Hike with Us This Summer!

Summer is a great time to explore our preserves! Join naturalists and historians from Chippewa Nature Center and discover Little Forks Conservancy’s preserves at one of these great hikes!

Salamander Meander at Riverview Natural Area
Friday, June 16 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Silent and secretive, salamanders are often a creature of mystery. Join CNC Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier as we hike and turn over logs to look for these shy amphibians. We’ll even check out any remaining vernal pools for salamander young!

Looking Under Logs at Forestview Natural Area
Thursday, July 20 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Worms, slugs, pill bugs and salamanders are just a few examples of life under a rotting log. Come flip logs with Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier to discover what other treasures can be found in this unique microhabitat.

An Evening with Bela Hubbard at Averill Preserve
Tuesday, September 26 | 6-7 p.m.
By wagon, on foot and in canoes, three men (and a dog) set out to explore the new state of Michigan in September, 1837. Join Kyle Bagnall in a costumed, first-person presentation based on the life of Bela Hubbard — geologist, naturalist, surveyor and explorer — as he describes an autumn journey 180 years ago when “there were no highways but the streams.”

Fungi and Falling Leaves at Riverview Natural Area
Saturday, October 14 | 10-11:30 a.m.
Meet Interpretive Naturalist Jeanne Henderson at Little Forks Conservancy’s Riverview Natural Area in search of colorful fungi and leaves.

Directions to each preserve can be found by clicking here.

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