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8:00 am

Coffee Club

February 2 @ 8:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Donuts, coffee and a nature walk.  What a great way to start your weekend! Join us! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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9:00 am

Nature Story Time: Animals in Winter

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Looking for a fun way to spend a chilly morning with your kids?  Bring them to the Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center for this month’s story time.  Cozy up near our wood-burning stove to hear a story about animals in winter, and then make a craft to explore the secrets of animal survival in our cold Michigan winters. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month. Ages 4-7. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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10:00 am

Tadpoles: Animals

February 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert. This month’s theme will be oodles of animals. We will get learn about the animal kingdom and begin to classify them. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Maple Sugaring

February 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us each month to explore a new topic.  This month we will explore maple sugaring.  Learn about the history of maple sugaring, the process to make syrup and even get a taste of the sweet stuff too!  Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Wolcott Bee Club – Farm Center

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Join the Wolcott Bee Club! Meetings will be held the first Saturday of the month (no meeting in July). Bob Hollis, a bee keeper with 24 years of experience, will be teaching you everything you need to know about keeping bees. You will learn the importance of bees to our ecosystem and food production. This is a fascinating activity, regardless of your bee experience. Supplies and equipment will be available for purchase.

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10:30 am

Family Discovery Days: Animal Tracks ‘n’ Facts

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Winter is a great time to look for animal tracks! Start inside where we’ll see some furs and bones that represent the animals who live at the park.  Then we’ll head out on a winter hike where we will look for signs of these animals.  In honor of the day, we’ll even talk about groundhogs! Dress for the weather, rain or shine. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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11:00 am

Ice Harvest

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Discover the cool history of ice harvesting! Learn how ice harvested from this region’s lakes kept food cold before the invention of refrigeration. This program includes demonstrations of ice harvesting, a chance to try your hands with the tools of the ice trade, and then warm up while discussing the ice man and home ice deliveries. The program begins on the hour and is mostly outdoors. Dress for the weather. No preregistration required, Fun for all ages. Time: 10 - 2 p.m.

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2:00 pm

Fairy Tales & Forecasting

February 2 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Woodchucks (aka whistle pigs) don’t really know anything about the weather. They are, however, part of a long list of animals that have been used for winter forecasting. Let’s learn a bit of the natural and un-natural history of animal “weather wisdom” and come up with an end of winter forecast of our own. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Weather with the Woodchucks

February 2 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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It’s Groundhogs Day! Did he see his shadow?  What does that mean?  Join us for a look at the Groundhog and his legendary rise to weather-forecasting fame. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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6:00 pm

Night Hike & Bonfire and S’mores

February 2 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a night hike and then we will gather around the bonfire for some S’mores to tell tales about animals, people and places from the area. We will also enjoy the tasty bon fire treat, s’mores. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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