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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 2020

CANCELED: Tadpoles: Rabbits

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Rabbits that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 – 5 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature…

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CANCELED: Explorer’s Club: Tracks and Scat

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come hike around the trail and look for signs of our critters.  We will be using plaster to make casts of animal tracks. We will be going outside, so please dress for the weather. Ages 6 – 14. Time: 10…

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CANCELED: Evening Adventures: American Woodcock Walk

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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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 indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls…

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CANCELED: Spring Break Fun Day: Michigan Snakes

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Some folks love ‘em, some folks don’t! No matter what your thoughts are about these critters, they are an extremely important part of our environment. Join us as we dive into the lives of some of our more common snake…

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CANCELED: Bones & Skulls I.D. Workshop

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Have you ever gone hiking and come across deer bones and wanted to know more? Join us and learn about bones that make up the animals of Oakwoods Metropark. Learn to identify different animals and species so next time you…

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CANCELED: Spring Frogs Walk-n-Talk

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We will begin indoors with a fun talk about Michigan’s Frog species; then, we will head outdoors on a hike to look for some of our amphibian friends that are out and about in the Park. Fun for all ages…

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CANCELED: Owl Pellet Dissection Day

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 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…

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CANCELED: Animals of Oakwoods

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Get an up-close and personal look at some of the animals that live at Oakwoods Metropark. We will be using study skins, mounts, and live animals to investigate our resident wildlife. Fun for all ages. Time: 10 a.m. – 11…

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CANCELED: Yoga in the Park

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcome! This program will be held…

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Earth Day Clean-Up @ Oakwoods

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for an Earth Day Clean-up to help keep our park beautiful and safe for people and wildlife! Individuals, families and groups welcome. We will work on picking up any trash and removing invasive species. At check-in you will…

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Build a Bluebird Box Workshop

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bluebirds were once some of the most prolific birds in southeast Michigan; but times have changes. Learn about some of our most beautiful feathered residents, then build a bluebird box of your own to help encourage these beautiful little birds…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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Nature at Night: Spring

April 25 @ 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 singing. Watch for the birds arriving during their northerly migration. You never know what we might encounter during this exciting evening…

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May 2020

Tadpoles: Skunks

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Skunks that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 -5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature Center…

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Explorer’s Club: Spring Flowers

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be hiking the trails and learning to identify native wildflowers and recording them in a nature journal. Please dress for the weather. Ages 6 – 14. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods…

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Michigan Snakes

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

Some folks love ‘em, some folks don’t! No matter what your thoughts are about these critters, they are an extremely important part of our environment. Join us as we dive into the lives of some of our more common snake…

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Early Bird Hike

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

The spring can be a wonderful time to see a variety of birds as they migrate through our area. Let’s hit the trails in search of some of our early spring migrants. Bring your binoculars and your bird guide. Ages…

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Yoga in the Park

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Spring Frogs Walk-n-Talk

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will begin indoors with a fun talk about Michigan’s Frog species; then, we will head outdoors on a hike to look for some of our amphibian friends that are out and about in the park. Join us to visit…

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Girl Scouts: Mariners Mini-Adventure, Voyageur Canoe Tours

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Hop aboard our replica 34-foot Voyageur canoe as we travel the backwaters of the Huron River and discover the natural and cultural history of the region. You never know when a beaver, deer, or osprey may pay us a visit.…

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Build a Bat House Workshop

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Begin the day with a program discussing the bats species found in our area, and why they are so important to have around. Then, we will build a bat house that you can take home to encourage these beneficial mammals…

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Walking Stick Make-n-Take

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Make your own hiking stick, decorating it with natural materials and other items.  Then we will head out on our trails for a test drive during a guided hike. Fun for all ages Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Cost:…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and emjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that…

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June 2020

Full Flower Moon Hike

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Discover why the Native Americans referred to this full moon as the “Flower Moon” while learning some facts, myths, and legends surrounding our moon. We will hike along the trails while discussing the moon; as well as, some of the…

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Tadpoles: Raccoon

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Raccoons that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 – 5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature…

