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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 23
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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 23
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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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Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 23
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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 23
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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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Maple Syrup Festival – Historic Center

March 23
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 12:00am

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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It’s the final weekend of our maple syrup season! Join us for the Maple Syrup Festival, where participants will learn how to identify and tap a maple tree and discover how maple sap becomes maple syrup. There will be syrup taste-testing and a sweet treat after the program. Warm up around the bonfire and visit the blacksmith shop to see the blacksmith afting various items over the coal forge. Maple items and kits will be available for purchase.

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Spring Scavenger Hunt

March 23
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Looking for signs of spring? Let’s hit the trail together and see what clues we can discover that prove spring has sprung. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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10:00 am

Hike to See the Owls

March 23 @ 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. During 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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Birds Gone Ballistic

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Discover the forces of flight through hands-on demonstrations. We will fly through history to discover how humans mimicked bird flight, visit Ranger our Red-tailed Hawk, and then enjoy a rocket demonstration before you blast home. Ages 6 and older. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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7:30 pm

American Woodcock Walk

March 23 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on March 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

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. Dress for the weather and wear waterproof shoes. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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