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Lake Erie Metropark

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32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
(734) 379-5020 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/lake-erie-metropark/

May 2019

Spring Wildflower Walk

May 25
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Wildflowers aren’t just for show. Sure, they look good, but there is more to them than meets the eye.  Join us as we take a closer look at some of nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

May 26
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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June 2019

Coffee Club

June 1 @ 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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Reptiles & Amphibians

June 2 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Get an up-close look at some of our local frogs, toads, snakes and turtles. Learn what makes them so unique and where these critters might be hiding in the marsh. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Castaway Critters

June 8
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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A lot of nature’s creatures have been given a bad reputation but they’re not as bad as they seem! Many of them are beneficial to both the environment and humans. Join us as we reveal the redeeming qualities of the creatures we love to hate. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Nature’s Paint Brush

June 9 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Fun for the whole family, this program consists of a short hike to gather our “paintbrushes.” You don’t always need a trip to the store to make great art. Join us as we explore how to make simple yet fun paintings, with natural elements sourced from Lake Erie Metropark nature trails. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Standards of the Strait – Flags of the Detroit River

June 15
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The “Stars and Bars” is not the only flag that has flown over southeast Michigan.  Join us as we take a deeper look at Old Glory and investigate other flags that have flown over our region.  Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Father’s Day Facts and Fictions

June 16 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Animal kingdom dads don’t all have the same jobs.  Join us as we honor nature’s fathers and investigate their lifestyles. Just who might earn that title of Father of the Year?  Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Nature Journaling 101

June 22 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Experience nature in a whole new way by journaling the things you see, hear and experience. We will be hitting the trail for some immersive experiences; while discovering fun, new ways of recording our memories. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Marsh Meander

June 23 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Rare Fare

June 29
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Hundreds of plants and animals call Lake Erie Metropark home. Did you know that, for some, this park is one of the few places in the state of Michigan it can found? Join us as we explore the life histories of these often and not-often seen plants and animals. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Museum Miscellaneous

June 30 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection.  Guided by an interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance to find out! Please pre-register, (734) 379-5020.

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July 2019

Michigan Tree I.D.

July 6
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn how to identify native Michigan tree species, how they grow and their different physical aspects. Join us to better understand how all trees have their place in our ecosystem. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Coffee Club

July 6 @ 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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Marshland Dragons

July 13 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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They eat mosquitoes, fly better than helicopters, and even migrate for the winter. Welcome to the world of dragonflies!  Join us for a closer look at these fascinating insects. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

July 14 @ 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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Beer, Autos & More (B.A.M.) Festival: MICRO-Marathon

July 20 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Kick-off the B.A.M Festival with the MICRO-Marathon. A .262 mile (that’s a little over a ¼ mile) walk/run. All participants that register before June 15th will receive a MICRO-Marathon t-shirt; and all participants 21 years and older are eligible for a special post-race prize. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020

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Beer, Autos & More (B.A.M.) Festival

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for our second annual B.A.M. Festival celebrating the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Check out vehicles from the Prohibition Era (1920’s and 30’s), enjoy local food trucks, and those 21 and older can visit the beer tasting tent featuring Michigan craft beers. This year, we are also adding a classic car show as well!

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Animal Forensics

July 27
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Detectives needed! Put your identification skills to the test and help us investigate different sites along the trails in the park. We’ll look for clues and gather evidence to determine what animal was present at each site! Join us as we identify our findings during this fun-filled, forensic program! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Michigan Moth Night

July 27 @ 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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These often misunderstood and overlooked creatures are some of the most unique and beautiful around. Join us as we learn a bit about them, then we will set up some lights and bait and see who pays us a visit! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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LENS CAP

July 28 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Some of the most iconic moments in world history have been documented in photographs.  Join us as we study some of those incredible images in more detail.  Why are they so powerful? How did they do it?  Everybody is welcome.  Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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August 2019

Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

August 2
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

August 2
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

August 3
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Lots of Lovely Lotus

August 3
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The American Lotus is one of the rarest flowers in the state of Michigan but you wouldn’t know by visiting the shorelines of Lake Erie Metropark! We’ll take a short walk to the shoreline where we’ll investigate the biology and history of this wonderful flower. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Coffee Club

August 3 @ 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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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

August 4
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Little Walk in the Prairie

August 4
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Let’s take a short hike out to our modified tallgrass prairie to discover plants like Big Bluestem, Tall Coreopsis and more. Learn what makes prairie plants so unique, how fire plays an important role in keeping it healthy, and the history of prairies in southeast Michigan. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

August 9
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

August 10 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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The War of 1812 – A Closer Look

August 10 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The War of 1812 is one of America’s lesser known conflicts.  However, its impact on global history is tremendous.  Join us as we look at the who, how, and investigate why we care. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Bats of Michigan Hike

August 10 @ 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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It’s a rodent, it’s a bird, IT’S A BAT! Learn what makes bats special and understand misconceptions surrounding these creatures of the night. Join us for a program and guided hike, as we explore and try to observe one of Michigan’s most interesting animals. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

August 11
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Monarch Madness

August 17 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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From their life on the leaf of a Milkweed, to their nearly 3,000-mile migration to Mexico, we will investigate the awesome life cycle of the beautiful Monarch butterfly. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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August Evening Hike

August 17 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Escape the dog-days-of-summer by enjoying a guided summer evening hike through the marsh. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Summer Discovery Cruises – Lake Erie Metropark

August 18
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org.

