2nd annual Aldo Leopold festival coming mid-May

postcardside1The second annual Aldo Leopold Festival is coming to the Upper Peninsula in Mid-May.

This year the festival is celebrating a new 150-mile long birding trail.

It begins in St. Ignace and branches off into a number of other trails.

Caroline Crecelius is with the festival. She said, although it’s a great addition, there is a lot more to the festival than just the trail.

“On each day we have different speaker presentations. Each day we have guided birding walks through Les Cheneaux and wildflower walks. We’re going to have a raptor education program. Another thing we’re highlighting is the Aldo Leopold festival triathlon. A six mile bike, two mile run, and a one mile kayak paddle.”

Crecelius said Leopold is one of the fathers of modern environmentalism.

The festival runs May 13-15. Events are scheduled throughout the Les Cheneaux Islands.

More information is at this link.