Sugar Island

Great Blue Heron

Yesterday, we took the ferry to Sugar Island and visited the Bailey-Lagerstrom Nature Preserve, near the bottom of the island. This nature preserve is part of the Little Traverse Conservancy system. It features a kilometer long trail through a beaver swamp, at the end of which, we flushed a pair of Great Blue Herons from a dead tree. Before taking the ferry though, we fortified ourselves with a lunchtime visit to Clyde’s and bumped into Dan and his crew, who were just finishing up their own Clyde’s replenishment. After lunch, we lined up for the ferry and had to wait for the next one, before we could board. We got the half off senior citizen discount for our roundtrip fare. We had some difficulty locating the preserve, because its signage was less than spectacular. Eventually, we found it though. There was a guy there, who didn’t want to get parked in by us. He spoke with us and at first seemed a little bit creepy, but in the end was mostly harmless. On the way back, we just missed the ferry, but then caught the next one. All-in-all it was a good visit.

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