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Pesky Critters

May 4
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Have you ever been a victim of an animal who: dug up your yard, smelled up your house, or went through your trash? While all these things are annoying, each and every pesky critter has its place in our ecosystem. Join us to learn what makes these annoying animals so important to you. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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7:00 am

Coffee Club

May 4 @ 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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8:00 am

Early Bird Hike

May 4 @ 8:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We think the trails are the best place to be first thing in the morning.  Join us for a guided hike in search of some of our early Spring migrants. Bring your binoculars and your bird guidebook. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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9:00 am

Nature Story Time: Spring Wildflowers

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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April showers bring May flowers!  Explore why and how by joining us for a story, and then discover the world of flowers by using sight, smell and even sound! Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children aged 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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10:00 am

Tadpoles: Growing Vegetable Soup

May 4 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert. This month’s theme is based off the “Growing Vegetable Soup” book.  Join us to learn about gardening, vegetables and soup. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Talking about Turtles

May 4 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us each month to explore a new topic.  This month we will journey outside to look for some of our awesome reptilian residents. Learn about where they make their homes and what they do in the spring.  Dress for the weather. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Wolcott Bee Club – Farm Center

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Join the Wolcott Bee Club! Meetings will be held the first Saturday of the month (no meeting in July).  Bob Hollis, a bee keeper with 24 years of experience, will be teaching you everything you need to know about keeping bees.  You will learn the importance of bees to our ecosystem and food production.  This is a fascinating activity, regardless of your bee experience.  Supplies and equipment will be available for purchase.

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10:30 am

Family Discovery Days: A Frog’s Life

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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We’ll tune our “Frog Radio” to the eight-different species of frogs and toads found in the park, and then kids will make a frog lifecycle bandana to take home. While our painted bandanas dry, we’ll walk outdoors to look and listen for any active amphibians. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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1:00 pm

Spring Color Fling

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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After a long grey winter, springtime is here and the colors are blooming. What better way to celebrate than with a blast of the colors of spring in Hudson Mills Metropark! Your color walk will take you along a beautiful one-mile route along the nature trail. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season as you find five stations to be doused with color. * Each registered participant will get a t-shirt to wear and get colored in a rainbow. Walk any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Refreshments available for an additional charge. Preregister by April 23 to get your choice of T-shirt size.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Aquatic Ancestors

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Explore the origins of terrestrial life through a walking discussion of the Devonian period. We’ll cover early tetrapod evolution from lobe-finned fishes to Tiktaalik as we hike through our wetlands spotting modern day descendants. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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2:00 pm

Snakes of Michigan

May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Some folks love ‘em, some folks don’t! No matter what your thoughts are about these critters, they are an extremely important part of our environment. Join us as we dive into the lives of some of our more common Michigan snake species. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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3:00 pm

Chow Time at the Farm

May 4 @ 3:00 pm
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Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Space is limited and fills up fast! Ages 6 - 15. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632

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