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April 2019

Disc Golf Camp for Grown-ups

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn the basics of the sport of disc golf and find your new favorite hobby! Disc golf is a great recreational sport for all ranges of physical ability. Adults of any age can learn to play. We’ll cover what you need to know to get started including rules, equipment and techniques and then we’ll head out and play a few holes on our top-rated course. Bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Disc Golf for Adults Camp

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn the basics of the sport of disc golf and find your new favorite hobby! Disc golf is a great recreational sport for all ranges of physical ability. Adults of any age can learn to play. We’ll cover what you need to know to get started including rules, equipment and techniques and then we’ll head out and play a few holes on our top-rated course.

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May 2019

Nature Story Time: Spring Wildflowers

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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April showers bring May flowers!  Explore why and how by joining us for a story, and then discover the world of flowers by using sight, smell and even sound! Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children aged 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Spring Color Fling

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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After a long grey winter, springtime is here and the colors are blooming. What better way to celebrate than with a blast of the colors of spring in Hudson Mills Metropark! Your color walk will take you along a beautiful one-mile route along the nature trail. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season as you find five stations to be doused with color. * Each registered participant will get a t-shirt to wear and get colored in a rainbow. Walk any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Refreshments available for an additional charge. Preregister by April 23 to get your choice of T-shirt size.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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With miles of trails that are home to a wide variety of plants and animals, Hudson Mills Metropark is the perfect place for earning your Brownie Hiker badge. For this program, we’ll have fun learning how to be prepared for a safe and enjoyable hike. Scouts will get to make a plan and choose their own trail, gain new trail skills, learn how to select the appropriate gear, and make a tasty hiking snack. We’ll head outside to put our new knowledge to the test, and we’ll even play a game or two. This two-hour program will satisfy all requirements to earn the Brownie Hiker badge. A Girl Scout is always prepared so please remember to bring a water bottle, wear good hiking shoes, and dress for the weather. Interested in more? Scouts can satisfy the requirements for two elective adventures in the same day! Pack a lunch and attend Brownies: Bugs from 1 - 3 p.m. for a day full of fun. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Bugs

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Brownies, get buggy with us at Hudson Mills Metropark! Go eye level with some of our most fascinating bugs. Swimming, crawling, hopping, flying- we’ll spend time outside to find bugs in action and explore their homes. Find out which bugs are insects and which are not as we look for and learn about bugs, both big and small.  Scouts will discover the world of insects while meeting all requirements for Brownie Bug badge. Interested in more? Scouts can satisfy the requirements for two elective adventures in the same day! Pack a lunch and attend Brownies: Hiker from 10 a.m. - noon for a day full of fun. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Birding by Bike

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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A bicycle is a great way to bird at Hudson Mills Metropark. The bike path winds through several bird habitats.  We will make stops to look and listen for our resident and migratory birds. Great for beginners, or the seasoned veteran who is tired of walking! Use your binoculars, or borrow ours. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Native Plant Sale

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Get your yard and garden ready for the season with native flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs. Sun or shade, sand or clay- we’ll have choices for every yard. Plus, all plants for sale are Michigan native genotypes, which means they are more likely to thrive in our area and will be more beneficial to local wildlife. You can learn about native plant species by joining one of the guided wildflower walks to get ideas for your own garden.  Come early, these beautiful plants sell out fast!

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Celebrate Mom with a Hudson Mills Metropark tradition!  Enjoy a fabulous brunch and then go for a guided stroll along our nature trail to discover all the wild spring blooms. This event is a beautiful way to spend a special day with Mom.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Native Plant Sale

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Get your yard and garden ready for the season with native flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs. Sun or shade, sand or clay- we’ll have choices for every yard. Plus, all plants for sale are Michigan native genotypes, which means they are more likely to thrive in our area and will be more beneficial to local wildlife. You can learn about native plant species by joining one of the guided wildflower walks to get ideas for your own garden.  Come early, these beautiful plants sell out fast!

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Girl Scout Cadettes: Trees

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Cadettes will discover the world of trees, roots to crown and limb to limb, as they explore the science of trees. Learn about the connections between trees and humans and other living things. Find out what it takes for a tree to thrive. All requirements for the Cadettes Tree badge will be met. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Full Moon Walk

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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May’s full moon is the Flower Moon. Join us for an evening of moon lore, then head outside to watch the moon rise. We’ll also see if any of our nocturnal animals are awake. This program is indoor and outdoor, dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Hudson Mills

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Hudson Mills Metropark. We will meet at Group Camp (going north on Huron River Dr., pass N. Territorial Rd. and then turn left into the gravel driveway marked by the wooden Group Camp sign). Look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue flag. Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, day passes for cars will be available at the volunteer day.

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June 2019

Nature Story Time: For the Birds

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This month we’ve gone to the birds. Listen to a bird story, make a bird craft, and spend the morning discovering the world of birds with us. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children ages 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Summer Birding

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This is a busy time for birds. Young are hatching and fledging, so our resident birds are easy to find and a joy to watch. Great for the beginning birder as well as the seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Hudson Mills

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Hudson Mills Metropark. We will meet in the Park Office parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Hudson Mills

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Hudson Mills Metropark. We will meet in the Pineview parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Kids in the Creek

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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It’s almost summer and we’re heading outside to enjoy the water. Bring your water shoes and step into a tributary of the beautiful Huron River. We will get a little wet as we search for the invertebrates that live in the water. Have fun as we find out why they are so important to the Huron River ecosystem. Dress to get wet. A change of clothes and a towel are recommended. Ages 5 - 12. Make it a full day of fun and join us after lunch for Fishing for Beginners at 1 p.m. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Fishing for Beginners

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn the basics of fishing on the banks of the Huron River. We will cover different types of tackle, some basic knots, and casting techniques. We will provide bait and rods. If you want to try and catch your own bait, join us in the morning for Kids in the Creek. All ages. No fishing license is required in Michigan this weekend! Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Fly Fishing the Huron

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Hudson Mills Metropark is located along one of the Huron River’s Smallmouth Bass hotspots. Get started with the fun sport of Fly fishing and join us to learn the tools and techniques used by those that fish these waters. Equipment is provided for the casting lessons. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Amazing Amphibians

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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After an active spring in our ponds, many amphibians are heading back to their woodland homes. We will visit with frogs, toads, and salamanders, then see if we can find some in the wild. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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July 2019

Nature Story Time: Beautiful Bugs

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Some find our insect neighbors to be a little scary, but we will demystify these common creatures through a story and a craft. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards younger children and their families. Ages 4-7. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Summer Bike Hike

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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A bicycle is a great way to explore various habitats in Hudson Mills Metropark. Join us for a leisurely peddle with stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Daring Day for Kids

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Build a survival hut, get lost (and un-lost) in a swamp, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, learn how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more! Boys and girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages 8 and up. Bring a lunch and water bottle. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Daring Day for Kids Camp

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Build a survival hut, get lost (and un-lost) in a swamp, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, learn how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more! Boys and girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages: 8 and up.

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