Other Programs of Interest


May 1-June 30
Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N. Westnedge
Art exhibit by Lad Hanka

Lad will present the Wild Ones program on October 25, on the topic “Artists, Naturalists, and Natural Communities.” His special KIA exhibit will include a large selection of the artworks in which he’s been collaborating with honeybees. “Curtains of honeycomb partially obscure my etchings and drawings which I place in the beehives. I never know what they will do with it, but the contribution of bees is always a breathtaking addition.” The exhibit will include forty or more of Lad’s mostly new collaborative works with bees, about a dozen etchings of the spring birdlife now migrating through, plus an impression of Kalamazoo River Songlines, a large etching (8 by 3 feet) which traces the course of the Kalamazoo River and plays with images of the many Kalamazoo River Songlines, etching by Ladislav Hanka birds, bees, frogs, ferns, flower, snakes, roots, and animal tracks we might encounter in the watershed we live in and of whose molecules we too are composed.” This etching is in major collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.


Friday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Sacred Shaman, Fundraiser Concert for Standing Rock Sioux and Water Protectors
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2208 Winchell, Kalamazoo

A concert of music from a variety of native traditions: Native American, African, Celtic, and Asian Indian. There is no admission charge, but all voluntary donations will go to the Water Protectors Legal Collective, acting in concert with the National Lawyers Guild to provide legal defense for water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and in defense of native American treaty rights.


Monday June 19
River City Wild Ones (Grand Rapids area) program

Location:  Lowell Township, Huckleberry Hills
Topic:  Annual Plant Exchange and Guided Oak Barren Hike
Presenter:  Jesse Lincoln, Ecologist with Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Visit www.rivercitywildones.org for full program descriptions and directions to program sites.