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Explorer’s Club: Invasive Species

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

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

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Gardening for Beginners

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Did you ever want to learn the art of gardening? Join us to get your hands dirty planting your very own plants while learning techniques and the natural ingredients needed to care for a garden! Fun for all ages Time:…

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Yoga in the Park

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Owl Pellet Dissection Day

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

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…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic Voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that live in the…

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Can you Dig It? Archaeology Day Camp

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Want to learn about Oakwood’s Metropark ancient past? Come join us for an archaeology camp where you can learn to dig and explore like Indiana Jones. Be ready to get dirty as you work with a trained archaeologist to sort…

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Can you Dig It? Archaeology Day Camp

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Want to learn about Oakwood’s Metropark ancient past? Come join us for an archaeology camp where you can learn to dig and explore like Indiana Jones. Be ready to get dirty as you work with a trained archaeologist to sort…

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Nature Art Day Camp

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Capture the beauty of the natural world through activities such as making a nature journal, crafting with natural materials, painting, drawing, and more. We will be spending time indoors, and out in nature, using art to make natural keepsakes and…

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Nature Art Day Camp

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Capture the beauty of the natural world through activities such as making a nature journal, crafting with natural materials, painting, drawing, and more. We will be spending time indoors, and out in nature, using art to make natural keepsakes and…

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Colors of the Wind: Beauty of Butterflies Hike

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Wear your best Butterfly costume as we venture outdoors to our colorful butterfly 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…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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Oakwoods Nature Day Camp

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Kids will love this camp focusing on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. Meet turtles, snakes, frogs and other animals from the Nature Center; including Hawkeye, our Red-tailed Hawk. Hike the fields and prairies to discover the plants and…

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Oakwoods Nature Day Camp

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Kids will love this camp focusing on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. Meet turtles, snakes, frogs and other animals from the Nature Center; including Hawkeye, our Red-tailed Hawk. Hike the fields and prairies to discover the plants and…

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July 2020

Yoga in the Park

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Tadpoles: Raccoons

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

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the raccoons that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2-5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature Center Pre-registration…

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Explorer’s Club: Autumn Olive

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

Join us this month to learn about Autumn Olive.  We’ll go on a hike in search of this invasive plant, learn to identify it, and discover how it made its way here from Asia. We will discuss the impact that…

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Wildlife Jeopardy

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Test your nature knowledge during this exciting, interactive game patterned after the game show, Jeopardy. Participate individually or as a team, and put your skills to the test. Fun for all ages! Time: 10 a.m. - noon Cost: $3 per…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

July 18 @ 10:00 am
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for our canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic Voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that live in the…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

July 18 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2020 at 2:00pm

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

Join us for our canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic Voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that live in the…

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The World Beneath Us

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

There is an amazing underworld beneath us full of cool insects in the rich soil to explore. Join us at the nature center to take to the outdoors and learn about these interesting bugs, their characteristics and what they offer to…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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History of the Huron: Timeline Along the Trail

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Travel through 4,000 years of history during this one-mile hike along the banks of the Huron River. Learn about the many people that have passed through the area; and discover how they helped mold our community. Fun for all ages!…

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Time with Toddlers Week

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let your child spend time learning about the natural world during this fun, interactive time together. Each day will include nature lessons, music and motion, snack time, crafts, stories and time outdoors. Parents are required to sit back, relax, and…

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Time with Toddlers Week

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let your child spend time learning about the natural world during this fun, interactive time together. Each day will include nature lessons, music and motion, snack time, crafts, stories and time outdoors. Parents are required to sit back, relax, and…

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Time with Toddlers Week

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let your child spend time learning about the natural world during this fun, interactive time together. Each day will include nature lessons, music and motion, snack time, crafts, stories and time outdoors. Parents are required to sit back, relax, and…

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Time with Toddlers Week

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let your child spend time learning about the natural world during this fun, interactive time together. Each day will include nature lessons, music and motion, snack time, crafts, stories and time outdoors. Parents are required to sit back, relax, and…

