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June 2017

Amazing Amphibians

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Early June is time for the frogs and toads, born during the spring, to head to their woodland homes. Join an interpreter and explore the world of amphibians.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Hudson Mills Metropark

June 17 @ 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 shrubs like autumn-olive, buckthorn, and honeysuckle from Hudson Mills Metropark. This opportunity involves cutting down invasive shrubs with handsaws/loppers and treating the cut stumps with herbicide. We will meet at the Pineview Picnic Area parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and 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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Fireworks – Hudson Mills

June 28
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years that provides a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display begins at dusk and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors.

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July 2017

Creek Walk

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Hike the creek and get wet! A chance to explore the creek from the inside, while searching for aquatic critters.

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Aqua Explorers – Summer Camp

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Campers will explore two separate aquatic ecosystems at Hudson Mills. We will examine vernal pond and Huron River habitats and we’ll get up close with the animals that make their homes here. Bring a sack lunch and come ready to get wet.

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Disc Golf Camp – Summer Camp

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Come learn the basics of Disc Golf. We’ll finish camp with a game at our top rated Disc Course that traverses Hudson Mills’ diverse habitats. Disc starter set and lunch included.

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The Great Bug Hunt

July 16 @ 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Go on a bug hunt! Catch butterflies. Flip over logs and rocks to find the creepy crawlies underneath. We’ll use nets and magnifiers to help identify what we find.

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Daring Day for Kids

July 20 @ 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, how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more! Kids will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages 8 and older.

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August 2017

Kids Fishing Day

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Discover the secret lives of fish, learn knot tying and tackle making and how to cast. Make a fish print T-shirt and go fishing. Borrow one of our fishing poles or bring your own. Bring a lunch and a plain white T-shirt. Ages 8 and older.

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Huron River Clean-Up – Dexter-Huron Metropark

August 19 @ 7:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Help keep the Huron River debris free. We will meet at the Dexter-Huron Metropark parking lot closest to the toll booth. Gloves and water shoes recommended.

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Bats in the Night Sky

August 19 @ 8:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Search for bats in the early nighttime sky. We will explore bat life, behavior, and conservation. Then we’ll head outside to see our local bats.

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September 2017

Grandparent’s Day Walk and Brunch

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join an interpreter to experience the joys of an early fall hike and enjoy a pancake brunch at the Activity Center.

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Calling all Owls

September 16 @ 7:30 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn about these nighttime predators. Then step outside as we call in our local owls for a personal visit.

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October 2017

Fall Color Hay Rides

October 1
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Enjoy a leisurely hay ride at Hudson Mills and explore some of our habitats as they prepare for the winter ahead.

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Fall Color Hay Rides

October 8
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Enjoy a leisurely hay ride at Hudson Mills and explore some of our habitats as they prepare for the winter ahead.

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Trick or treat on the Trail

October 14 @ 4:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us on the nature trail for some non-scary Halloween Fun. Trick-or-Treaters will visit with local “wildlife” and other characters before coming into the Activity Center for Cider, Donuts, and some crafts.

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Zombie Apocalypse Survival

October 29 @ 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Learn the skills you need to survive! Shelter building, fire making, and other zombie proofing techniques will be learned.

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November 2017

Girl Scout Juniors: Animal Habitats

November 4 @ 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Junior Girl Scouts, come visit the different habitats that are found at Hudson Mills. Discover the plants and animals that reside here. All requirements for the badge will be met.

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Girl Scout Juniors: Camper

November 4 @ 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Junior Girl Scouts, come visit the different habitats that are found at Hudson Mills. Discover the plants and animals that reside here. All requirements for the badge will be met.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

November 5 @ 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Brownie Girl Scouts, get your gear together, plan your route, and go for a hike. All requirements for the badge will be met.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Senses

November 5 @ 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Brownie Girl Scouts, discover the world through your senses and experience life with some of your senses turned off.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Woods

November 11 @ 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Webelos, immerse yourself in the woods of Hudson Mills Metropark. See how the trees and other plants are used by both animals and humans. All requirements for the badge will be met.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Wild

November 11 @ 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Webelos will discover the animals of Hudson Mills and learn their roles in our ecosystem. All Badge requirements will be met.

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December 2017

Santa Central

December 10
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Santa Clause is coming to Hudson Mills! Kids (and adults) can visit with Santa, go on a hay ride, and make seasonal crafts. Don’t stand in line at the mall! We have small groups. You can use your own camera for that perfect Holiday moment.

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