top of page
20220319_132736.jpg

Upcoming Events

The Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy has many exciting programs for families, friends, and community members to enjoy throughout the year. 

All GINLC programs are free to the public, but your donations make them possible.

Here is our Google calendar.

Dr. Bruce Jones Memorial Scholarship.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2024:  Deadline for Applications.

GIHS seniors, or GI residents, who are graduating from other high schools can apply for this scholarship by writing about their experiences working to protect our natural environment. Students can complete community service hours to protect our natural environment and then tell us about their experiences on the scholarship application: www.ginlc.org/bruce-jones-scholarship for more information.

April 13th & 14th - John C Jackson Resource Center Grand Opening
8801 Macomb St. Grosse Ile Michigan.
The open house will be Saturday, April 13th, 11AM-3 PM and Sunday, April 14th Noon-3 PM
Join us for a celebration of our new resource center. We will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony, guest speak
ers, and more.  

Sunday, April 14th, Backyard Birding  @ Airport Natural Area (ANA)

28820 East River Rd. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 from 8:00-9:30AM

Have you ever looked at your birdfeeder and asked yourself, "Which bird is that?" We'll talk about birdfeeders, birdwatching, and bird identification in southeastern Michigan. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - Island Cleanup Stewardship Event @ John C. Jackson Resource Center

8801 Macomb St. Grosse Ile from 10:00 am to noon. (April  27 – potential Rain date)

Take some action to help the planet on Earth Day. Please volunteer with GINLC in this Kiwanis-sponsored event as we clean up our GINLC preserves. GINLC.gi@gmail.com for more information.

 

Sunday, April 21st, Oriole Talk @ John C. Jackson Resource Center.

8801 Macomb St. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 at 3:00 PM

Join Phil and Therese Barraco, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited of Woodhaven, for an educational event about all things Oriole!  Learn about the types of Orioles in the U.S., their migration cycle, their nesting behavior, and how to attract them to your yard.

Talk Presented by Phil & Therese of Wild Birds Unlimited.

Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday, May 4th, Ribbit, Ribbit: Michigan Frogs  @ Meridian Woods.

East side of Meridian Road, across from Meridian Elementary School, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 from 1-2:30 PM

All toads are frogs but not all frogs are toads! Huh? This detailed look at Michigan’s hopping amphibians is sure to satisfy the most curious amateur herpetologist (one who studies reptiles and amphibians). Learn about reptile and amphibian habitats, populations, diets, and adaptations for survival in this hands-on program. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information. 

Sunday, June 9th, Slithering: Snakes Need Friends, Too,  @ Bird Sanctuary

The north end of Grosse Ile, at the intersection of Horsemill and Thorofare Road, from 1-2:30 PM

Have you ever looked at a snake and asked yourself, "Isn't that creature beautiful?" Our serpentine friends have unique characteristics that allow them to survive and to thrive as a part of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information. 

Saturday, July 20th, Wetlands are Wonderful  @ Airport Natural Area (ANA)

28820 East River Rd. Grosse Ile, MI 48138, from 1-2:30 PM.

Water covers more than 2/3 of the Earth and is essential for all living things. Wetlands are the place where the land meets the water–and the wildlife hangs out! Learn how important this ecosystem is, what animals we often find there and how they interact with one another. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday, August 4th, Butterflies  @ Airport Natural Area (ANA)

28820 East River Rd. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 from 1-2:30 PM

Marvelous Monarch butterflies are the most widely recognized of all American butterflies. Witness the amazing transformation from a tiny caterpillar to a butterfly. Then on to an epic 3000-mile migration and find out how it all comes down to a simple weed, the milkweed. Look for other butterflies, their host plants, and how to use native plants to attract them to your yard!

Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Saturday, September 21st, Birds of Prey  @ John C. Jackson Resource Center.

8801 Macomb St. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 from 1-2:30 PM

Hawks and owls of the Great Lakes region will be the focus of this program. Photos, video, sound recordings and taxidermy mounts will be used to identify these birds and to demonstrate their hunting and feeding behavior and other adaptations. We will discuss where birds of prey can be found and their predator/prey relationships. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information. 

Saturday, October 26th, Owl Prowl – Outstanding Owls @ Centennial Farms.

25795 3rd Street, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 from 7-8:30 PM

We’ll explore “wide-eyed owls” with all their neat features, from hooked beaks to silent wings to oh-so-sharp talons, through movement, artifacts,  and taxidermy. We’ll also listen to the sounds of Michigan owls and try to mimic them and dissect their pellets!

Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Saturday, November 16th, GINLC Annual Membership Meeting @ Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club.

9339 Bellevue Rd. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 from 10:30AM-Noon. Doors open at 10 AM
 

Saturday, November 16th, Creatures of the Night @ John C. Jackson Resource Center.

8801 Macomb St. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 from 1-2:30 PM
Eyes in the dark staring back at us can be…disturbing! Many of these nocturnal critters are innocently lurking in the shadows looking for a meal or a friend--coyotes, owls, bats, and more! Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

 

Sunday, December 15th, Cold-Blooded Creatures @ John C. Jackson Resource Center.

8801 Macomb St. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 from 1-2:30 PM
This up-close look at Michigan’s reptiles and amphibians will satisfy the most curious herpetologist (one who studies reptiles and amphibians). Learn to categorize herps as reptiles or amphibians by observing physical features and life cycles. You will also learn about reptile and amphibian habitats, populations, diets, and adaptations for survival in this hands-on program.

Please contact us at GINLC.education@gmail.com for more information. Program presented by Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

All GINLC programs are free to the public, but your donations make them possible. 

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. 

 

There are several stewardship volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including most on Monday mornings.  To stay informed look for us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GINLC.GI or sign up for our email list.

griffon at halloween 2019.jpg
bottom of page