CHASSELL -- Michigan Nature Association (MNA) will sponsor two upcoming Keweenaw nature field trips.
Join Joseph Youngman and Lynn Murphy at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 26, for a Birds and Bugs Field Trip at Klipfel Nature Sanctuary -- on the trail and along Brockway Mountain Drive. Participants will keep eyes and ears open for spring migrants and year-round residents. Bring along your own water, snacks, bug repellent and wear sturdy footwear for hiking.
To get there from Eagle Harbor, follow M-26 north and turn right onto Brockway Mountain Drive. Travel several miles to the Brockway Mountain Lookout and continue 2 miles past and look for the large MNA Events sign.
(The "road closed" sign might still be up at Brockway Mtn. Dr. entrance, but the road is open to travel.)
Note: This event was originally scheduled to happen in Estivant Pines, but road wash-out issues and snow-covered trails decreed the change of location.
At 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, Amy Schrank, Michigan Tech aquatic ecologist, will lead an Aquatic Biology Field Trip at Black Creek Nature Sanctuary.
Participants will meet at the Black Creek trailhead and explore the wetlands and resident creatures along the 3.5-mile trail. Pack water, snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, hat, and wear sturdy footwear that can handle moisture. This activity is suitable for the family.
To get there from Calumet, turn west onto M-203 and travel 1.25 miles to Tamarack Waterworks Road and turn right. Travel 2.5 miles on Tamarack Waterworks Rd. to Sedar Bay Rd. and turn right again. Follow Sedar Bay Rd. approximately 2.5 miles until reaching the Black Creek trailhead sign and parking area on the right.