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September 2019

Walk It! 5K Hike

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Looking for a fun way to get in your steps? This 5K is an extended guided hike meant to get the blood pumping and allow you to appreciate the little things on the way. Make sure to bring your water bottle and wear comfortable shoes fit for the trails. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Little Critters Nature Hour: Awesome Apples

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Did you know that an apple blossom is Michigan’s state flower? We’ll read a story about how apple trees grow and how they can be made into some tasty fall treats. Sample some delicious Michigan-grown apples and use a cider press to make apple cider. We’ll even make some apple-themed art. 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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Skunks, Skinks & Other Striped Things

September 14 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Patterns in nature are not only beautiful, but beneficial as well. Let’s take a fun look at the role “stripes” play in the natural world. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Natural Dyes

September 14 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Get out and see what you can do with the plants you find outside. We’ll go for a walk to ID plants you can use to dye with. Then we’ll collect some plant samples and go through the whole process of dyeing, so you can go home and begin your new projects. Materials will be provided. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332.

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Tons of Trucks

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Construction, Farm, Maintenance, Police, Fire, Educational and many more vehicles on display for the entire family. Food vendors and kid’s activities too! Come on out and climb on the vehicles, honk a horn and see these big trucks up close and personal.

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Magical Monarchs

September 14 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Imagine walking outdoors in five years and never seeing a Monarch.  This beautiful butterfly is in serious trouble!  Discover their life history and learn how to help these butterflies recover from the brink of extinction.  Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Full Moon Walk

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Discover our closest celestial neighbor, as we watch the Harvest Moon rise! We will look for the nocturnal wildlife of Hudson Mills Metropark. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.

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Harness & Hitch

September 15 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 12:00pm

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Come out to the farm and join our teamsters in harnessing and hitching our draft horses. Then enjoy a wagon ride through our farm fields. Ask questions and learn about these majestic equines. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress for outdoor conditions. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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Toddler Time: Mammals

September 16 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Bring your little one out for guided play through music, movement, sensory, and group play. This month is all about mammal- they’re colors and patterns, where they live and where they make their home. Ages 2-3 with parent. Please preregister, 586-463-4332.

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Homeschool: Bug Hunt

September 18 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Join us for a late summer bug hunt where we can scout the fields and meadows for all kinds of late summer insects. Using magnifiers, sweep nets, and field guides students will learn how to identify insect groups and how to capture and release safely.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Willow

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Willow Metropark, 23200 S. Huron Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs from Willow Metropark. We will meet at the Big Bend Picnic Shelter (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue 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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HAWKFEST Kick-off

September 20 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us as we kick-off a great weekend of celebrating the annual fall hawk migration. The Kick-off will feature hors d' oeuvres, a silent auction, a cash bar and a live birds of prey demonstration. This event includes a weekend pass to HAWKFEST too. Preregistration required, 734-379-5020.

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Early American Skills Experience

September 21
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 12:00am

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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This program is for teens and adults, and skill areas offered include Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Bead Working, Fiber Arts, Pioneer Life Skills, Open Fire Cooking on the open hearth, camp fire, Dutch oven and brick oven. You will complete a project to take home during the class. Located at the Kensington Living History Village, parking available at the Farm Center. Ages 14 and up. Please preregister at http://www.chiefpontiacprograms.org/Skills_Experience.html.

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Blades ‘n’ Boards Fall Tour

September 21
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Bring your rollerblades and longboards to take a ride through the park. We’ll start at the nature center, then head out to Huron Point. We’ll look for the changing colors of fall and search for wildlife along the way. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Huron-Clinton Metroparks Annual Surplus Auction

September 21 @ 8:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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It’s that time of year when your Metroparks need to clear out the barns and warehouses of equipment that is no longer needed.  That means you have a chance of getting great deals on used equipment looking for it’s next home. There will be a variety of vehicles and equipment up for auction this year, so don’t miss out!

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HAWKFEST

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Hawkfest is a two-day event for the whole family focusing on birds of prey (eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls) and the annual fall hawk migration over Lake Erie Metropark. This year, we will be celebrating our 30th year of Hawkfest! Join us for a great weekend of games, crafts, guest speakers and fun. Live birds of prey will be on hand all weekend!

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Crafty Critters Workshop: Drawn to Nature

September 21 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Journaling your experiences in nature can be an excellent way to turn them into lasting memories. Join us for a fun day on the trails sketching, writing poems and recording our memories. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Paint like Bob Ross

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 12:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Have you always wanted to paint like a famous artist such as Bob Ross? Come and join Ted Simpson, CRI instructor from Natures Brush Studio (NaturesBrushStudio.com) as he walks you through all the steps in painting a new Bob Ross painting each class! No experience is necessary, $60 includes all supplies. Please call the nature center (586) 463-4332 to register. Class is limited to 16, ages 14 and up.

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Predators of the Prairie

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The prairie may seem peaceful, but many unique predators stalk these tall grasses and call it home. Join us on an educational hike through our prairie while searching for three distinct hunters: coyote, Sandhill crane, and red-tailed hawk. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Chow Time at the Farm

September 21 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 3:00pm

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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Calling All Owls

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This program will introduce you to the common owls of our area and how they live. You’ll also enjoy an evening stroll to search for nocturnal animals under the stars. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Early American Skills Experience

September 22
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 12:00am

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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This program is for teens and adults, and skill areas offered include Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Bead Working, Fiber Arts, Pioneer Life Skills, Open Fire Cooking on the open hearth, camp fire, Dutch oven and brick oven. You will complete a project to take home during the class. Located at the Kensington Living History Village, parking available at the Farm Center. Ages 14 and up. Please preregister at http://www.chiefpontiacprograms.org/Skills_Experience.html.

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HAWKFEST

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Hawkfest is a two-day event for the whole family focusing on birds of prey (eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls) and the annual fall hawk migration over Lake Erie Metropark. This year, we will be celebrating our 30th year of Hawkfest! Join us for a great weekend of games, crafts, guest speakers and fun. Live birds of prey will be on hand all weekend!

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Harness & Hitch

September 22 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 12:00pm

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Come out to the farm and join our teamsters in harnessing and hitching our draft horses. Then enjoy a wagon ride through our farm fields. Ask questions and learn about these majestic equines. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress for outdoor conditions. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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