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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/

September 2020

Meet Around the Table

September 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Meet Around the Table

September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Raptor Month: Hawks R’ Neat

September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on September 27, 2020 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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What makes a raptor a raptor? What is the difference between a hawk and a falcon? Discover the answers to these questions, and a whole lot more, as we take a fun look at what makes our raptors so unique.…

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Raptor Month: Talking about Osprey

September 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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In the not too distant past, Osprey numbers in North America were declining.  Now, they can be found throughout Southeast Michigan! Join us for a detailed look at their life histories.  There’s lots to learn, from their identification, to their…

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Meet Around the Table

September 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Raptor Month: Owls, What a Hoot

September 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 19, 2020 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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So, where do owls fit in with Raptor Month? Join us as we explore the world of our more secretive raptor species. From the tiny Saw-whet Owl, to the beautiful Snowy Owl, we will be using mounts and other props…

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Raptor Month: Hawk ID Workshop

September 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 19, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on September 27, 2020 at 2:00pm

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

Have you ever wondered how some folks can see a speck in the sky, that is a mile away, and identify what it is? Well, wonder no more. Join us as we look at the basics of identifying raptors by…

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Meet Around the Table

September 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

Find out more »

Meet Around the Table

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

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

Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

Find out more »

Raptor Month: Owls, What a Hoot

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 19, 2020 at 10:00am

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

So, where do owls fit in with Raptor Month? Join us as we explore the world of our more secretive raptor species. From the tiny Saw-whet Owl, to the beautiful Snowy Owl, we will be using mounts and other props…

Find out more »

Raptor Month: Hawk ID Workshop

September 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on September 19, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on September 27, 2020 at 2:00pm

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

Have you ever wondered how some folks can see a speck in the sky, that is a mile away, and identify what it is? Well, wonder no more. Join us as we look at the basics of identifying raptors by…

Find out more »

Meet Around the Table

September 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

Find out more »

Raptor Month: Hawks R’ Neat

September 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on September 27, 2020 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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What makes a raptor a raptor? What is the difference between a hawk and a falcon? Discover the answers to these questions, and a whole lot more, as we take a fun look at what makes our raptors so unique.…

Find out more »

Raptor Month: Eagle’s @ Erie

September 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 10:00am

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

Bald Eagles, once critically endangered, have recovered to the point that they have been removed from the Endangered Species list. Join us as we discuss the remarkable recovery of this magnificent bird; and as we head down to the shores…

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Meet Around the Table

September 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Meet Around the Table

September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

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

Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

Find out more »

Raptor Month: Eagle’s @ Erie

September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 10:00am

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

Bald Eagles, once critically endangered, have recovered to the point that they have been removed from the Endangered Species list. Join us as we discuss the remarkable recovery of this magnificent bird; and as we head down to the shores…

Find out more »

Raptor Month: Talking about Osprey

September 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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In the not too distant past, Osprey numbers in North America were declining.  Now, they can be found throughout Southeast Michigan! Join us for a detailed look at their life histories.  There’s lots to learn, from their identification, to their…

Find out more »

Evening Wetlands Hike

September 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Join us for an evening walk through the marshes of Lake Erie Metropark! On the trails we’ll discover the importance of marsh habitat and be on the look-out for marshland plants and animals. Face coverings are encouraged. Fun for all…

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Meet Around the Table

September 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

Find out more »

Raptor Month: Hawks R’ Neat

September 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on September 27, 2020 at 10:00am

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

What makes a raptor a raptor? What is the difference between a hawk and a falcon? Discover the answers to these questions, and a whole lot more, as we take a fun look at what makes our raptors so unique.…

Find out more »

Raptor Month: Hawk ID Workshop

September 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on September 19, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on September 27, 2020 at 2:00pm

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

Have you ever wondered how some folks can see a speck in the sky, that is a mile away, and identify what it is? Well, wonder no more. Join us as we look at the basics of identifying raptors by…

Find out more »

LENS CAP

September 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

LENS CAP – the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography – meets six times a year.  This month is a “back to basics approach” as we review basic camera settings and composition.  Be sure to bring your camera…

Find out more »

October 2020

Meet Around the Table

October 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Crack O’ Dawn Coffee Club

