Image: Black-capped chickadee captured at Upriver Nature Preserve by Steve Jessmore
Happy New Year! As we embark on the exciting things in store for 2024, now is a wonderful time to reflect on the year we are leaving behind us. Please join us as we look back
Image: Red-headed woodpecker at Wege Foundation Natural Area by Mimi Emig
In December, 3 acres of non-native firs and spruces and 1 acre of invasive autumn olive will be removed from Wege Foundation Natural Area as part of the ongoing restoration of the nature preserve. This
Getting outside in winter is a great way to boost your mood, especially if you are sensitive to the shorter days and harsher weather. Land Conservancy of West Michigan nature preserves are open for exploration year-round, and the cold temperatures need not be a deterrent
McDuffee Creek Nature Preserve features many unique habitats. Explore a few of them with Spencer High of Querkus Creative! Throughout the year, Spencer is sharing videos highlighting the ecosystems, plants, and wildlife that the new nature preserve protects. Watch the first two, featuring vernal pools
With frontage on two tributaries of the Pere Marquette River, the new McDuffee Creek Nature Preserve will offer a destination for explorers to hike, fish, birdwatch, and more.
The Land Conservancy of West Michigan is seeking public support to protect 300 acres of natural land in
There is a lot to love about the forest at Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve. Its steep dune ridges are shaded by beautiful hemlocks, beeches, maples, and oaks. The towering trees provide shelter and food for migrating and resident birds. Foxes, bobcats, and porcupines are
This holiday season, many of you set out to find the big red holiday bows hanging on trees in 16 of the natural areas the Land Conservancy has helped protect. You travelled across West Michigan with your friends, family, and pets and discovered gorgeous natural places—some for the first time!
A hearty thanks to everyone who