Raindate for each Saturday is the Sunday following.
This fun and informative workshop will appeal to those just getting into birding and to experienced birders wishing to hone their skills. Basic bird biology, identification, and habitat associations will be covered. A portion of each day will be devoted to lecture indoors. The indoor portion of the workshop will be at the Eagle Harbor Community Building in Eagle Harbor or at GLC’s Noblet Field Station at Gratiot Lake. Weather permitting, most of the day will be spent birding at various sites in the Keweenaw.
Cost: $100 (GLC member $75) for two days, $50 (GLC member $35) for one day
Although this workshop will be geared to adults, teenagers interested in the topic are welcome to attend.
Janet Avery Scholarships are available, and registrants are encouraged to apply.
Advance registration is required and group size will be limited to allow for a better experience for all. Download Registration form.
Contact GLC at Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org
phone messages 906-337-5476 with any questions or to apply for a scholarship.
Participants should be prepared for easy walking on uneven ground including gravel roads, sand and cobble beaches. Bring sturdy boots, bug dope and/or mesh bug hat, hat, walking stick, and rain gear as needed. Bring plenty of water and a bag lunch. Participants should bring a notebook and pencil/pen, binoculars, and a field guide to eastern birds (if possible). GLC has some equipment that can be borrowed. When you have registered, you will receive a confirmation and other workshop details.
It is officially Springtime. Time to think ahead about what will be popping up in the Keweenaw after all the snow has melted (and I’m not referring to black flies). Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 14. Stroll with botanist Janet Marr and reconnect with spring wildflowers in the Keweenaw. Click here for more details.
KISMA weed crew will join volunteers in this effort. Bring gloves, clippers, and a small digging tool if you have them (we will have supplies on hand).
Bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided. Weather permitting, pontoon boat ride.
Eagle Harbor Community Building
(M-26 across from the Shoreline motel)
Monday, July 31
GLC business meeting
“Keweenaw Orchids: a tale of Beauty in the Balance” presentation by Karena Schmidt
More than any other family of plants, the Orchids are among the most successful at beguiling our senses, arousing our fascination, impressing upon us the delicacy of ecological interactions. Here on the southern fringes of the Boreal Forest, right here in the Keweenaw Peninsula, live nearly forty species of terrestrial orchids -- plants that are neither swayed by deep snows, cold bottoms nor austere availability of nutrients. Yet their adaptability is ever threatened by a rapidly changing landscape.