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October 21, 2020

Bat Box Workbee

Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. Rain or Shine! Did you know… there are about 9 species of bats that call Michigan home? White Nose Syndrome (WNS) on this sensitive species of mammal has had an impact. More than 1,300 species of bats make up a quarter of the mammal population on the earth. In an effort to assist this animal with alternative roosting for summer months, our Ecology Club designed two-chambered bat houses and four-chambered bat nurseries which need i … [Read more...]

2020 Annual Meeting Date

You are invited to attend CALC's Annual Meeting & Special Program: Wild Fall Mushrooms in Michigan. Sunday, October 4th, 2020 3:00 PM at the Caberfae Ski Club 1 Caberfae Lane, Cadillac, MI 49601 Guest Speaker: Brad West Learn how to identify mushrooms Find where mushrooms grow and what trees are best to investigate Learn how to clean and cook mushrooms After a brief meeting, Brad West will present and discuss fall mushroom hunting. Brad has been hunting mushrooms most of his … [Read more...]

CALC Preserve in Statewide Magazine

The Michigan History July/August 2019 issue featured CALC’s own Waldeck Island Nature Preserve. The “Manny on the Move” article explores off-the-beaten-track historical sites, though we most enjoy our preserve’s natural attributes. … [Read more...]

Give Invasive Species the Brush Off

Thank you to the Wexford Conservation District for donating two shoe brush stands to CALC! Hikers can now brush off the bottom of their shoes before and after each hike to prevent the spread of invasive plant species. An invasive species is an organism that is not native and has negative impacts on the economy, environment, or human health. To find out more, click here. These brush stands will be at the entrances of CALC’s Waldeck Island and Oliver Family Nature Preserve. … [Read more...]

Nice Weather for Walks

Even at 21 degrees, this dog chose to frolic in the creek at the Oliver Family Preserve east of Harrietta. CALC’s preserve is open to the public and a nice place for a short walk on a brisk day. For directions how to get there click here. … [Read more...]

New Trail Well on it’s Way at CALC’s Johnson Preserve

Many thanks to CALC board member, Steve Cunningham, for organizing youth volunteers from around the midwest to make great progress on a new trail at our preserve. The Cadillac News said it as well as we could, so please follow this link. … [Read more...]

Oliver Preserve 2016 Plantings a Success

Wildflowers are sprinkling the field by the entry of CALC Oliver Preserve near Harrietta. Sumac is popping out beyond the protective plastic sleeves. Some have been browsed on by deer...perhaps by the fawn spotted on our June visit. … [Read more...]

Volunteer Shrub Planting Day at the CALC Johnson Preserve

Thank you to the CALC Volunteers that sacrificed their morning Saturday, May 5th, at the Johnson Preserve. Their volunteering helped us plant trees and bushes on the preserve. With their planting work on Saturday, the animals will have a better habitat. We were glad the weather was better than we could have hoped for after this odd spring. Tom Anderson was happy that so many turned out to take over the work so he could oversee and organize. The signage for the preserve has been ordered and … [Read more...]

Earth Day Celebration in the Park 2018

The weather outside has been frightful, but Sunday promises to be warmer. Please come join the Cadillac Area Land Conservancy‘s booth in the Cadillac city park this Sunday, April 22, 2018. Chat with our knowledgeable volunteers regarding what the Conservancy offers you. Please click the links below to find out more fun aspects of this event. https://www.cadillacmichigan.com/ http://www.cadillacearthday.org/ … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed for Planting at the Johnson Preserve

May 5th, CALC needs volunteers to plant shrub seedlings, along with placing tree tubes and weed barrier mats. There will be dense planting coverage for over 1.1 acres. Many hands will make light work. We will start in the morning and work until all the shrubs are planted. Any drop-in effort would be appreciated. No special skills are needed and everyone is welcome. Wear your grubby clothes and gardening gloves and if you have one: bring a hammer, shovel, or scalping tool. Please call CALC … [Read more...]