Grassland Nesting Bird Hike

Gary Siegrist, a Legacy volunteer and naturalist, will help you identify the grassland birds of Watkins Lake during their nesting season. Grassland birds observed at Watkins Lake include: Henslow’s Sparrow (endangered in MI), Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel (species of special concern, meaning they are rare or declining in number), Bobolink, and Northern Mockingbird. Grasslands are […]

Medicinal Plants Walk

Stroll with Amanda Klain, a native plant advocate and plant connoisseur, through a Legacy’s Sharon Hills Preserve to discover plants used as medicine historically and today. Learn to properly identify some of these “herbal allies,” hear a history of their use as medicine, and gain insight into why today’s trained herbalists prize certain species. Expect […]

An Insiders’ Look: Reichert Nature Preserve

Join Naturalist and Legacy Trustee Neal Billetdeaux for an informative guided hike of Reichert Nature Preserve. Due to the sensitive nature of some of the habitats in this 92-acre preserve north of Portage Lake, written permission is required to visit the preserve on your own, but registration for this event is all you’ll need for access […]