by Karen Page
Warm weather has arrived in Michigan, we are hearing spring peepers and wood frogs, red wing blackbirds. The dandelions, stinging nettles and wild strawberries along the trail are beginning to rise. The spirit of inspiration is in the air and it is good to be alive! Are you curious? Do you like to wander through forest and field? Is your mind begging to learn a ‘new thing’?
Join us and experience Nature and be inspired! Back Track To Nature will offer programs on two of Lapeer Land Conservancy properties plus Three Roods Farm and the Tibbits Nature Sanctuary both located in Columbiaville. You might like to learn about Organic Gardening, Permaculture Design, Water Harvesting, Square Foot Gardening, Agroforestry, Land Stewardship, Nature Photography, Nature Writing, Meditation, Juice Fasting and Wild Edible Plants.
We offer environmental education programs for scouts, seniors, home-schoolers, garden clubs, youth groups, retreats and other special interest groups. We can tailor programming to fit your specific needs.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Three Roods Farm 4pm – 6pm
Agroforestry with Dr Greg Kruszewski
Join us on Three Roods Farm and learn about agroforestry, a practice
using the benefits of harvestable trees or shrubs grown among or around crops as a means of preserving and enhancing productivity of the land. Cost $10.00. Reservations are necessary.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 10am – 12pm
Wild Tea Party with Gina Delisi
Join us as we explore, locate and identify plants in the wild, then we will
make blended teas and taste treats from the wild too. Dress for the weather and bring your sense of adventure! Cost $5.00. Reservations are necessary.
Monday, May 16, 2016 Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 10am – 12pm
Solar for your Home with Clark Tibbits
Join us for a tour of the energy efficient features of the Tibbits home which include passive solar design, attached greenhouse, solar electric panels and solar water heating. Reservations are necessary.
Monday, May 16, 2016 Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 12pm – 2:30pm
Introduction to Juice Fasting with Robin Mallor and Brandy Beck
Join us for a juice lunch and learn about types of juices even you can create from natural ingredients. Donations accepted.
Monday, May 16, 2016 Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Natural Building with Deanne Bednar of the Strawbale Studio
Join us for an introduction to Natural Building to learn what materials are needed, reed collection and thatching demonstration.
Cost $10.00. Reservations are necessary.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Three Roods Farm 12pm – 2pm
All About Fasting with Robin Mallor
Join us and learn how to begin a juice fast. We will discuss and demonstrate types of fasts, includes a juice lunch. Donations accepted. Reservations are necessary.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Sutherland Nature Sanctuary 8am – 10am
Bird Hike with Fred Townsend
Join us for the first bird hike of the season at the beautiful Sutherland Nature Sanctuary. We will take a leisurely walk through field, forest and visit the wetland to enjoy a variety of bird species. Bring binoculars and water. Donations accepted. Reservations are necessary.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 8am – 9am Walking Meditation with Robin Mallor
Meet at the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary. Learn practices and yoga techniques for focusing the mind and walking in harmony with the earth. Reservations are necessary.
Monday, May 23, 2016 Three Roods Farm 1pm – 3pm
Writing in Nature with Persephone Rivka
Join us for journal writing and build your skills in observation and writing
using our natural world as our source of inspiration.We will meet each month beginning in May through August. Cost $5.00. Reservations are necessary.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 8pm – 9pm
Walking Meditation with Robin Mallor
Meet at the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary. Learn practices and yoga techniques for focusing mind and walking in harmony with the earth. Reservations are necessary. Bring your own water.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 Tibbits Nature Sanctuary 1pm – 3pm
Death Cafe with Robin Mallor RN
A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion with end-of-life concerns. Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” This is an opportunity to express feelings and ideas about death in a supportive environment. We will meet at Tibbits Nature Sanctuary entrance, located on Columbiaville Road and walk the trails Bring your own water. Donations accepted. Reservations are necessary.
Volunteers, we want you! We are always looking for volunteers to help with any number of tasks at our Nature Sanctuaries. Volunteers are essential as we continue to increase wildlife populations, wetlands habitats and prairies. Bring your friends, your co-workers and volunteer as a group. If you have an area of expertise you could share with us or if your only available occasionally, we would love your help too.
The BTTN eNewsletter is emailed once per month. Photo by Karen Page on the land of the Hilton and Marjorie Tibbits Nature Sanctuary.
Pre registration is required for
the programs. Please email
Karen Page and provide your name, number of registrants, phone number and email.
The summer programs will be sent to you soon.If you would prefer not to receive the program information you can