As the bonds of COVID-19 lessened, Keweenaw Wild Ones and our guests had the great pleasure of accompanying naturalist Nancy Leonard on a ramble May 22 into the Michigan Nature Association’s Keweenaw Shores Sanctuary.
Located just across Highway M-26 from Esrey Park, this rocky, winding path meanders through a variety of habitats. Our mission was to view flowers that bloom early in the year, including spring ephemerals, which often disappear once the more robust flowers of summer take the stage.
Afterward, we had a BYO sack lunch at Esrey Park. Yep, there were bugs, but the bug magnets among us wore netting, so even the blackflies couldn’t spoil a perfect walk in the woods. Thank you, Nancy Leonard, for a lovely time.