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Talkin’ about Osprey

August 24
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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In the not-so-distant past, Osprey were approaching extinction in North America. Now, they can be found throughout southeast Michigan. Join us as we check out the Osprey up close and personal. We’ll conclude with a short drive through the park with hopes of finding a few. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Museum Miscellaneous

August 25 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection.  Guided by an interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance to find out! Please pre-register, (734) 379-5020.

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Spider Stroll

August 31 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Like it or not, spiders are everywhere. But don’t fear – we are prepared to set the record straight.  Join us as we take a casual stroll to investigate these important but misunderstood critters.  Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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September 2019

Marsh Meander

September 1 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred and feathered. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

Find out more »

Raptor Month: RAPTOR I.D. IN 1-2-3

September 7
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for raptor identification made simple. We will begin the day in the Marshlands Museum looking at some easy ways to get you on the right track when it comes to identifying birds of prey in flight. Next, we will head out on a hike to the Detroit River Hawk Watch site in hopes of spotting some of these majestic, migratory birds and to test your newly learned skills. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Coffee Club

September 7 @ 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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Raptor Month: Fit for Flight

September 14
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Raptors are getting ready to make the move back down south, but the flight isn’t an easy one. We’ll discover how their bodies are strong enough to travel these long distances! After, we’ll head to the boat launch to see the raptors flying over the park. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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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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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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HAWKFEST

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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HAWKFEST

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Raptor Month: Eagles at Erie

September 28
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Let’s learn a bit about the Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle, two raptors that can be seen in and around Lake Erie Metropark. After, we’ll head to the boat launch to see the raptors flying over the park. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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LENS CAP

September 29 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Don’t let your camera scare you – take it off automatic and make a picture, don’t just take a picture.  Join us as we investigate photography basics including aperture, shutter speed and some easy composition strategies. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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October 2019

Coffee Club

October 5 @ 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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Historic Plovers

October 5 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Try your hand at creating a historic plover decoy while we take some time to investigate the natural history of these amazing birds. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Copying Nature: From Inspiration to Innovation

October 12
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Nature has influenced many inventors to create exciting products and technologies over the years. From airplanes to Velcro and so much more! Discover the impact these inventions have made on society! Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Dollars for Ducks

October 13 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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2019 marks the 85th Anniversary of the Federal Duck Stamp. No, they are not sending letters, but they are a key part in wildlife conservation. Join us as we explore the origins of this impressive program. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Leaf Lanterns and Critters

October 19
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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A great addition to your front porch, this craft is designed to complement your Jack-o’-lantern collection! Join us as we go on a hike to find the best-looking leaves, and then create our own fall themed lanterns. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Marsh Meander

October 20 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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A Skull Tells All

October 26
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Museum Miscellaneous

October 27 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection.  Guided by an interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance to find out! Please pre-register, 734-379-5020.

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November 2019

Coffee Club

November 2 @ 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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Facing the Frost

November 3
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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As the brilliant colors of fall give way to the barren winter, it’s time to prepare for the harsh conditions that lie ahead. From migration to hibernation, we’ll discover the different adaptations and strategies animals use to survive this time of the year. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Ways of the Whitetail

November 9 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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From the cute, little fawn to the majestic whitetail buck; we will be taking an in-depth look at the habits of these much-loved creatures. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Lake Erie Owl Prowl

November 9 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation, we will head out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Talkin’ Turkey

November 16 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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As we approach Thanksgiving, learn a little more about the star of this holiday, the Turkey! We will find out some fascinating facts about this unique wild fowl, and discover why Benjamin Franklin wanted the Wild Turkey as our National Bird…move over Bald Eagle! Please preregister, 734-379-5020. 

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Marsh Meander

November 17 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters furred and feathered. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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The Evolution of Hunting

November 23
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Michigan hunting season is in full swing, but how has it changed from seasons past? Join us as we look at the evolution of “The Hunter,” exploring how technology has changed the way we hunt. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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LENS CAP

November 24 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Everybody loves a photo contest so now is your chance to show your stuff. Winners will have their images hung in the observation room. After the judging, we’ll investigate some photographic strategies.   For details on how to participate in the contest, contact the Marshlands Museum. Everybody is welcome, even if you didn’t submit anything. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

November 30 @ 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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December 2019

Snacks with Santa

December 7
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Make this Christmas Season special with a visit by ‘ole St. Nick himself and enjoy a holiday snack, games, crafts, music by the Mrs. Claus Jam Band and more!  The program takes place at the Lake Erie Golf Course Starter Building.  Preregistration required, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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Coffee Club

December 14 @ 8:00 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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Lake Erie Owl Prowl

December 14 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a live owl program presented by the Leslie Nature and Science Center where we’ll get to see these amazing birds up close and personal! Please preregister, 734-379-5020

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The Natural History of Christmas

December 15 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Clicking tendons, not-so-poisonous flowers and the number six are all part of Christmas, believe it or not. Join us as we look deeper into the often unknowns of the holiday season. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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The 12 Days of Christmas: Critter Style

December 21
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a light-hearted look at the 12 Days of Christmas with an animal twist. Enjoy cocoa and cookies during the program too. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Flint Knapping Basics

December 22 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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This simple and ancient technique has been used by man and his relatives for thousands of years. Join us and learn a little more on how this dying art kept mankind alive and fed for millennia. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Winter Walk in the Woods

December 28
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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We are going to hit the trail in search of what’s going on in the woods this winter. Tracks and signs of our winter critters will be the focus of this cold-weather stroll. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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