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Oakwoods Metropark

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32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
(734) 782-3956 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/oakwoods-metropark/

April 2021

American Woodcock Walk

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip on the nature trails to the water,…

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Hike-n-Sketch

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Fun for all ages!…

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Operation Feeder Watch

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us at the back of the Nature Center as we set up to watch the flurry of activity around our bird feeders. We will answer any questions, help with IDing birds, and discuss some of the other winged wonders…

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Hike-n-Sketch

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Fun for all ages!…

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Birding Basics

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Are you new to birding? Are you ready to leave your backyard and explore new birds?  Birding Basics covers the most frequent flyers in our area. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Fun for…

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Beavers in the Backwaters Hike

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Our resident beavers have been busy as a…. well, you know; and they are leaving evidence of their hard work all along the river. Let’s head out for a hike on the nature trails to discover some of their handy-work…

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Beavers in the Backwaters Hike

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Our resident beavers have been busy as a…. well, you know; and they are leaving evidence of their hard work all along the river. Let’s head out for a hike on the nature trails to discover some of their handy-work…

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Evening Woodland Walk

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

As we begin to settle in for the evening, some of nature’s creatures are just getting ready to get started. Let’s head out on the nature trail to see who might be stirring and talk about some of the exciting…

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May 2021

Early-Bird Hike

May 1 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Get a jump on the “early bird” as we head into the Oak-woods to discover resident and migrant birds that might be out-and-about in the early morning. Bring your binoculars and your sense of wonder. You never know who we…

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Tadpoles: Skunks

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be walking along Splitlog Trail as we highlight the Skunks that live in our area during this fun, interactive, outdoor program. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Ages 2 – 5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.…

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Explorer’s Club: Spring Flowers

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be hiking the nature trails and learning to identify native wildflowers and recording them in a nature journal. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Ages 6 – 14. Time: 10 a.m. –…

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The “What Is It?” Un-Nature Trail

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2021

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

This program sends you out onto the nature trail to identify things in nature.  The twist – the items you find are man-made to represent something natural in nature.  It will take a creative mind to unravel the clues!  Social…

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Next Level Birding

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

It’s time to kick it up a notch!  Grab your binoculars and get ready for the bird extravaganza that’s taking place like no other time of year.  Birds not normally here will be passing through on their way to their…

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Operation Feeder Watch

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 10, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on April 17, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on May 8, 2021 at 10:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us at the back of the Nature Center as we set up to watch the flurry of activity around our bird feeders. We will answer any questions, help with IDing birds, and discuss some of the other winged wonders…

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Wetland Wonders: Vernal Pools

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Ever hear loud calls in the woods during the spring? It's not always a bird, but instead they are amphibians! During this hike we will find vernal pools and cool amphibians to talk about! This program is entirely outdoors. Social…

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Treat Mom to a relaxing hike through the woods to discover some of the beautiful spring wildflowers that can be found along the nature trails. Learn some fun facts about these unique treasures and hear some of the myths and…

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on May 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Treat Mom to a relaxing hike through the woods to discover some of the beautiful spring wildflowers that can be found along the nature trails. Learn some fun facts about these unique treasures and hear some of the myths and…

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Watching for Warblers Walk

May 15 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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One event on May 22, 2021 at 7:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

In spring, the woods come alive with the colors of wildflowers, butterflies, and migrating warblers. Join us as we search for some of the over 20 species that pass through the area each spring. Bring your binoculars (and your patience).…

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Girl Scouts: Outstanding OAKwoods Program

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s venture into the Oak-woods to discover which species of trees live here, and the role each one plays in the ecology of the woods. We will make a journal of the different trees we find. This program is entirely…

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Girl Scouts: Outstanding OAKwoods Program

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s venture into the Oak-woods to discover which species of trees live here, and the role each one plays in the ecology of the woods. We will make a journal of the different trees we find. This program is entirely…

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Watching for Warblers Walk

May 22 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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One event on May 22, 2021 at 7:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

In spring, the woods come alive with the colors of wildflowers, butterflies, and migrating warblers. Join us as we search for some of the over 20 species that pass through the area each spring. Bring your binoculars (and your patience).…

