Fall for Leelanau with the Leelanau Conservancy

East Omonee Rd by Mark Smith
East Omonee Rd by Mark Smith

The Leelanau Conservancy invites you to Fall for Leelanau with them all week long! Here are some highlights:

Tuesday, October 19th

Directors Hike at Chippewa Run Natural Area near Empire with Executive Director Tom Nelson at 10am and a takeover of their Instagram @leelanauconservancy with AmeriCorps members Grace Nagle and Veronica Bauer.

Wednesday, October 20th

Autumn Olive Removal Workbee at DeYoung Natural Area to allow native plants to grow in its place. 

Thursday, October 21st

Take a virtual walk in the woods with Docent Shelley Yeager to learn about the intimate relationship between fungi and the trees in a short video filmed at Krumweide Forest Reserve.

Friday, October 22nd

Trails Day at Palmer Woods Forest Preserve is an opportunity to join volunteer docents for hikes, meet LC staff and witness trail crew and trail stewards in action  at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve from 2-5pm with refreshments. There’s also a 2:30pm Fern Garden Hike. At 3 PM you can bike the Ursa Major trail with LC Staff (provide your own bike and helmet) or hike the Bike Trail at 4:30!

Sunday, October 24th

Close the week out with a Fall for Leelanau Concert by singer/songwriters Andrew Lutes and Chris Smith at Tandem Ciders from 3pm-5pm. Raise a glass of Tandem Cider, toast to Leelanau Conservancy and autumn!

Head over to the Leelanau Conservancy website for more information & to sign up for the events! There’s also some fall color tour ideas.

Follow Mark on Instagram for lots more – he does such a wonderful job sharing his work with Leelanau nonprofits!