Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Some places still available in Gratiot Lake Conservancy summer workshops

GRATIOT LAKE -- Gratiot Lake Conservancy (GLC) announces that some places remain in the Tracking Workshop to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 13, at the Noblet Field Station and Gratiot Lake Preserve. Rain date is Sunday, July 14.

Brian Rajdl, instructor and nature educator, will help participants learn to track animals and to interpret the signs they leave behind. Tracks, scats, feathers, fur, rubs, chews, lays, dens, and  burrows are all signs to help identify WHO has been there, WHAT they were doing, WHEN they were there, WHERE their trail leads. Also, you can interpret WHY they left that particular sign, and HOW it might feel to be that animal.

The fee for this workshop is $20 ($15 GLC members); children under 16 (accompanied by an adult) are $5. Janet Avery Scholarships are available. Advance registration is required.

Download the registration form at and also contact Bonnie Hay, GLC program director, at or call her at 906-337-5476 if you wish to register NOW for this workshop. She will give you meeting place directions.

A few places remain in two August workshops: the Beginner’s Workshop on Dragonflies and Damselflies (at sites in Keweenaw County), to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, with Bob Marr, instructor; and the Aquatic Plant Workshop (near Eagle Harbor) with Janet Marr, instructor, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Contact  Bonnie Hay at or call her at 906-337-5476 to register. (Registration forms are also available from the above links to the workshops.)

For current news about Gratiot Lake Conservancy, click here for their Summer 2013 Water's Edge newsletter.

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