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Lake Erie Metropark

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32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
(734) 379-5020 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/lake-erie-metropark/

January 2019

Erie Ice Daze

January 19 - January 20
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a two-day celebration of winter fun, combining traditional outdoor activities such as snowsnake and atlatl throwing, with some comfortable indoor crafting, fly-tying, flint-knapping and live dulcimer music performed by the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society. Don’t forget the bonfire on Saturday night. It’s just the thing to keep the winter chill away. Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Ice Daze Hoot Hike & Bonfire

January 20 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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After enjoying the day’s activities at Ice Daze, join us for a quick program on some of the owl species found in Michigan at various times of year; then we will hit the trail in search of some owls. After the hike, relax around the bonfire and enjoy some hot cocoa and s’mores. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Eagle’s on Ice

January 26
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One event on January 26, 2019 at 12:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The icy waters of the Detroit River attract a rich variety of waterfowl. Where one finds ducks in winter, one will find eagles too. Dozens of them, in fact!  Bundle up and join us as we search the area. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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LENS CAP

January 27 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a photo exploration of the Metroparks and beyond through images that have been submitted by photographers just like you. You submit them and we’ll make sense of them!  For details on how to participate, contact the Marshlands Museum. Everybody is welcome, even if you didn’t submit anything!  Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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February 2019

Coffee Club

February 2 @ 8:00 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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Fairy Tales & Forecasting

February 2 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Woodchucks (aka whistle pigs) don’t really know anything about the weather. They are, however, part of a long list of animals that have been used for winter forecasting. Let’s learn a bit of the natural and un-natural history of animal “weather wisdom” and come up with an end of winter forecast of our own. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Michigan’s Trappers History

February 3
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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This story begins well before Michigan became a state. Join us to learn about the history of trapping in Michigan; how indigenous people trapped, how it helped new settlers survive, and shaped our great state. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Dabblers & Divers

February 9
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Discover the different species of waterfowl that come to Lake Erie Metropark during the breeding season. Join us as we look for them on the trails! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Tundras & Snowies

February 11
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call southeast Michigan home during the cold weather.  Join us for a look at two winter visitors – the Snowy Owl and Tundra Swan.  Why are they here?  How long do they stay? Where can you see them? Come and find out! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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History of Hooch

February 17 - February 18
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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From its ancient beginnings to the modern craft beer era, people have been brewing beer for thousands of years.  Join us for a historic journey of all things beer, including a brief home-brewing show-and-tell.  Sorry folks, no samples will be provided! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020. Time: 10 a.m.

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Rum-running Stories

February 17 - February 18
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The Detroit River was a pretty busy place during Prohibition.  With tremendous amounts of illegal liquor entering the United States from Canada during the 1920’s and early 1930’s, stories abound.  Join some young “old timers” as you travel back to the era of blind pigs, rum-running and panther sweat.  Participants are urged to tell a few stories of their own! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020. Time: 2 p.m.

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Canvasbacks from the Cove

February 23
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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We will be heading to the Cove Point region of Lake Erie Metropark to scan the Detroit River and Lake Erie for a variety of ducks like canvasbacks, redheads, mergansers and more. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Museum Miscellaneous

February 24 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection.  Guided by an interpreter, this program gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance! Please pre-register, (734) 379-5020.

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March 2019

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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Marsh Meander

March 3 @ 2:00 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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Return of the Redwing

March 9
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Enjoy this fun program while discovering what makes the Red-winged Blackbird such a welcomed sight (and sound) each spring. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Ice Age Critters of Michigan

March 10
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a look back over 12,000 years and learn about Mega Fauna of the Pleistocene Era. Join us to explore several species native to Michigan during the last ice age, whose decedents can still be seen to this day. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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