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Time with Toddlers Week

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let your child spend time learning about the natural world during this fun, interactive time together. Each day will include nature lessons, music and motion, snack time, crafts, stories and time outdoors. Parents are required to sit back, relax, and…

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August 2020

Tadpoles: Opossums

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

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the opossums that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2-5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature Center Pre-registration…

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Explorer’s Club: Monarch and Milkweed

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

Have you seen some of those beautiful Monarch butterflies around your house or here at the park? Join us to learn more about then.  We’ll head out on the trail and learn about the different species of milkweed in our…

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A Story in Bones

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us as we look at the bones of different animals, and discover the clues they leave to help us determine how the animal lived. Was it a predator? Was it prey? We will get to know the animals around…

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Yoga in the Park

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Call of the Wild Bingo

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for a fun twist on the classic game of Bingo. We will be using the calls of different animals instead of letters and numbers to fill-up our cards. This is an excellent way to learn the animals associated…

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Nature at Night: Summer

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

As the heat of the day gives way to the cool of the evening, there is a distinct change that occurs in the woods and fields. We will be heading out on the trail to discover the changes that occur…

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What’s Your Superpower?

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you ever dream of having superpowers? Want to breath underwater? What about camouflage into your surroundings? Join us to invent your very own superpowers based on animal’s abilities! We will be designing our own super capes while learning about the many super…

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Evening Hike

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Who dares venture out in the Summer-evening woods? Our Nature Center staff, and you! Join us for a leisurely hike through the beautiful Oak Woods. Summer is a great time to be out in our nature study area discussing the…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

August 22 @ 10:00 am
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for our canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic Voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that live in the…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

August 22 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on August 22, 2020 at 2:00pm

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

Join us for our canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic Voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that live in the…

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The Snakes of Oakwoods

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

There are 18 species of snakes that can be found throughout the state of Michigan. Join us as we discuss some of these species and answer the question, “how many types of snakes can be found in Oakwoods Metropark?” Fun…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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Michigan’s Wild Canines Bonfire

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

After a brief introduction in the Nature Center, we will be heading outdoors where wolves, foxes, and coyotes will be the topic of discussion as we lounge around the bonfire. We will try to answer all things canine. Fun for…

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September 2020

National Wildlife Day Celebration

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for a day of celebration of Michigan’s natural wildlife. Explore Oakwoods Metropark trails with a hike, become acquainted with the animals of Nature Center, get a glimpse of each naturalists’ wildlife expertise, and make a craft with all-natural…

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Tadpoles: Squirrels

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

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the squirrels that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2-5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature Center Pre-registration…

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Explorer’s Club: Creepy Crawly Critters

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

Join us for a hike in search of spiders and other crawling critters that make Oakwoods Metropark their home. We will bring our bug nets and homes to get a better look at them. Ages 6-14. Time: 10 a.m. –…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

September 5 @ 10:00 am
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One event on September 5, 2020 at 2:00pm

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

Join us for our canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic Voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that live in the…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

September 5 @ 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for our canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic Voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that live in the…

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Yoga in the Park

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Reuse and Repurpose Workshop

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Responsible recycling is commendable, but why not challenge your imagination and repurpose some of those items into something that can benefit wildlife and yourself!  Exactly what will we make?  It could be a bird feeders or a home for native…

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Herbal Arts

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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! Sage, basil, and ginger are just a few of the everyday herbs we will be exploring. Come join us to learn about herbs intriguing magic on…

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Fossil and Stone Investigations

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Fossils can provide information about the ancient past, giving us a glimpse of the environment and organisms that once were alive. Join us to explore the mysteries of the past through hands-on activities and examination of fossils and stones. Fun…

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Autumn Adventures Hayride

September 26 @ 10:00 am
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Enjoy a leisurely hayride as we point out some of the awesome autumn happenings within the park. We will make a pit-stop for cider and donuts. Fun for all ages! Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Cost: $5 per person,…

