Now is a perfect time to be totally awed by this 350-acre natural area and discover evidence of the way Leelanau County was, and almost still is, prior to development. Witness the slow change at Houdek post-retreat of the last glacier and its ecological succession from sandy beach to northern mixed hardwood forest with associated wildlife communities still thriving there. We’ll look for evidence of bobcats, coyotes, cougars, bears, deer, foxes, porcupines and many other species with whom Leelanau’s nature-appreciative human inhabitants share the landscape. And we’ll discover some cool facts while doing so. Join docents Ann McInnis and Jane Gale, along with some newly minted docents, as they share their expertise related to Houdek Dunes. This will be a moderate hike through sandy dunes, wear appropriate footwear. Hike will last around 2 hours.