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May 2017

LENS CAP

May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Come on out for LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography. During our classroom explorations, we'll be investigating photography from top to bottom. Contests, photo shares, guest speakers and other photo fun are all possible. Come on down and get inspired!

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June 2017

Coffee Club

June 3 @ 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!

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Time for Trees Hike

June 4 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Trees offer so many benefits. We are going to be hitting the trail to see some of the species that can be found in Lake Erie Metropark; and discussing what makes each variety unique.

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Pond Detectives

June 10 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Let’s go sleuthing to discover what critters are out and about……in the water that is! Water Boatman, diving beetles and your friendly neighborhood scud are plenty common. Join an interpreter as you use microscopes to investigate the daily lives of these awfully small but fascinating critters.

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Wildflower Walk

June 17 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Wildflowers aren’t just for show. Sure, they look good, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Join an interpreter as we take a closer look at some of Nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better.

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Minnows: Turtle Island

June 24 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? Did you know that we’re all on Turtle Island right now? Come find out why that is and see some of the turtles we have in the marsh. This program is for children ages 2-5 years old.

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Fireworks – Lake Erie

June 25
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 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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LENS CAP: In the Field

June 25 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography, will take you to the great outdoors! Our small group will grab our photography gear for a few hours of step-by-step tutoring. We'll be making pictures, not taking them.

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July 2017

Coffee Club

July 1 @ 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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Marsh Meander

July 1 @ 1:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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21st Amendment: End of Prohibition Festival

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Vendors, programs, and activities highlighting unique recreational and nature-based opportunities of the Detroit River and Lake Erie region. Locally based food trucks, and a beer tent featuring Michigan craft beers will be a part of this fun event as well. Come out and enjoy the day with us. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Full Buck Moon Hike

July 9 @ 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Enjoy a nice, evening hike and discover why the Native Americans referred to the full moon in July as the “Full Buck Moon.” Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Marshlands Dragons

July 15 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Enjoy a nice, evening hike and discover why the Native Americans referred to the full moon in July as the “Full Buck Moon.” Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Summer Wildflower Walk

July 16 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Wildflowers aren’t just for show. Sure, they look good, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Join us as we take a closer look at some of nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better. You’ll be a pro at identifying some of our common flowers by the end of our walk. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Fish Camp

July 20 - July 21
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn the beginning ins-and-outs of fishing, from what species to target, what bait to use, what type of equipment to use and more. Make a pop-can pole, master the art of casting and have tons of fun. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Michigan Moth Night

July 22 @ 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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These often misunderstood and often overlooked creatures are some of the most unique and beautiful around. Join us as we learn a bit about them, then we will set up some lights and bait and see who pays us a visit! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Summer Discovery Cruises

July 26 - July 30
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers and history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration and wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org

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Minnows: Oh, Deer

July 29 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join an interpreter for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? You can see white-tailed deer all year in our park. Come learn more about them with this interactive program. This program is for children ages 2-5 years old. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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LENS CAP

July 30 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Come on out for LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography. We are looking to explore photography from top to bottom. Get inspired and make a picture! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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August 2017

Summer Discovery Cruises

August 2 - August 6
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers and history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration and wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org

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Philharmonic – Lake Erie

August 5
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Michigan Philharmonic at the Metroparks is a spectacular outdoor event where visitors can enjoy the wonderful sounds of talented musicians while enjoying the beauty of the Metroparks. Our natural, scenic views married with the beautiful music of the Michigan Philharmonic is the symphony for your senses.

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Lots of Lovely Lotus

August 5
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The American Lotus is one of the rarest flowers in the state of Michigan but you wouldn’t know by visiting the shorelines of Lake Erie Metropark! We’ll take a short walk to the shoreline were we’ll investigate the biology and history of this wonderful flower. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Coffee Club

August 5 @ 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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Full Sturgeon Moon Hike

August 6 @ 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Enjoy a nice, evening hike and discover why the Native Americans referred to the full moon in August as the “Full Sturgeon Moon.” Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Summer Discovery Cruises

August 9 - August 13
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers and history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration and wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org

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War of 1812 Chronicles

August 12 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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While not the most famous war in American history, the War of 1812 had a huge impact on this fledgling nation and world history. Join an interpreter for an introductory view of the war, its local connections and its outcomes. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Summer Wildflower Walk

August 13 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Wildflowers aren’t just for show. Sure, they look good, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Join us as we take a closer look at some of nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better. You’ll be a pro at identifying some of our common flowers by the end of our walk. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Good Ole Summertime Games & Ice Cream Social

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for old-time family fun including a scavenger hunt, outdoor lawn games, crafts and summer treats. No cell phones needed for these fun activities. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Marsh Meander

August 20 @ 1:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Minnows: Here Fishy, Fishy

