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June 2019

Nature Story Time: For the Birds

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This month we’ve gone to the birds. Listen to a bird story, make a bird craft, and spend the morning discovering the world of birds with us. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children ages 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Summer Birding

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This is a busy time for birds. Young are hatching and fledging, so our resident birds are easy to find and a joy to watch. Great for the beginning birder as well as the seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Hudson Mills

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Hudson Mills Metropark. We will meet in the Park Office parking lot (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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Garlic Mustard Pull – Hudson Mills

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Hudson Mills Metropark. We will meet in the Pineview parking lot (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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Kids in the Creek

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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It’s almost summer and we’re heading outside to enjoy the water. Bring your water shoes and step into a tributary of the beautiful Huron River. We will get a little wet as we search for the invertebrates that live in the water. Have fun as we find out why they are so important to the Huron River ecosystem. Dress to get wet. A change of clothes and a towel are recommended. Ages 5 - 12. Make it a full day of fun and join us after lunch for Fishing for Beginners at 1 p.m. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Fishing for Beginners

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn the basics of fishing on the banks of the Huron River. We will cover different types of tackle, some basic knots, and casting techniques. We will provide bait and rods. If you want to try and catch your own bait, join us in the morning for Kids in the Creek. All ages. No fishing license is required in Michigan this weekend! Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Fly Fishing the Huron

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Hudson Mills Metropark is located along one of the Huron River’s Smallmouth Bass hotspots. Get started with the fun sport of Fly fishing and join us to learn the tools and techniques used by those that fish these waters. Equipment is provided for the casting lessons. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Amazing Amphibians

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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After an active spring in our ponds, many amphibians are heading back to their woodland homes. We will visit with frogs, toads, and salamanders, then see if we can find some in the wild. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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July 2019

Fireworks – Hudson Mills Metropark

July 2
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

It’s one of Southeast Michigan’s favorite traditions: The Huron-Clinton Metroparks annual fireworks festival, bringing together so much fun and excitement it takes us four nights to get it all in. Every year, tens of thousands of our neighbors gather together – over picnics and under the stars – to enjoy this celebration of our American Independence. And you can be part of it.

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Nature Story Time: Beautiful Bugs

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Some find our insect neighbors to be a little scary, but we will demystify these common creatures through a story and a craft. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards younger children and their families. Ages 4-7. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Summer Bike Hike

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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A bicycle is a great way to explore various habitats in Hudson Mills Metropark. Join us for a leisurely peddle with stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Daring Day for Kids Camp

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Build a survival hut, get lost (and un-lost) in a swamp, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, learn how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more! Boys and girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages: 8 and up.

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Disc Golf for Youth Camp

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Come learn the basics of the sport of disc golf, then play a few holes on our highly rated course. Disc golf is a great recreational sport for all ranges of physical ability. We cover the rules of the game, equipment, and techniques. Ages: 12 - 15

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Fish Camp

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Nothing is more fun than Fish Camp! Campers will get to make a fish print t-shirt, learn tackle craft, and casting basics. And what would Fish Camp be without FISHING? We’ll wet our lines in the Huron River and see what we can catch. Bring a t-shirt to make fish prints on. Ages: 6 and up. Reserve Online

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Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Fifty years ago Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin landed on a place everyone could see, but no one had touched. The Moon! They took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” (-Neil Armstrong). Begin your first step at Hudson Mills Metropark as we celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary. Take a tour of constellations in our portable planetarium, take a moon tour, build yourself a moon-tastic helmet, hear some moon stories, create a solar bracelet, and build an alka seltzer rocket. Most activities are free. 10 am – 2 pm. All Ages. No registration necessary.

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Orienteering 101

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Getting lost is easy, but finding your way can be so much more fun! We’ll share with beginners the basics of navigation by map and compass. Then you can try out your new skills on Huron Meadows Metropark’s permanent orienteering course. Ages 10 and up. Bring a water bottle. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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August 2019

Nature Story Time: Heard But Not Seen

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Summer can be a noisy time of the year… Cicadas, katydids and crickets are often heard, but rarely seen. Kids will learn about the secret lives of these insects though a story and a craft. Then we will head outside and listen. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards younger children aged 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Summer Birding

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Nesting season is over, and our avian neighbors are getting ready to head south. The young of the year are flying, but still depend on mom and dad for some food. Let’s see what we can find flying at Hudson Mills Metropark. Great for the beginning birder as well as the seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Bike Hike

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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A bicycle is a great way to discover Hudson Mills Metropark. We will go in search of late summer wildflowers, and search for clues about the previous residents that made the hamlet of our park their home. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Bats in the Night Sky

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Discover the night time world of Michigan’s native bats. We will dispel some myths, learn how important bats are to our ecosystem and then head outside to look for our resident bats as they search for their insect prey. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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September 2019

Nature Story Time: Fabulous Fish

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Through a story and a craft, kids will get up close to the fish of the Huron River. Bring an extra t-shirt, so we can make fish print t-shirts. 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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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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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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October 2019

Nature Story Time – Autumn Leaves

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Kids will enjoy the autumn season with a story, craft and color exploration. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children ages 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Fall Birding

October 6 @ 8:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Search for your favorite birds in the fall colors and play a game of “Name that Warbler.” Fall migration should be in full swing; many species of birds that do not reside in Hudson Mills Metropark will stop in to refuel, before continuing south for the winter. Great for the beginning birder as well as the seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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