the horizon in the South, with mystery and promise and beauty. We will take a wilderness hike to the stars with Mary Stewart Adams to watch the waxing Crescent Moon on its silent path toward fiery red Mars and golden Saturn in the West, followed by the red giant Antares and the Sagittarius tea pot, tipping toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Mary is the Program Director for the Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, and she will provide an entertaining and informative perspective on the wonders of the northern Michigan night sky. We will be hiking about 1.5 miles. Please bring something to sit on.

Aug
5
Tue
42nd Annual Meeting @ North Central Michigan College - cafeteria
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

_MG_7125

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
North Central Michigan
College Cafeteria – Petoskey

9:00 Coffee/Tea
10:00 Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Trips

 

Aug
7
Thu
Orienteering for Families @ Ransom Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ransom 2011 (3 of 8)

Time to put the electronic devices aside for a bit and get back to basics! Come learn how to use a compass or refresh your skills while exploring the Charles Ransom Nature Preserve. An introduction to the compass and how to use it will be followed by excursions where you follow bearing routes to markers. How many markers can you find?  Don’t be compass shy! This field trip is for individuals or families. The content is most appropriate for older children (12+) and adults. Compasses will be provided for use during the program. You will be going off trail, so please dress in long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

 

 

Aug
12
Tue
Canoe the Jordan River @ Jordan River Nature Preserves
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

ashleystokes1

Join LTC and Jordan Valley Outfitters as they team for this new field trip. The Jordan was the first river in Michigan to be federally classified as Wild and Scenic. As staff from JVO navigates the group through the river, LTC staff will describe the many protected lands along the lower Jordan. We will paddle from Old State Road to the East Jordan boat launch, about a 4-hour trip. No prior experience necessary, but participants must be in good physical condition. Cost is $35 per person including lunch, canoe and gear rental. Cost without lunch is $23. Bring water, snacks, and foul weather gear. Registration required – Call JVO to register: 231.536.0006.

Aug
16
Sat
Sea Kayaking Les Cheneaux @ Woods and Water Eco Tours
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

110

Join Woods & Water Ecotours on a guided paddling excursion among the blue waters and forested shorelines of Les Cheneaux. We will paddle to the 192-acre Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve on Marquette Island. On the island, we’ll hike a new trail across the preserve to the Lake Huron beach. Here we’ll break for an up-north picnic lunch and stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. No prior experience is necessary but participants must be in good physical condition. Total paddle distance is 4 miles; round-trip hike is less than a mile. Cost is $60 per person including lunch, kayak and gear rental, instruction and guide service. To make your reservation please contact Jessie Hadley at 906.484.4157 or www.woodswaterecotours.com.

Sep
7
Sun
Legends, Labyrinths and Lore @ Ward & Eis Conservation Easement
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_4488
Join Jennifer Eis and Don Ward for an educational walk-about at their 50-acre protected property, a rare and wonderful opportunity. You will be free to explore the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, walk the largest turf Labyrinth in Michigan, sit in the Talking Circle or the coils of the Great Serpent. Interpretive signs allow for a self-guided experience. The couple’s unique hand-built log home will also be open for viewing. Arrive anytime between 2 and 5 pm and expect the unexpected. Due to the walking and fragility of structures, this program is not suitable for young children.

Sep
11
Thu
Mushrooming with Marilynn @ TBD
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Limited to first 25 participants! A mushroom hike with local mycologist Marilynn Smith is a special treat! Be amazed by her vast knowledge of all things fungal as you wander the autumn woods.