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Autumn Adventures Hayride

September 26 @ 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Enjoy a leisurely hayride as we point out some of the awesome autumn happenings within the park. We will make a pit-stop for cider and donuts. Fun for all ages! Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Cost: $5 per person,…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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October 2020

Tadpoles: Bats

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the bats that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2-5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature Center Pre-registration…

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Explorer’s Club: Wonders of the Wooly Bear

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

The Wooly Bear is a cute fuzzy caterpillar, recognized by its reddish-brown stripe, is surrounded by many myths and legends. Does this critter really predict the weather?  Join us to investigate the life of the wonderful Wooly Bear. Ages 6-14.…

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Autumn Adventure Hayrides

October 3 @ 10:00 am
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Enjoy a leisurely hayride as we point out some of the awesome autumn happenings within the park. We will make a pit-stop for cider and donuts. Fun for all ages! Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Cost: $5 per person,…

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Autumn Adventure Hayrides

October 3 @ 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Enjoy a leisurely hayride as we point out some of the awesome autumn happenings within the park. We will make a pit-stop for cider and donuts. Fun for all ages! Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Cost: $5 per person,…

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Fun Times with Fungi

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you ever walk around Oakwood Metropark’s trails and notice some strange mushrooms growing out of the trees or soil? Join us on a hike to observe and understand the role of fungi in our woods! Did you know there…

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Nature at Night: Autumn

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Autumn is a time of dramatic change and preparation for our plants and animals. We will be hitting the trails to discuss some of the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark.  We will learn what they do to prepare for…

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Yoga in the Park

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Cemetery Tales: Stories from the Passed

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for an evening of history and folklore as we explore the Huron Township Cemetery.  Located in Willow Metropark, we will start our evening with a hayride to the cemetery, where the stories of some of those buried there…

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Cemetery Tales: Stories from the Passed

October 10 @ 8:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for an evening of history and folklore as we explore the Huron Township Cemetery.  Located in Willow Metropark, we will start our evening with a hayride to the cemetery, where the stories of some of those buried there…

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 16 @ 7:30 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Gather at the warming bon fire before your hayride to your lantern tour.  A lantern-bearing guide will lead you down the pumpkin-lit trail through the woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations.  The tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local…

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2020 at 7:30pm

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

Gather at the warming bon fire before your hayride to your lantern tour.  A lantern-bearing guide will lead you down the pumpkin-lit trail through the woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations.  The tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local…

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2020 at 7:30pm

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

Gather at the warming bon fire before your hayride to your lantern tour.  A lantern-bearing guide will lead you down the pumpkin-lit trail through the woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations.  The tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local…

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 24 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until October 17, 2020

One event on October 23, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 7:30pm

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

Gather at the warming bon fire before your hayride to your lantern tour.  A lantern-bearing guide will lead you down the pumpkin-lit trail through the woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations.  The tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local…

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Pumpkin Carving Night

October 30 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Carve, decorate, and light up your pumpkins. We will provide small pumpkins, carving tools, templates and more for the evening. Bring your creativity and show off your spooky skills and vote to see who the pumpkin carving master is! Fun…

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The Wild Readers Club

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and have intellectual conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together This month, we will be…

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November 2020

Tadpoles: Deer

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the deer that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2-5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature Center Pre-registration…

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Explorer’s Club: Talkin’ About Turkeys

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us on a hike to talk about the Wild Turkey, their habits and habitats, and how they have been moving into Oakwoods Metroparks over the past few years. Ages 6 -14. Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $4…

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Owl Festival

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us as we celebrate everything owl. Owl Festival features owl pellet dissection, games, crafts, owl presentations and several owl prowls.  Come out for an evening that highlights these awesome nocturnal creatures. Fun for all ages! Time: 6 p.m. –…

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Friday Night Bonfire

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for some time around the bonfire as we tell some tales about animals, people, and places from the area. Learn about lost towns of the area, ancient animals once found within the park, and some of the unique…

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Yoga in the Park

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Evening Owl Prowl

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds during a brief indoor presentation. Then we will head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Fun for…

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Owl Pellet Dissection Day

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Drop 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…

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