October 3, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Too many people sleep through the best part of the day!  Come join us instead!  During our one-mile stroll, we see what the world of Mother Nature has to offer. Birds? Mammals? Botany? History?  We’ll find out when we get…

Find out more »

Meet Around the Table

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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The Awesome Opossum

October 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Wait, opossums don’t migrate! Or do they? About a century ago, you could not find a single opossum in our state, and now they live all over Michigan. Discover how this unique yet common animal has adapted to life in…

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Meet Around the Table

October 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Spider Stroll

October 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Like it or not, spiders are everywhere. But don’t fear – we are prepared to set the record straight on these misunderstood creatures. Join us for a casual stroll along the nature trails as we look for these crawly critters.…

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Meet Around the Table

October 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Meet Around the Table

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Michigan’s Misunderstood Migrator

October 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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As raptors migrate across southeastern Michigan one species is commonly misunderstood among the rest…the Turkey Vulture. Join us as we debunk the misconceptions about these birds and learn about their importance to both wildlife and humans. Then we’ll head out…

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Meet Around the Table

October 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Birds in Your Binoculars

October 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 11, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on October 24, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The autumn is upon us and bird migration is well underway.  Join us as we take a walk looking for our southbound feathered friends. We will make a stop off at the Detroit River Hawk Watch to see if any…

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Birds in Your Binoculars

October 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The autumn is upon us and bird migration is well underway.  Join us as we take a walk looking for our southbound feathered friends. We will make a stop off at the Detroit River Hawk Watch to see if any…

Find out more »

Meet Around the Table

October 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Meet Around the Table

October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Stories in the Stars

October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Discover the stories behind the stars that light up the night sky! Join us as we learn about the how constellations have been important to humans and served as the inspiration for folklore. We’ll explore what a star is, the…

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Meet Around the Table

October 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Swing by our table in front of the Marshlands Museum where we will some fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new.  Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays.…

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Fall Color Frenzy

October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Why do leaves change color? Why are some trees green all year long? Discover some of the mysteries of trees as we admire the beautiful fall foliage of the Metropark. Bring your hiking boots and your favorite pair of binoculars…

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Birds in Your Binoculars

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 11, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on October 24, 2020 at 2:00pm

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

The autumn is upon us and bird migration is well underway.  Join us as we take a walk looking for our southbound feathered friends. We will make a stop off at the Detroit River Hawk Watch to see if any…

Find out more »

Birds in Your Binoculars

October 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on October 11, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 2:00pm

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

The autumn is upon us and bird migration is well underway.  Join us as we take a walk looking for our southbound feathered friends. We will make a stop off at the Detroit River Hawk Watch to see if any…

Find out more »

November 2020

Crack O’ Dawn Coffee Club

November 7, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2020

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

Too many people sleep through the best part of the day!  Come join us instead!  During our one-mile stroll, we see what the world of Mother Nature has to offer. Birds? Mammals? Botany? History?  We’ll find out when we get…

Find out more »

Marsh Meander

November 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The marsh is a cool place to visit any time of year. Join us for a casual walk through the marsh as we talk about the marsh in winter and the animals and plants we will see. Social distancing and…

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Space, Weather & Nature

November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Ever wonder what makes life possible on Earth? Ever think about what drives the weather? In this program we’ll discover how space, weather and nature are connected. We’ll learn how the sun affects our atmosphere which in turn affects plants,…

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Lake Erie Owl Prowl

November 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

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. We will spend the evening out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls! Social distancing and face coverings are required.…

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Lake Erie Owl Prowl

November 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

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. We will spend the evening out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls! Social distancing and face coverings are required.…

Find out more »

Lake Erie Owl Prowl

November 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

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. We will spend the evening out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls! Social distancing and face coverings are required.…

Find out more »

LENS CAP

November 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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LENS CAP – the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography – meets six times a year.  This month is a “back to basics approach” as we review basic camera settings and composition.  Be sure to bring your camera…

Find out more »

December 2020

Crack O’ Dawn Coffee Club

December 5, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2020

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

Too many people sleep through the best part of the day!  Come join us instead!  During our one-mile stroll, we see what the world of Mother Nature has to offer. Birds? Mammals? Botany? History?  We’ll find out when we get…

Find out more »

