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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Maple’s Sweet Story

March 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Take a guided walk through the farm’s sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. You will even get to taste a sample of maple syrup at the end of the tour. Real maple sugar products and pancakes will be available for purchase. Tours begin every ½ hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather.

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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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Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 23, 2019

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Maple Sugar Tours

March 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 30, 2019

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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March is sugaring month! Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees. We will hike into the spring woods to tap a maple. Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup and enjoy a treat! All ages. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Family Farm Chores – Farm Center

March 9
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One event on March 10, 2019 at 12:00am

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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If you have ever been interested in taking care of farm animals, then this is the program for you! Family Farm Chores allows you and your family a chance to assist staff as they feed and care for our farm animals. We encourage you to pet, take pictures and ask questions along the way. Dress for the barn and weather. Approximate 60 minutes. Limit of six people. Please preregister, 586-752-5932.

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10:00 am

Little Critters Nature Hour: Turtle Time

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Have you ever wondered what turtles are doing during the winter? Find out at this month’s Nature Hour program! We’ll talk about turtles, hear a story, and then have a chance to meet a few of the Kensington Metropark Nature Center’s resident turtles up close! The Little Critters Nature Hour presents a new nature program every month geared towards young children and their families. Ages 3-5. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Hike to See the Owls

March 9 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Learn about Michigan owl species, then take guided hike to view Lake St. Clair Metropark’s famous Great Horned Owl pair. At this time of the season we will hope to see mom sitting in her bucket nest. There will be a spotting scope so everyone can get an up-close view! Ages 5 and up. Please pre-register, (586) 463-4332.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

March 9 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.” Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Maple Sweetness – Historic Center

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 17, 2019

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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It’s maple syrup season! Join us for Maple Sweetness where you will learn how to identify and tap a maple tree and discover how sap becomes maple syrup. There will be syrup taste-testing and a sweet treat after the program. Maple items and kits will be available for purchase.

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11:00 am

Maple Sugaring: Sweet Science

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 16, 2019 at 11:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Come experience everyone’s favorite sticky sweet treat from the trees in a way like no place else. Maple sugaring is everywhere in Michigan in March. But at the Environmental Discovery Center we explore the science and technology of this breakfast staple with fun hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Witness a demonstration of how the water moves from the “ground floor” to the top of a mature maple. Explore the science behind sugar solutions like syrup, watch a viscosity race, test your sweet tooth on different kinds of sugar, and find out what the water cycle and surface tension have to do with your pancakes. Once you’ve enjoyed the experiments, take a journey out to the woods to see the tapped maples and the sugar making in progress. Be sure to purchase some Michigan maple syrup before you go! Dress for the weather. Trails may be muddy or icy, boots are recommended. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280

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1:00 pm

Hydroponics 101 – Farm Center

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Learn how to grow vegetables in a soil-less environment! Join us in the greenhouse and discover hydroponic growing techniques. Gain an understanding of vocabulary related to hydroponics. Learn how different hydroponic systems operate. You will achieve the knowledge to grow more plants in smaller areas, using less water, and have higher yields! Please preregister, 586-752-5932.

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