CANCELLED: January 2019 Presentation: Turtle Dogs and Ticklish Caterpillars – Local Conservation in Action

January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
People's Church
1758 N 10th St
Kalamazoo MI 49009
Philip Micklin

Join Nate Fuller for the January presentation of ASK’s 2018-2019 program season as he acquaints us with the natural wonders of the Portman Nature Preserve. The Portman Nature Preserve was opened to the public in the fall of 2017, but the project was over a decade in the making and continues today. Nate will share stories of how the preserve came to be and how the latest research on the preserve is shaping management strategies for the future. From turtle- sniffing dogs to tending endangered caterpillars with paint brushes to scrambling down hillsides with teens counting rare plants, the Portman Nature Preserve is an amazing resource of biodiversity and learning.

Nate Fuller is the Conservation and Stewardship Director for the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy. He works with partners and volunteers to develop and implement conservation and restoration projects throughout southwest Michigan. He is a graduate of Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, and Western Michigan University, with degrees in biology and geography with an emphasis on environmental and resource analysis. Nate has over 20 years of experience working for conservation organizations providing environmental stewardship and education.

You are invited to join us to meet and hear Nate on January 28, 2019, at People’s Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. Our program starts at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a social time with light refreshments at 7:00 PM. Guests and the public are encouraged to attend. Handicap parking and access is at either the front or rear entrance of the building. Please remember to bring your own coffee mug to reduce dishwashing.