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Hike-n-Sketch

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on April 17, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on April 17, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on May 22, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on May 22, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 19, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Fun for all ages!…

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Springing to Life Hike

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Birds are singing and flowers are blooming! This is the perfect time of year to take a hike through the woods on our nature trails to observe and admire the beauty of nature. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing…

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Hike-n-Sketch

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 17, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on May 22, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on May 22, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Fun for all ages!…

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Backwater Beaver Bonfire

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We’ll relax around the bonfire and discuss the nocturnal happenings of the beavers at our park.  After learning about these magnificent animals we’ll take a walk to the river’s edge to look for signs of their presence. This program is…

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Wonderful Wildflower Walk

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on June 12, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on June 12, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Venture outdoors to our colorful butterfly nature trails to experience the magic between wildflowers and pollinators! As we hike through the trials, we will talk about the interesting facts of wildflowers and their importance to our native pollinators. This program…

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Wonderful Wildflower Walk

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 29, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 12, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 12, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Venture outdoors to our colorful butterfly nature trails to experience the magic between wildflowers and pollinators! As we hike through the trials, we will talk about the interesting facts of wildflowers and their importance to our native pollinators. This program…

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Nature @ Night: Spring

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trail and discuss the nocturnal happenings of Oakwoods Metropark during the spring. Listen to the frogs signing. Watch for the birds nesting in the area. You never know what we might encounter during this exciting evening trek…

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June 2021

Tadpoles: Raccoons

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be walking along Splitlog Trail as we highlight the Raccoons that live in our area during this fun, interactive, outdoor program. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Ages 2 – 5. Time:…

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Explorer’s Club: Invasive Species

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

From Garlic Mustard, to Autumn Olive, we will hike the nature trails and learn to identify Michigan’s invasive species!  We will learn how they got here, what effects they have on our local ecosystem, and what we can do to…

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The “What Is It?” Un-Nature Trail

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2021

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

This program sends you out onto the nature trail to identify things in nature.  The twist – the items you find are man-made to represent something natural in nature.  It will take a creative mind to unravel the clues!  Social…

Find out more »

Wonderful Wildflower Walk

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 29, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 12, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on June 12, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Venture outdoors to our colorful butterfly nature trails to experience the magic between wildflowers and pollinators! As we hike through the trials, we will talk about the interesting facts of wildflowers and their importance to our native pollinators. This program…

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River Trail Ramble

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

What sorts of things are happening along the River Trail behind the Nature Center? Join us as we take a stroll along the river to see the work of the Beaver, the Pileated Woodpeckers, and maybe even the Bald Eagles.…

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Wonderful Wildflower Walk

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 29, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 12, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 12, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Venture outdoors to our colorful butterfly nature trails to experience the magic between wildflowers and pollinators! As we hike through the trials, we will talk about the interesting facts of wildflowers and their importance to our native pollinators. This program…

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Dragons & Damsels

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

The airspace above the Huron River, and other waterways in and around Oakwoods, is a flurry of activity. We are talking about the many species of dragonflies and damselflies that reside in the park. Let’s take a walk to see…

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Hike-n-Sketch

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on April 17, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on April 17, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on May 22, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on May 22, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 19, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Fun for all ages!…

Find out more »

Hike-n-Sketch

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on April 17, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on April 17, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on May 22, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on May 22, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Fun for all ages!…

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Creatures of the Night

June 19 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

The leaves rustle, a twig snaps, something scurries across the trail.  Strange noises echo through the trees.  What animals could it be?  We’ll meander around the trails in search of the night life going on in the woods and learn…

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Sacred Herbs

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

There are a variety of herbs that can provide wonderful health benefits to us! Come join us on a hike to learn about their lore and intriguing magical effects they have on our bodies. This program is entirely outdoors. Social…

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Sacred Herbs

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

There are a variety of herbs that can provide wonderful health benefits to us! Come join us on a hike to learn about their lore and intriguing magical effects they have on our bodies. This program is entirely outdoors. Social…

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Cruisin’ for Crayfish

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

How many different species of crayfish live in Michigan? What role do they play in our ecosystems? We will attempt to answer these, and many other questions regarding the mysterious “mud bug” during this fun, evening stroll. This program is…

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