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Paint Like Bob Ross at Hudson Mills Metropark

How would you like to paint happy little trees just like Bob Ross? Well, you can this month at Hudson Mills Metropark! On February 12, Certified Ross Instructor, Ted Simpson, will guide participants through the process of painting a beautiful landscape in just a couple…

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The Small Mammal’s Snowy Haven

January 25, 2023 By: Annica Brocker, Park Interpreter Large amounts of snow can mean lots of things for many different people. For outdoor enthusiasts a snowy season offers opportunities for snow shoeing, skiing, or ice fishing. For children and adults that are still kids at…

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Syrup Season & Climate Change

January 18, 2023 By: Steve Dishman, Interpreter, Lake St. Clair Metropark To some, the end of winter signals the arrival of migrating birds. Or perhaps the awakening of reptiles, amphibians, and some mammals from hibernation. And to others, it means the blooming of flowers. But…

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Winter Photography in the Metroparks

At first thought, winter may not seem like the best season for outdoor photography but the snowy season actually provides great opportunities for photos. When the snow is here, it provides a pristine white backdrop for landscape photos and provides amazing contrast – think of…

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Where Did All the Snakes Go?

January 11, 2023 By: Samantha Volz - Park Interpreter  Winter adaptations: reptiles and amphibians   Many of us have long forgotten the reptiles and amphibians of summer but believe it or not, winter is a perfect time of year to discuss our “cold-blooded” animals. Michigan…

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The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Huron-Clinton Metroparks Announce Name of Major Feature at Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park

Huron-Clinton Metroparks to Officially Establish First Physical Location Within City of Detroit The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Huron-Clinton Metroparks announced today that the water feature at Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park will be named the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Water Garden. The 2.5-acre water garden is…

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Winter Wonderland in the Metroparks?

January 4, 2023 By: Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Winter’s arrival in the Metroparks should herald the start of ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and other snowy and icy adventures. But the impacts of climate change can be observed in our parks whether you…

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Wild Wednesday: Colorado Blue Spruce

December 28, 2022 By: Dani Weng, Interpreter During the silvery-white winter season, the deciduous trees stand skeletal, having lost their leaves of red, orange, and yellow. This is the season in which the forest conifers stand out in shades of green. The beautiful needles of…

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Bird of the Week: Snow Bunting

December 26, 2022 Look to open grassland, farm fields, lake shores and the edges of rural roads during the cold winter months to find this week’s Bird of the Week, the Snow Bunting. Summering in the arctic tundra of northern Canada, the Snow Bunting migrates…

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Metroparks, Michigan Rehab Services and Macomb County ISD Offer Annual Training Program to Prepare Students With Disabilities For the Workplace

For the past six years, the Metroparks have partnered with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) and supporting partners to offer a skills training program for high school students with disabilities at various Metroparks interpretive centers throughout Macomb County as part of a greater mission to help…

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