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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/

September 2019

HAWKFEST Kick-off

September 20 @ 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 Kick-off will feature hors d' oeuvres, a silent auction, a cash bar and a live birds of prey demonstration. This event includes a weekend pass to HAWKFEST too. Preregistration required, 734-379-5020.

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HAWKFEST

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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. This year, we will be celebrating our 30th year of Hawkfest! Join us for a great weekend of games, crafts, guest speakers and fun. Live birds of prey will be on hand all weekend!

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HAWKFEST

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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. This year, we will be celebrating our 30th year of Hawkfest! Join us for a great weekend of games, crafts, guest speakers and fun. Live birds of prey will be on hand all weekend!

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Raptor Month: Eagles at Erie

September 28
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Let’s learn a bit about the Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle, two raptors that can be seen in and around Lake Erie Metropark. After, we’ll head to the boat launch to see the raptors flying over the park. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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LENS CAP

September 29 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Don’t let your camera scare you – take it off automatic and make a picture, don’t just take a picture.  Join us as we investigate photography basics including aperture, shutter speed and some easy composition strategies. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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October 2019

Coffee Club

October 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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Historic Plovers

October 5 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Try your hand at creating a historic plover decoy while we take some time to investigate the natural history of these amazing birds. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Copying Nature: From Inspiration to Innovation

October 12
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Nature has influenced many inventors to create exciting products and technologies over the years. From airplanes to Velcro and so much more! Discover the impact these inventions have made on society! Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Halloween Glow Golf

October 12 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Lake Erie Metropark Golf Course is hosting a Halloween Glow Golf outing. The format will be a four-person scramble. The back nine is turned into a par three with the cart paths, tee markers and greens lit up. There will be a cart decorating contest and prizes for the winners. The cost will be $40 per person which includes golf, cart, glow-in-the-dark necklace, one glow golf ball, and food. Tee time is at dusk. Space is limited so be sure to sign-up early to reserve your spot!

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Dollars for Ducks

October 13 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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2019 marks the 85th Anniversary of the Federal Duck Stamp. No, they are not sending letters, but they are a key part in wildlife conservation. Join us as we explore the origins of this impressive program. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Native Seed Harvest – Lake Erie

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs from Lake Erie Metropark. We will meet at the American Lotus Picnic Shelter (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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Marsh Meander

October 20 @ 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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Native Seed Harvest – Stony Creek

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us in collecting native seed from Stony Creek Metropark. We will meet in the parking lot of the Nature Center (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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A Skull Tells All

October 26
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. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Museum Miscellaneous

October 27 @ 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 series 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 to find out! Please pre-register, 734-379-5020.

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November 2019

Coffee Club

November 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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Facing the Frost

November 3
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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As the brilliant colors of fall give way to the barren winter, it’s time to prepare for the harsh conditions that lie ahead. From migration to hibernation, we’ll discover the different adaptations and strategies animals use to survive this time of the year. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Ways of the Whitetail

November 9 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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From the cute, little fawn to the majestic whitetail buck; we will be taking an in-depth look at the habits of these much-loved creatures. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Lake Erie Owl Prowl

November 9 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation, we will head out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Talkin’ Turkey

November 16 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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As we approach Thanksgiving, learn a little more about the star of this holiday, the Turkey! We will find out some fascinating facts about this unique wild fowl, and discover why Benjamin Franklin wanted the Wild Turkey as our National Bird…move over Bald Eagle! Please preregister, 734-379-5020. 

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Marsh Meander

November 17 @ 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 furred and feathered. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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The Evolution of Hunting

November 23
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Michigan hunting season is in full swing, but how has it changed from seasons past? Join us as we look at the evolution of “The Hunter,” exploring how technology has changed the way we hunt. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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LENS CAP

November 24 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Everybody loves a photo contest so now is your chance to show your stuff. Winners will have their images hung in the observation room. After the judging, we’ll investigate some photographic strategies.   For details on how to participate in the contest, contact the Marshlands Museum. Everybody is welcome, even if you didn’t submit anything. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.

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December 2019

Snacks with Santa

December 7
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Make this Christmas Season special with a visit by ‘ole St. Nick himself and enjoy a holiday snack, games, crafts, music by the Mrs. Claus Jam Band and more!  The program takes place at the Lake Erie Golf Course Starter Building.  Preregistration required, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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Coffee Club

December 14 @ 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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Lake Erie Owl Prowl

December 14 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a live owl program presented by the Leslie Nature and Science Center where we’ll get to see these amazing birds up close and personal! Please preregister, 734-379-5020

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The Natural History of Christmas

December 15 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Clicking tendons, not-so-poisonous flowers and the number six are all part of Christmas, believe it or not. Join us as we look deeper into the often unknowns of the holiday season. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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The 12 Days of Christmas: Critter Style

December 21
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a light-hearted look at the 12 Days of Christmas with an animal twist. Enjoy cocoa and cookies during the program too. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Flint Knapping Basics

December 22 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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This simple and ancient technique has been used by man and his relatives for thousands of years. Join us and learn a little more on how this dying art kept mankind alive and fed for millennia. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Winter Walk in the Woods

December 28
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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We are going to hit the trail in search of what’s going on in the woods this winter. Tracks and signs of our winter critters will be the focus of this cold-weather stroll. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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