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Paint Like Bob Ross at Hudson Mills Metropark

How would you like to paint happy little trees just like Bob Ross? Well, you can this month at Hudson Mills Metropark! On February 12, Certified Ross Instructor, Ted Simpson, will guide participants through the process of painting a beautiful…

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Winter Photography in the Metroparks

At first thought, winter may not seem like the best season for outdoor photography but the snowy season actually provides great opportunities for photos. When the snow is here, it provides a pristine white backdrop for landscape photos and provides…

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Butterfly Guide

Butterflies come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes. From the large swallowtail butterflies to the tiny skippers, these winged wonders are truly a sight to behold. As you walk the path, see how many species of butterfly you…

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Bird of the Week: Bald Eagle

Happy Independence Day from your Metroparks! This week’s Bird of the Week feature is the Bald Eagle. The Bald Eagle was chosen as the symbol of the United States in 1782 for its strength, longevity and majestic appearance, which represents…

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Bird of the Week: Canvasback

Have you ever seen a large duck with a triangular head diving in a body of water? If that duck had a white body, black chest, rear and beak and a chestnut-colored head, you spotted this week’s Bird of the…

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Improving Water Safety in Southeast Michigan

Metroparks partners on swim lessons and regional programming plan Studies have shown 70 percent of Detroit children have little to no swimming ability, which demonstrates a dire need to reduce water-related injuries and drowning deaths. In a united effort to…

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Native American Heritage Month

Native American culture is deeply ingrained in the history of Southeastern Michigan, including the land the Metroparks now occupy. This Native American Heritage Month we encourage you to learn more about the heritage, culture and history of Indigenous peoples. To…

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