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Announcing the 5th Annual Les Cheneaux Aldo Leopold Festival
Visit www.aldoleopoldfestival.com to purchase your $5 wristband for participation in most festival activities.
“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.
It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
On behalf of the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation, Hessel Schoolhouse/Avery Arts & Nature Center, Clark Township, and many community organizations, we invite you to the 5th Annual Les Cheneaux Aldo Leopold Festival! This year, we are once again offering a multitude of opportunities to explore our local connection to one of America’s most influential naturalists. Planned over the course of four days, a wide variety of activities, excursions, and featured presentations will take place in Les Cheneaux and the eastern Upper Peninsula.
In 2019, we are celebrating Birds, Bees, and Blooms. A sample of the activities includes:
– Multiple birding trip opportunities
– Paddle trips with Woods & Waters
– “Make your own paddle” workshop at the Great Lakes Boat Building School
– Boat rides to Leopold Landing on Marquette Island
– A hike at the 1,683-acre Aldo Leopold Preserve on Marquette Island
– Presentations on Bumblebees, Ferns, Carnivorous Plants, Invasive Plants, Michigan Lichens, and many more!
– A children’s hike through the Derby Preserve
Visit www.aldoleopoldfestival.com to purchase your $5 wristband for participation in a number of festival activities. Additional fees apply to some of the workshops or all-day trips. Wristbands purchased online may be picked up at the Hessel School House (Avery Arts & Nature Learning Center). Some events require advanced registration. Please visit www.aldoleopoldfestival.com and follow registration directions for each event.
For general information on lodging, restaurants and taverns, and other services available in our area, visit www.lescheneaux.org. To learn more about the North Huron Birding Trail, please visit www.northhuronbirding.com. For all other festival related questions and information, please contact the Hessel School at [email protected] or by phone at 906.484.1333.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s festival!