Nature Explorer – These trips are designed to focus on the traveler who loves landscapes, nature, learning and travel.
Outdoor Adventurer – Travelers looking for a higher level of physical activity and adventure may find these trips more appealing.
Focused Specialty – When it comes to specialties, these may be the trips for you if you want to take amazing pictures of animals, plants, landscapes, or scenery; if adding species to your life list is a must; or if reeling in a big fish is something you have always wanted to do.
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Natural Treasures of the Sonoran Desert
March 22-28, 2020
Wildlife photographers and bird watchers alike will explore the “Real, natural, Arizona”. From our base camp in the Tucson area, we will find the perfect places to catch sunrises and sunsets over the Sonoran desert including the iconic saguaro cactus. Other highlights of the experience will include visiting the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, having a private photo session with native Arizona wildlife and visits to our favorite locations to take in all that the desert has to offer.
The tour will be co-lead by ODC Network’s Chief Naturalist Joy Funk and Professional Photographer John Dykstra. Joy and John have significant experience guiding eco-tours and are sure to help you capture great photos in Arizona. We will also be employing the services of local expert Sandy Anderson of Gray Hawk Nature Center.
Contact trip leader Joy Funk to learn more or to sign-up: 616.393.9453.
Trip Type: Focused Specialty
2020 Sonoran Desert Photography Trip Brochure (Brochure Download)
Sylvania Wilderness Area Kayaking
August 1-6, 2020
The Sylvania Wilderness Area in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula encompasses over 18,000 acres of the Ottawa National Forest near Watersmeet, MI. The wilderness has 34 named lakes and a large natural area of old growth forest providing habitat for a wide range of living things like rare orchids, bald eagles, loons, and osprey. The forests consist of mostly virgin northern hardwoods mixed with patches of ancient white pines. There are 84 campsites in 29 locations throughout the wilderness bordering many of the larger lakes. In addition to daily kayaking, there will also be time for fishing, exploring or just relaxing. Kayaking on this trip will generally be easy and relaxing as it is open water with no current and will likely be limited to around 4 hours per day.
This is a kayak camping trip, therefore appropriate camping gear is required. We will be parking the vehicle at the access point and paddling in with all of our food and gear. Kayaks, paddles and PFD’s area available for free lending though you may be able to bring your own too.
Contact trip leaders Mike Graves to learn more or to sign-up: 616.355.1057
Trip Type: Outdoor Adventurer
2020 Sylvania Wilderness Kayak Trip Brochure (Brochure Download)