Whitetail Walk

December 5, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us as we learn about of one of Lake Erie Metroparks’s most popular animal... the Whitetail Deer! We’ll look for them out on the trails and discover their natural history. We’ll also learn how to identify and interpret their…

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Michigan Megafauna

December 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Discover the large mammals both past and present that call Michigan home. From saber-toothed tigers to mountain lions and mastodons to black bears, our state has a BIG history when it comes to megafauna. We will use bones and reproductions…

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Lights, Trails and Seasonal Tales

December 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Break away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas and join the Marshlands Museum staff for an evening of outdoor seasonal fun. We’ll hit the trail for a guided walk along our luminary-lit nature trail where we will meet a…

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Marsh Meander

December 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The marsh is a cool place to visit any time of year. Join us for a casual walk through the marsh as we talk about the marsh in winter and the animals and plants we will see. Social distancing and…

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Waterfowl on the River

December 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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It’s a great time to see waterfowl at Lake Erie Metropark! Join us as we head out on the trails and look for different waterfowl species on the lake. We’ll learn how to identify different species and their natural history.…

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January 2021

Crack ‘O Dawn Coffee Club

January 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 8:00am

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

Begin the day, in the perfect way, by joining us for a guided stroll on our nature trails where we will discuss seasonal happenings within the park. Fun for all ages! Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Cost: FREE! Location:…

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Evening Owl Prowl

January 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 16, 2021 at 6:00pm

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

Learn about the habits and habitats of Michigan’s extraordinary owls.  We will head out on the nature trails, in the dark, to see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Fun for all ages!…

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Marsh Meander

January 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 30, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on February 27, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on March 27, 2021 at 2:00pm

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

Join us to take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking Lake Erie Metropark’s marshes. We will search for some interesting occurrences and wildlife in the marsh. You never know who might show themselves during this interactive walk! Fun for…

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Birds in Your Binoculars

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

As the weather changes, so do the birds that can be found throughout Lake Erie Metropark. Let’s hit the nature trails to see which birds have staked their claim to the wilds of Lake Erie Metropark during the winter. Bring…

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Birds in Your Binoculars

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

As the weather changes, so do the birds that can be found throughout Lake Erie Metropark. Let’s hit the nature trails to see which birds have staked their claim to the wilds of Lake Erie Metropark during the winter. Bring…

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Hoot, Hike and Bonfire

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

While we rarely see them, owls in southeast Michigan are much more common than people realize!  Join us as we take some time to learn about these mysterious birds of the night.  We’ll head on the nature trail, in the…

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Canvasbacks from the Cove

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

During the winter months our feathered waterfowl friends flock to the Detroit River and Lake Erie by the hundreds of thousands. Join us as we head to Cove Point and scan for canvasbacks, redheads, mergansers and more! Be sure to…

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Eagles on Ice

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

The icy waters of the Detroit River attract a rich variety of waterfowl. Did you know, where one finds ducks in winter, one will find eagles, too. Dozens of them, in fact!  Join us as we search the river for…

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Eagles on Ice

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

The icy waters of the Detroit River attract a rich variety of waterfowl. Did you know, where one finds ducks in winter, one will find eagles, too. Dozens of them, in fact!  Join us as we search the river for…

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Evening Owl Prowl

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Learn about the habits and habitats of Michigan’s extraordinary owls.  We will head out on the nature trails, in the dark, to see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Fun for all ages!…

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Arctic Visitors: Tundra Swan Watch

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call southeast Michigan home during the cold weather.  Join us for a look at one of our winter visitors – the Tundra Swan.  Why are they here?  How…

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Arctic Visitors: Tundra Swan Watch

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call southeast Michigan home during the cold weather.  Join us for a look at one of our winter visitors – the Tundra Swan.  Why are they here?  How…

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Marshland Meteorology

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

There are many thoughts, ideas and beliefs out there regarding nature and predicting the weather. Let’s take a trip to the marsh, on our nature trails, to see what the muskrats and other creatures have to say about the type…

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Youth Gone Wild

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Get wild at Lake Erie Metropark! This youth-focused program provides participants the opportunity to explore different areas of Lake Erie Metropark and get up close with nature through hands on activities and experiences. Monthly sessions will take place on Saturdays…

