“Water, Trees & Stone: A Mill Creek Story” by Kyle Bagnall
Attend in person at Cheboygan Area Public Library or by Zoom by registering in advance.
An unassuming stream in western Cheboygan County, Mill Creek meanders about four miles before flowing into Lake Huron. Join Kyle Bagnall, Park Naturalist for Mackinac State Historic Parks, to hear how the story of this little waterway is larger than it seems. Our tale flows through ancient seas, over mountains of ice, and flies with flocks of passenger pigeons. We’ll listen for sounds of axe and saw, step ashore with surveyors, and cast a line for trout while swatting mosquitoes. We’ll witness a landscape transformed, as the swish of a scythe turned to blasts of dynamite, while a pulverizer crushed bedrock into powder. We’ll also see beavers build, warblers sing, and a zipline whir as laughing children soar across today’s millpond, blending nature and history together at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. This 45-minute presentation is a perfect prelude to a future hike along the Mill Creek trails to explore the changing landscape together.