August 26 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join an interpreter for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? This month we’ll be learning about the slippery slimy fish that live near our nature center, and the ones that live in it! This program is for children ages 2-5 years old. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Talkin’ about Osprey

August 27 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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In the not-so-distant past, Osprey were approaching extinction in North America. Now, they can be found throughout southeast Michigan. Join us as we check out the Osprey up close and personal. We’ll conclude with a short drive through the park with hopes of finding a few. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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September 2017

Coffee Club

September 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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Marsh Meander

September 2 @ 1:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Creature Cross Stitch

September 3 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn about one of the common plants or animals at the park, then sit back and relax as you cross stitch a pattern of the plant or animal. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Regal Eagles

September 9
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for an up-close (and far away) look at Bald Eagles as we explore their interesting lives. Pick up some cool facts, discover how they survived the DDT era, and learn a bit about our own resident Bald Eagle, Luc. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Grandparent’s Day Make n’ Take

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Today we celebrate the grandmas, grandpas, nanas, pop pops, yia yias and papous of our lives! This is the perfect day to bring in those scrapbooks so grandparents can help give captions, have grand-kids interview their grandparents about when they were kids, and take pictures together overlooking our marsh to be put in a frame we decorate. Kids can also “adopt” a grandparent for the day by making a card we’ll deliver to a local nursing home. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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HAWKFEST Kick-off

September 15 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us as we kick-off a great weekend of celebrating the annual fall hawk migration. The event will include hors d' oeuvres, a silent auction, and a live birds of prey demonstration. This event is by advanced ticket purchase only and includes a weekend pass to HAWKFEST.

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HAWKFEST

September 16 - September 17
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Hawkfest is a two-day event for the whole family focusing on birds of prey (eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls) and the annual fall hawk migration over Lake Erie Metropark. Join us for a great weekend of games, crafts, guest speakers, and fun. Live birds of prey will be on hand! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Fall Forest Foray

September 23 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The leaves finally changing color, the fall mushrooms giving us a last show, and late blooming wildflowers all combine to make fall in the forest spectacular. Join an interpreter for a walk through our woodlot, you’ll be a plant pro by the end! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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LENS CAP

September 24 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Come on out for LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography. We are looking to explore photography from top to bottom. Get inspired and make a picture! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Minnows: Are we there yet? (Monarch Migration)

September 30 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join an interpreter for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? Every year monarch butterflies travel all the way to South America! They’re just one of many creatures that go south for the winter. Come learn about this amazing feat. This program is for children ages 2-5 years old. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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October 2017

Fall Forest Foray

October 1 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The leaves finally changing color, the fall mushrooms giving us a last show, and late blooming wildflowers all combine to make fall in the forest spectacular. Join an interpreter for a walk through our woodlot, you’ll be a plant pro by the end! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Coffee Club

October 7 @ 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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Dollars for Ducks

October 8 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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2017 marks the 83rd Anniversary of the Federal Duck Stamp. No, they are not sending letters. They are a key part in wildlife conservation. Join an Interpreter as we explore the origins of this impressive program. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Fall Forest Foray

October 15 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn some basic mushroom hunting tips as our Interpreter, Ms. Jane, shares her own experiences, including where and when to hunt, mushroom safety, and ways to prepare your quarry. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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BOO!! The History of Halloween

October 22 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Costumes, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating are just some of the fun things folks do for Halloween. Join an Interpreter for a historic look at this modern celebration that is based on old traditions. Who was that fellow Jack anyway? Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Minnows: Falling Leaves

October 28 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join an interpreter for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? As the summer heat begins to fade, and the plants and animals prep for winter; autumn leaves color our landscape. Join us as we look at the beautiful autumn leaves. This program is for children ages 2-5 years old. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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LENSCAP in the Field

October 29 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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LENSCAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography, will be expanding into the field! Our small group will grab our cameras and head outside for a step-by-step orientation on making pictures, not taking pictures. Preregistration only. Contact the Marshlands Museum for more details. (734) 379-5020.

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November 2017

Coffee Club

November 4 @ 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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Creature Cross Stitch

November 5 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn about one of the common plants or animals at the park, then sit back and relax as you cross stitch a pattern of the plant or animal. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Paint a Duck Decoy

November 11
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Paint a replica of a vintage duck decoy while learning a bit about the duck hunting heritage of our area. Space is limited. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Minnows: Eager Beaver

November 18
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join an interpreter for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? We will be focusing on this “busy” little critter that is slowly but surely making its way back into our area. This program is for children ages 2-5 years old. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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LENS CAP

November 19 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Come on out for LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography. We are looking to explore photography from top to bottom. Get inspired and make a picture! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Marsh Meander

November 25 @ 1:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a brisk walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters furred and feathered. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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