Guided Walks, Workbees & Other Events
Upcoming Hikes & Events
A Conversation with Ken Scott at the Dennos Museum — Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 pm
Join Dennos Curator of Education, Jason Dake, and photographer Ken Scott as they discuss the exhibition, Leelanau Conservancy Legacy through the Lens of Ken Scott. Using the photographs and related materials as a backdrop, this informal conversation will shed light on Scott’s process while focusing on the images, not the technical jargon. Light refreshments will be served. Free with museum admission ($4 per child ages 3-12; $6 per person ages 13+; free for NMC students and members).
Thank you to the Camera Shop for helping to underwrite this exhibit.
Strengthening Community: Part Four of Our Speaker Series — Saturday, October 4 at 3:00 pm
Join us at the Suttons Bay School Auditorium for the final event in our Leelanau Looking Ahead Speaker Series: Strengthening Community. Mark Wyckoff, Director of The Planning & Zoning Center at MSU and Sr. Associate Director MSU Land Policy Institute, will be our keynote speaker. Mr. Wyckoff was the planning consultant who guided the development and adoption of the Leelanau County General Plan two decades ago. He will bring a unique perspective back to our community, based on his personal knowledge of Leelanau and his work involvement with communities throughout the state of Michigan. Mr. Wyckoff will join local panelists to help us answer a big question: how can we work together to support a healthy and vibrant community of land and people in Leelanau County? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
“Leelanau Conservancy’s Legacy Through the Lens of Ken Scott” at Dennos Museum — September 21—October 26
As part of our 25th Anniversary celebration last year, we collaborated with Leelanau photographer Ken Scott, who spent two years shooting our natural areas and other protected private lands. The result is a stunning collection of images that capture the essence of these beautiful places. Ken’s work will be the subject of an exhibition at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City.
The show will run from September 21 through October 26th. Many thanks to Sustainer Barbara Krause, who is helping to curate the show. “Each of the photographs selected for the exhibition invites us to look closely, engage our sense, savor the moment and share the photographer’s experience. Spend time with his pictures and you will see Leelanau’s beauty and variety with fresh eyes.” For museum hours and info: www.dennosmuseum.org.
“We are pleased to collaborate with the Leelanau Conservancy in the presentation of Ken Scott’s photographic documentation of these natural areas that provide inspiration for all who wander within them,” says Gene Jenneman, Dennos’ Executive Director.
Explore Kehl Lake Natural Area — Saturday, October 11 at 10:00 am
Explore the Kehl Lake Natural Area, north of Northport, with Conservancy docents Ann McInnis and Mary Smart as the cool season approaches. Spectacular colors are just one clue that plants and animals are preparing for a Leelanau winter. Why do some trees drop their leaves after changing colors? How are other native species of plants getting ready? If most native animals remain active all winter how will they acquire the energy they need to survive and escape becoming someone’s dinner? Many questions lead to new discoveries.
Sunday with the Leelanau Conservancy at the Dennos Museum — Sunday, October 19 at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Visitors of all ages will enjoy an interactive tour of the Ken Scott photography exhibition with Leelanau Conservancy Executive Director, Brian Price. Learn about the Conservancy’s mission and the land it protects. Free with museum general admission ($4 per child ages 3-12; $6 per person ages 13+; free for NMC students and members).