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March 2017

American Woodcock Walk

March 31 @ 7:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls and dance of the male. Wear waterproof shoes…they are called “bog-suckers” after all.

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April 2017

Tadpoles

April 1 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5. Each month features a different nature- related theme.

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Explorer’s Club

April 1 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Explorer's Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up. Each month features a different nature-related theme.

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American Woodcock Walk

April 1 @ 7:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls and dance of the male. Wear waterproof shoes…they are called “bog-suckers” after all.

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 8
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us at the Willow Metropark Food Bar for crafts, games, candy and an Easter Egg Scramble. We might even get a visit from the Easter Pig!

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A Toad’s Abode

April 15 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Toads are a welcomed resident in many local gardens. These awesome amphibians helps eliminate unwanted insect pests. Learn a bit about these warty superheroes, then make a “Toad Abode” to encourage them to stay in your yard.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Oakwoods Metropark

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Oakwoods Metropark. This opportunity involves pulling and bagging garlic mustard. We will meet at the Nature Center 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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Earth Day Clean-up

April 22 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Help us in our attempt to keep Oakwoods clean and beautiful by tidying up the park. A free lunch for participants will be served afterward.

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Build a Bat Box

April 29
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We will begin with a program discussing the bats species found in our area; then we will build a bat house that you can take home.

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Let’s Talk About: Hummingbirds

April 29 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a look at these remarkable little birds. Learn about their life, and how they miraculously travel along their migratory journey.

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May 2017

Early Bird Hike & Breakfast

May 6 @ 7:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Let’s hit the trails in search of some of our spring migrants. Bring your binoculars and your appetite; as we will enjoy French toast sticks and sausage before getting outside.

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Tadpoles

May 6 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5. Each month features a different nature- related theme.

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Explorer’s Club

May 6 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Explorer's Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up. Each month features a different nature-related theme.

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Reptile Festival

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Get up-close and personal with some of Michigan’s most misunderstood critters – Turtles and Snakes. From the often vilified Snapping Turtle to the misidentified Fox Snake, learn the truths about these critters and why in some cases the truth is stranger than fiction.

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

May 14 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What mother doesn't love flowers? Treat your mom to a guided hike at Oakwoods Metropark as we learn the stories, myths and strange facts behind some of our most beautiful spring wild flowers. This program is free for moms!

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Oakwoods Metropark

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Oakwoods Metropark. This opportunity involves pulling and bagging garlic mustard. We will meet at the Nature Center 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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Canoe Tours

May 20
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic voyageur canoe!

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Let’s Talk About: Snakes

May 20 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Mention “snakes” to just about anyone and they will have an opinion one way or another. Join us as we look to shine a positive light on these often feared, and almost always misunderstood reptiles.

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Canoe Tours

May 27
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic voyageur canoe!

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Legends of the Oakwoods Fairy Doors

May 27 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of the Oakwoods Woodland Fairies. Discover the unique stories that make each of them so special. Then create your very own fairy door to take home. If you have a hot glue gun, please bring it along to ensure there are enough for everyone.

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June 2017

Canoe Tours

June 3
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic voyageur canoe!

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Tadpoles

June 3 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5. Each month features a different nature-related theme.

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Explorer’s Club

June 3 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Explorer's Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up. Each month features a different nature-related theme.

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Canoe Tours

June 10
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic voyageur canoe!

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I Found a Baby Animal, What Do I Do?

June 10 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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The Oakwoods Nature Center receives numerous calls each spring from concerned folks who have “found an abandoned baby animal.” Let’s take a look at what animals you are most likely to encounter, and what to do if you find a lost or injured critter.

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Night Hike & Bonfire

June 10 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a walk through the evening woods in search of critters out-and-about. Then relax around the bonfire for some casual nature talk.

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Time Out for Turtles

June 17 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Get up-close-and-personal with some of our reptilian residents, the turtles. Discover some of the species that live in the Huron River, and what makes turtles so special.

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Oakwoods Nature Camp – Summer Camp

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Kids ages 8 – 14 will love this camp that focuses on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. From fields and prairies to deer and rabbits, we will cover it all during this awesome two-day camp. So, dress for the weather, pack your lunch, and join us for Oakwoods Nature Camp.

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Oakwoods Nature Camp – Summer Camp

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2017 at 10:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Kids ages 8 – 14 will love this camp that focuses on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. From fields and prairies to deer and rabbits, we will cover it all during this awesome two-day camp. So, dress for the weather, pack your lunch, and join us for Oakwoods Nature Camp.

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Canoe Tours

June 24
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic voyageur canoe!

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