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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Maple’s Sweet Story

March 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Take a guided walk through the farm’s sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Taste a sample of maple syrup at the end of the tour. Real maple sugar products and pancakes will be available for purchase.. Tours begin every ½ hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather. Time: 11- 2:30 p.m.

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Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 23, 2019

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Maple Sugar Tours

March 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 30, 2019

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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March is sugaring month!  Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees.  We will hike into the spring woods to tap a maple.  Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup and enjoy a treat!  All ages.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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7:00 am

Coffee Club

March 2 @ 7:00 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

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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It’s Michigan Maple Sugar Month. Bring your kids to hear the story “At Grandpa’s Sugar Bush,” then step outside and experience the sight, smell and taste our own maple sugar-making operation. The entire family can stay and afterwards enjoy, for an additional charge, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with real maple syrup. 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: Feathers for Lunch

March 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 is based off the “Feathers for Lunch” book.  We will look for the different birds found at Oakwoods Metroparks and talk about what you can see in your own backyard.  Ages 2-5. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Life in a Pond

March 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 what life in a pond is like.  WE will talk about life in a vernal pool and grab the microscopes to see some of the cool critters we will be collecting. Dress for the weather. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Wolcott Bee Club – Farm Center

March 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 are 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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Maple Sweetness – Historic Center

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 17, 2019

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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It’s maple syrup season! Join us for Maple Sweetness where you will learn how to identify and tap a maple tree, make a maple themed craft and discover how sap becomes syrup.  There will be syrup taste-testing and a sweet treat after the program.  Maple items and kits will be available for purchase.

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10:30 am

Family Discovery Days: Maple Craft

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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March is Maple Sugaring month! This program gives interested families a chance to learn even more about maple trees and how their sap is turned into food products for people.  Investigate what causes the sap to run in the trees during an interactive presentation, and the tools people use to collect the sap.  You’ll learn what a spile is and make one of your own!  We’ll also make decorative colorful maple leaves to take home. And be sure to buy some real maple syrup before you leave. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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