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Dabblers & Divers

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most-hearty birds found at Lake Erie Metropark, waterfowl. They are ducks, geese and swans to be precise. Join us as we scan the Detroit River and Lake Erie for species that…

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Marsh Meander

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Join us to take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking Lake Erie Metropark’s marshes. We will search for some interesting occurrences and wildlife in the marsh. You never know who might show themselves during this interactive walk! Fun for…

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Groundbreaking Groundhogs

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Will the groundhog see his shadow? Will we have six more weeks of winter? Join us as we look at the groundhog and how he became a weather forecaster. Fun for all ages! Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost:…

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LENS CAP

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

LENS CAP – the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography – meets six times a year.  This month is a “back to basics approach” as we review basic camera settings and composition.  Be sure to bring your camera…

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February 2021

Crack ‘O Dawn Coffee Club

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Begin the day, in the perfect way, by joining us for a guided stroll on our nature trails where we will discuss seasonal happenings within the park. Fun for all ages! Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Cost: FREE! Location:…

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Winter Tracking

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Let’s learn what kind of animals stay active all winter and how to tell what animals were tromping through the snow from the tracks they leave. Join us as we head out on the nature trails for these tracks, and…

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Winter Tracking

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Let’s learn what kind of animals stay active all winter and how to tell what animals were tromping through the snow from the tracks they leave. Join us as we head out on the nature trails for these tracks, and…

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Strategies & Survivors

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Let’s face it – for most us, if we were dropped in the outdoors in the dead of winter, we would be in serious trouble.  But wildlife seems to manage well, wouldn’t you say?  Join us on the nature trails…

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Birds in Your Binoculars

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

As the weather changes, so do the birds that can be found throughout Lake Erie Metropark. Let’s hit the nature trails to see which birds have staked their claim to the wilds of Lake Erie Metropark during the winter. Bring…

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Brownie Scout: Snow Adventure Badge

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Looking to earn your snow adventure badge? Join us at Lake Erie Metropark to explore nature in the snow! Scouts will take a hike and discover what happens to plants and wildlife during the winter. They will also learn the…

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Birds in Your Binoculars

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

As the weather changes, so do the birds that can be found throughout Lake Erie Metropark. Let’s hit the nature trails to see which birds have staked their claim to the wilds of Lake Erie Metropark during the winter. Bring…

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Arctic Visitors: Tundra Swan Watch

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call southeast Michigan home during the cold weather.  Join us for a look at one of our winter visitors – the Tundra Swan.  Why are they here?  How…

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Arctic Visitors: Tundra Swan Watch

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call southeast Michigan home during the cold weather.  Join us for a look at one of our winter visitors – the Tundra Swan.  Why are they here?  How…

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Eagles on Ice

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

The icy waters of the Detroit River attract a rich variety of waterfowl. Did you know, where one finds ducks in winter, one will find eagles, too. Dozens of them, in fact!  Join us as we search the river for…

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Youth Gone Wild

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Get wild at Lake Erie Metropark! This youth focused program provides participants the opportunity to explore different areas of Lake Erie Metropark and get up close with nature through hands on activities and experiences. Monthly sessions will take place on…

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Eagles on Ice

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

The icy waters of the Detroit River attract a rich variety of waterfowl. Did you know, where one finds ducks in winter, one will find eagles, too. Dozens of them, in fact!  Join us as we search the river for…

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Prohibition Sunday: Rum-runners Hike

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

The Detroit River was a pretty busy place during Prohibition. Tremendous amounts of illegal liquor was entering the United States from Canada during the 1920’s and early 1930’s.  Join us as we travel back to the era of blind pigs,…

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Marsh Meander

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Join us to take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking Lake Erie Metropark’s marshes. We will search for some interesting occurrences and wildlife in the marsh. You never know who might show themselves during this interactive walk! Fun for…

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Space, Stars and Marshmallows

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Discover the wonders of space and the stars! Join us as we learn about our solar system and the unique features of the planets. Then we’ll gather around the bonfire for some stargazing! Ages 8 and up. Time: 6 p.m.…

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Canvasbacks from the Cove

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

During the winter months our feathered waterfowl friends flock to the Detroit River and Lake Erie by the hundreds of thousands. Join us as we head to Cove Point and scan for canvasbacks, redheads, mergansers and more! Be sure to…

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