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January 2021

Full Wolf Moon

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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**Program Full** Take a walk in the full moon light at Hudson Mills Metropark. During this one-mile guided hike, you’ll discover some moon lore and myths as we explore the park on our nature trails.  During this time of the…

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Winter Bird Hike

January 30 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on February 27, 2021 at 8:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

A brisk walk on a winter morning can get the blood pumping, provide some pretty beautiful views and even let you catch the sights and sounds of winter birds. So, get bundled up, grab your binoculars, and meet us at…

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Intro to Geocaching

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Did you know that there is a big game of hide and seek happening right outside your door? Geocaching is a fun, outdoor activity that uses the GPS on your phone to find boxes hidden all over the world. We’ll…

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Winter Wonders: Hike-n-Sketch

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 30, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some winter beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. Bring your own journal and your artistic talent for an inspirational day outdoors! Fun for all…

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What’s Up Doc

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

What’s going on in the woods today?  What made those tracks?  What happened to that tree branch?  What are those little orange things on the trail?  Can we find any insects?  What are animals doing to survive the winter?  What…

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Winter Wonders: Hike-n-Sketch

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 30, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some winter beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. Bring your own journal and your artistic talent for an inspirational day outdoors! Fun for all…

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Marsh Meander

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 27, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on March 27, 2021 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Join us to take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking Lake Erie Metropark’s marshes. We will search for some interesting occurrences and wildlife in the marsh. You never know who might show themselves during this interactive walk! Fun for…

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Groundbreaking Groundhogs

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Will the groundhog see his shadow? Will we have six more weeks of winter? Join us as we look at the groundhog and how he became a weather forecaster. Fun for all ages! Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost:…

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LENS CAP

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

LENS CAP – the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography – meets six times a year.  This month is a “back to basics approach” as we review basic camera settings and composition.  Be sure to bring your camera…

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February 2021

Crack ‘O Dawn Coffee Club

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 8:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Begin the day, in the perfect way, by joining us for a guided stroll on our nature trails where we will discuss seasonal happenings within the park. Fun for all ages! Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Cost: FREE! Location:…

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Tracks, Scats, and Signs

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 11:00am

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Curious what made that footprint in the snow? Come out and we’ll take a hike along the nature trails to discover the prints, look at the patterns and search for signs these mystery animals leave behind. During this one-mile hike,…

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Winter Brrrrr-ding Saturday

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

It may be winter, but there are tons of different birds that are out and about looking for food! Bring your binoculars and we will go around the park watching and learning about these beautiful creatures. Ages 8 and up.…

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Winter Tracking

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Let’s learn what kind of animals stay active all winter and how to tell what animals were tromping through the snow from the tracks they leave. Join us as we head out on the nature trails for these tracks, and…

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Tadpoles: Groundhogs

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be walking along Splitlog Trail as we highlight the Groundhogs that live in our area during this fun, interactive, outdoor program. Children ages 2 – 5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods…

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Tracking Winter Wildlife

February 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Join us in a search to find our local winter wildlife. All animals leave behind signs to tell us who they are and what they’re up to. Learn how to identify scat, tracks, burrows, and browse. We’ll explore the nature…

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Girl Scouts Brownie: Hiker

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

The nature trails at Indian Springs Metropark are the perfect place to take a hike! Brownie scouts will work towards fulfilling requirements to earn their Hiker badge by exploring approximately one-mile on the nature trails while practicing some hiking skills.…

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Tracks, Scats, and Signs

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 11:00am

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Curious what made that footprint in the snow? Come out and we’ll take a hike along the nature trails to discover the prints, look at the patterns and search for signs these mystery animals leave behind. During this one-mile hike,…

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Explorer’s Club: Feed the Birds

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be discussing how our feathered friends endure the cold Michigan winters! We will search for some of our winter avian ambassadors (birds, that is!). Children ages 6 – 14. Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $4 per…

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Winter Brrrrr-ding Saturday

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on February 6, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on February 6, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

It may be winter, but there are tons of different birds that are out and about looking for food! Bring your binoculars and we will go around the park watching and learning about these beautiful creatures. Ages 8 and up.…

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Winter Tracking

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Let’s learn what kind of animals stay active all winter and how to tell what animals were tromping through the snow from the tracks they leave. Join us as we head out on the nature trails for these tracks, and…

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Evening Snowshoe Hike

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 7:30pm

One event on February 27, 2021 at 7:30pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

The icy hand of winter has grasped the land, and the howling winds bid you stay warm inside. But for you, the intrepid adventurer, we offer an evening of excitement, education, and exercise as we brave the frigid forest on…

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44th Annual Pancake Hike

February 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Unfortunately for the first time in 44 years, we are unable to serve our delectable pancake and sausage breakfast. But we are still able to enjoy a winter hike.  Adults join us for a one-mile guided walk on our nature…

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Strategies & Survivors

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Let’s face it – for most us, if we were dropped in the outdoors in the dead of winter, we would be in serious trouble.  But wildlife seems to manage well, wouldn’t you say?  Join us on the nature trails…

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Exploring Nature Through the Seasons

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 10, 2021

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 24, 2021

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

No matter what time of year it is there is always something to see out on the nature trails in this monthly program! Join us as we discuss the seasonal changes in our park’s plant and animal life and identify…

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Pod Program

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2021 at 1:00pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 1:00pm

One event on March 23, 2021 at 1:00pm

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Does your virtual schooling experience need a little enrichment?  Bring your learning pod or bubble to explore Indian Springs Metropark! Your group of up to ten will explore approximately one-mile of the nature trails on a guided hike.  You will…

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