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February 2019

Annual Native Seedling Sale Orders

February 15 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Are you interested in reforesting acreage or adding trees and shrubs to your landscape, but are having trouble finding them? Our all-native Seedling Sale brings you high-quality trees and shrubs at an affordable price. View the options by visiting our online store at natureiscalling.org/seedling-sale/ starting on February 15. You will be able to pick-up your order on Friday, April 26th, or Saturday, April 27th. Order online, over the phone, or stop by the Boardman River Nature Center for assistance.

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Fly Tying for Beginners

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

The Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a fly-tying workshop for beginners at the Boardman River Nature Center. Chapter members will be on hand to demonstrate basic fly-tying techniques and the tools necessary to get started tying your own flies. Everyone will walk away with a fly they created themselves and with a better understanding of fly fishing and aquatic ecology. This is an event for the entire family, but space is limited so sign up now. RSVP’s are…

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Peepers – The Mitten

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. For more informations please visit: http://natureiscalling.org/learn/pre-k-programs/peepers/

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March 2019

Peepers – Tea Party in the Woods

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. For more informations please visit: http://natureiscalling.org/learn/pre-k-programs/peepers/

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Seedling Planting Workshop

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

Did you know GTCD's spring Seedling Sale only sells native trees and shrubs? These hardy habitat heroes do a great job of thriving in our area while feeding birds and pollinators. They also make the perfect replacements to help stop the re-invasion of invasive species after you've gone to all the trouble of removing them! This workshop has an emphasis on invasive species removal techniques with and without the use of chemicals. GTCD staff, including District Forester Kama Ross, Invasive…

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Peepers – Busy Beavers

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. For more informations please visit: http://natureiscalling.org/learn/pre-k-programs/peepers/

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Gaylord Ultimate Hunting Expo

March 15 - March 17
150 Dale Dr
Gaylord, MI 49735 United States
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The Forestry Assistance Program will man a booth. For more information, visit: www.gaylordhuntingexpo.com

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Peepers – The Busy Tree

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. For more informations please visit: http://natureiscalling.org/learn/pre-k-programs/peepers/

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Spring Planting Workshop (Leelanau County)

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Leelanau County Government Building – Community Room, 8527 E. Governement Center
Suttons Bay, MI 49682 United States
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This workshop has an emphasis on invasive species removal techniques with and without the use of chemicals by Liana May, Borealis Consulting, and Katie Grzesiak, NW Michigan Invasive Species Network Coordinator. Leelanau Conservation District staff will provide recommendations on the native plants to replace invasives.

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Spring Plantings Workshop (Benzie County)

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop has an emphasis on invasive species removal techniques with and without the use of chemicals by Liana May, Borealis Consulting, and Katie Grzesiak, NW Michigan Invasive Species Network Coordinator. Benzie Conservation District staff will provide recommendations on the native plants to replace invasives. Location TBD. 

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