Wild blue lupine at Kitty Todd Preserve.
Kitty Todd Nature Preserve Wild blue lupine at Kitty Todd Preserve. © Randall Schieber

Join The Nature Conservancy and its partners in the Green Ribbon Initiative in a celebration of the region’s rare Oak Openings habitat during Blue Week, scheduled for May 11-17.  This globally unique region is home to a wide variety of blue plants and animals, such as wild blue lupine, Karner blue butterflies, blue spotted salamanders, big and little bluestem, blueberries, bluebirds and more.

The event features family-friendly events, indoor and outdoor activities, workshops, lectures, tours, and stewardship opportunities across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Activities will take place at The Nature Conservancy’s Kitty Todd Preserve and other sites throughout the region, such as Oak Openings Metropark, Wildwood Park, Maumee State Forest and more.

Highlights include:

  • Guided hikes
  • Native plant sale
  • Family Day
  • Geocaching

There are many events planned over the span of seven days, so please visit the Oak Openings Region Green Ribbon Initiative web site for the most accurate, up-to-date information.