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Beginning Kayak Lessons

BEGINNING KAYAK LESSONS - June 23, Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM - For ages 16 and older. Join a Sarett naturalist at North Lake Park to learn the basics of kayaking. Members/$20, Non-members/$25. Please call (269) 927-4832 to register. Kayaks, paddles, and PFDs are included. You may bring your own equipment if you prefer.

Lavender Adventurers: Art Exploration

LAVENDER ADVENTURERS: ART EXPLORATION - June 29, Saturday, 1:00-3:00 PM - Join Sarett naturalists alongside queer artist and Southwest Michigan homesteader, Vanessa Rae, on an art journey throughout the Sarett property. Vanessa will lead us on a 3 part exercise working on foreground, background, and full landscape art skills. This is a great program for beginners and avid artists alike. We will have some supplies on-site but encourage participants to bring their own preferred mediums. (This outdoors group is partnered with the OutCenter of Southwest Michigan for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.) Members/$20, Non-members/$25.

Nature Center Closed July 4

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY - July 4 - Please enjoy the trails while the building & butterfly house are closed.

Turtle Dogs in the Field

TURTLE DOGS IN THE FIELD - July 6, Saturday, 10:00-11:30 AM - Go into the field with John Rucker and his amazing Turtle Dogs this morning to watch the dogs as they track down box turtles for our population assessment. Members/$20, Non-Members/$30, Children/$10. Spaces are limited. Please call 269-927-4832 to register.

Sarett’s Box Turtle Data and What it Means

SARETT’S BOX TURTLE DATA AND WHAT IT MEANS - July 6, Saturday, 2:00 PM - Join Sarett naturalists and John Rucker as they discuss the Box Turtle data for the last three years and what it means for Sarett and how we compare to other natural areas. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/$5, Non-Member/$8, Children/$3.

Mysteries of the Mitchell’s Satyr

MYSTERIES OF THE MITCHELL’S SATYR - July 13, Saturday, 10:00 AM - Sarett is one of the few places in the world that has prime habitat for this federally endangered butterfly. Join our director, Nate Fuller, to learn its habitat needs and natural history. We’ll include a walk to try to see the butterfly in flight. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/$5, Non-Member/$8, Children/$3.

Buntings, Bluebirds, & Bagels

BUNTINGS, BLUEBIRDS, & BAGELS - July 20, Saturday, 8:00 AM - Join a Sarett naturalist on the Prairie Platform to observe the birds breeding in the prairie. Bagels and beverages will be available too! Bring your binoculars. Please call 269-927-4832 to sign up. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/$5, Non-Member/$8, Children/$3.

Lower Jeptha Lake Paddle

LOWER JEPTHA LAKE PADDLE - July 21, Sunday, 10:30 AM - Meet at Sarett to travel up to Lower Jeptha Lake to kayak the shore line with director, Nate Fuller. Participants will lunch at a picnic area and take a naturalist led walk on the Southwestern Michigan Land Conservancy’s property. Participants will then kayak the rest of the way back to the boat launch. Please bring a bagged lunch and plenty of water. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Members/ $20, Non-Members/ $25.

Monarch Festival

MONARCH FESTIVAL - July 27, Saturday, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM - Join Sarett at Love Creek County Park for a day on everything to do with Monarchs including outdoor booths, crafts, cookies, face painting and more!

Women in Nature: Kayak the Galien River

WOMEN IN NATURE (W.I.N.): KAYAK GALIEN RIVER - July 28, Sunday, 1:00-4:30 PM - Join us for a scenic paddle along the Galien River from Glassman Park to the Red Arrow Highway Launch. After our paddle, we will enjoy a walk on the boardwalks over the marsh of Galien County Park. Previous kayaking experience is required. *If water levels are not suitable, an alternate river will be chosen. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Members/$20, Non-Members/$25.