Hidden Pond Preserve
Saturday, June 22, 2013 • 9 a.m..
4280 Otis Lake Rd., Hastings, MI
Painted Sanctuary Project
BRING YOUR PAINTINGS!
to THIS OR one of the next
2 Paint Outs.
Hiidden Pond Preserve
The beautiful 67-acre Hidden Pond Preserve sits on the west side of Otis Lake Road in Barry County. Once a local farm, the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy has converted it’s pastures and corn fields back into native prairies, a free flowing stream and rediscovered Hidden Pond. The prairie flowers and grasses fill the meadows. Dense stands of big bluestem and little bluestem, sprinkled with splashes of purple coneflower and blackeyed Susan, now thrive amid the decayed corn and soybean stubble. Hidden Pond Preserve protects a small, but important tributary which empties into Glass Creek, a certified trout stream. About 50 yards uphill from the stream lies Hidden Pond itself. Please join the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan as we paint this surprisingly beautiful preserve.
NATURE WALK at HIDDEN POND
On Saturday, June 22nd, while you are painting at Hidden Pond Preserve, the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy will host a Nature Walk for it’s board members and special guests at the preserve. As they walk the trails they may stop by your easel to see your work and chat.
Artists are asked to please park north of the main parking lot.
A sign will mark the area.