February 27Saturday 3 - 9PM
Winter Woodland & Owl Calling in the Tuscola State Game Area
Learn winter trees, shrubs, and wildlife. Have a campfire cookout. Call and shine owls at dusk into evening. Screech, Great Horned, and Barred Owls are possible. Tuscola State Game Area: South of Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan. Meet at the intersection of Wells Road and Cat Lake Road, 2 miles east of M-46 and M-24.
March 20Saturday 1 - 6PM
Maple Syrup at the Simmons Family Farm
Learn about maple syrup production. Help gather sap for boiling. See a working sap house. Sample the product. Simmons Family Farm: 5321 North Branch Road, North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan. Meet at the Simmons farm house at 5321 North Branch Road, north side of M-90, about half way between M-53 and North Branch.
April 16 - 17Friday - Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Saint Clair County Earth Fair at Goodells Park
TLC exhibit table. Goodells County Park: Lapeer Road between Goodells Road and Castor Road, Wales Township, Saint Clair County, Michigan
April 24Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Embracing Our Earth in Huron County
TLC exhibit table. Bad Axe High School: Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan
May 1Saturday 8AM - 9PM
Point Pelee Spring Bird Migration in Ontario
See and learn migratory birds up-close. Point Pelee Provincial Park: Leamington, Ontario, Canada. For those in the Port Huron area, we will meet in the Meijer parking lot in Fort Gratiot at 8AM. Otherwise, we will see you at Point Pelee. Everyone will need a passport, enhanced drivers’ license, or birth certificate.
May 8Saturday 12 - 5PM
Silver Trails Spring Woodland Wildflowers
Walk through old-growth forest. Learn spring woodland wildflowers. Learn forest ecology. Silver Trails Scout Reservation: Jeddo Road west of Black River, Saint Clair County, Michigan. Meet in front of the Silver Trails Dining Hall at the end of the main gate entry drive.
May 22Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Painted Trillium and Northern Forest
See Michigan Endangered Painted Trillium. Learn northern forest ecology. Port Huron State Game Area: Meet at Rynn Road parking lot between Abbottsford Road and McLain Road northwest of Wadhams, Saint Clair County, Michigan.
Port Huron State Game Area Spring Bird Bandout
See and learn migratory birds up-close. Watch experts net and band birds. Port Huron State Game Area: Meet in Beard’s Hills, along M-136 near the Black River, Saint Clair County, Michigan.
May 29Saturday 9AM - 3PM
Mill Creek Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
Sample and learn aquatic macroinvertebrates. Assist the Mill Creek Volunteer Monitoring Project in water quality monitoring. Mill Creek: Meet at the Yale City Park, Saint Clair County, Michigan.
June 19Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Beach Ridge and Swale Habitat in Fort Gratiot
Coastal landscape history and forest ecology. Learn unique vegetation and wildlife of beach ridges and swales. Fort Gratiot County Park - Metcalf Road at Lake Huron, Lake Huron Woods Presbyterian Village - M-25 north of Carrigan Road, Saint Clair County. Meet at Fort Gratiot County Park.
July 17Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Minden Bog / Sanilac Petroglyphs / Wind Turbines
Walk across Minden Bog. Learn unique bog vegetation. Visit the Sanilac Petroglyphs and wind turbines. Minden Bog - Minden City State Game Area, Palms Road end at Black River, near Palms, Sanilac County, Sanilac Petroglyphs - Sanilac State Game Area, Germania Road at North Branch of Cass River, Michigan Wind One - Ubly area, Huron County. Meet at the end of Palms Road at Black River on the east side of Minden Bog.
August 21Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Black River Mussels and Fish
Collect and learn mussels and fish of the Black River. Black River: Location to be announced.
September 18Saturday 9AM - 7PM
Port Crescent State Park / Sand Point Nature Preserve / Huron County Nature Center Wilderness Arboretum
Visit the shoreline, dunes, and forests at the tip of the Thumb along Saginaw Bay. Port Crescent State Park - Port Austin area, Sand Point Nature Preserve - Bay Port area, Huron County Nature Center Wilderness Arboretum - Caseville area, Huron County, Michigan. Meet at the Wal-Mart parking lot on the west side of Sandusky.
September 25Saturday 9AM - 3PM
Black River Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
Sample and learn aquatic macroinvertebrates. Assist the Saint Clair County Health Department in water quality monitoring. Black River Watershed: Saint Clair County, Michigan. Contact TLC for exact locations.
October 23Saturday 10AM - 3PM
Dead End Woods Sanctuary Fall Stewardship
Help TLC take care of this nature preserve. Dead End Woods Sanctuary: Northwest of State Road and North River Road, Fort Gratiot Township, Saint Clair County, Michigan. Meet at the dead end of Wilson Drive near the end of Blueberry Lane.
October 30Saturday 10AM - 3PM
Silver Trails Autumn Forest
Enjoy the fall colors of an old growth forest. Learn forest ecology. Silver Trails Scout Reservation: Jeddo Road west of Black River, Saint Clair County, Michigan. Meet in front of the Silver Trails Dining Hall at the end of the main gate entry drive.
November 6Saturday 10AM - 3PM
James F. Gerrits Sanctuary Fall Stewardship
Help TLC take care of this nature preserve. James F. Gerrits Sanctuary: West side of Chateau Anchor Bay mobile home park, just west of M-29 and Bethuy Road, east of New Baltimore, Ira Township, Saint Clair County, Michigan. Take Lagrand Boulevard at Chateau Anchor Bay entrance to Normandy Boulevard. Meet at the north end of Normandy Boulevard.
NovemberSaturday 8AM - 6PM
Point Edward to Kettle Point Birding / The Pinery Provincial Park in Ontario
Learn waterfowl and other shoreline birds with the Blue Water Audubon Society. Visit the dunes, shoreline, and Carolinian Forest along the east shore of Lake Huron. Point Edward to Kettle Point - Kettle Point area Ontario, Canada, The Pinery Provincial Park - Grand Bend area, Ontario, Canada. Date and locations to be announced. Everyone will need a passport, enhanced drivers’ license, or birth certificate.
DecemberSaturday 9AM - 6PM
Blue Water Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Assist the Blue Water Audubon Society with their annual bird count. Saint Clair County and Sanilac County, Michigan. Date and locations to be announced.