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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/

September 2019

Crafty Critters Workshop: Drawn to Nature

September 21 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Journaling your experiences in nature can be an excellent way to turn them into lasting memories. Join us for a fun day on the trails sketching, writing poems and recording our memories. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday: Leaf I.D.

September 26 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about leaves.  We will hit the trails to discover what types of trees are growing in our woods based off their leaves. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Autumn Adventure Hayrides

September 28
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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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 too. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

September 28 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”  Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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October 2019

Explorer’s Club: Bat Basics

October 5
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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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 too. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.

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Autumn Adventure Hayrides

October 5
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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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 too. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.
Time: 10 a.m. | Noon | 2 p.m.

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Tadpoles: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

October 5 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert. This month’s theme is based off the “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” book. It’s the perfect time of year to talk about the lifecycle of trees and why their leaves change colors.  We will explore outside to gather some red leaves and yellow leaves. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Bat Basics

October 5 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us each month to explore a new topic. This month we will cover bat basics. Join us to explore the world of bats to dispel some myths and discover some truths about these beneficial little critters. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

October 12 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”  Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

October 12 @ 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. to learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.

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Cemetery Tales

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for an evening of history and folklore as we explore the Huron Township Cemetery, located in Willow Metropark. Begin the evening with an hayride to the cemetery, where the stories of some of those buried there will come-to-life!! This is not a haunted attraction; but an exciting way to learn about some local history. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday: Bat Basics

October 24 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about bat basics.  Join us to explore the world of bats to dispel some myths and discover some truths about these beneficial little critters.  Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956.

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Autumn Egg Hunt

October 26 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a unique way to kick-off the Halloween candy gathering; by participating in our first ever Autumn Egg Hunt. Begin with Halloween-themed crafts and games, followed by an egg hunt to gather some yummy candy. Cider and pumpkins will also be a part of the day.  Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Native Seed Harvest – Oakwoods

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us in collecting native seed from Oakwoods Metropark. We will meet in the Cedar Knoll  (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956.

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November 2019

Tadpoles: Nuts to You

November 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert. This month’s theme is based off the “Nuts to You” book. The story of a sneaky squirrel and his nutty solution to solve a problem. Join us to learn more about squirrels. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Animal Adaptations

November 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us each month to explore a new topic. This month we will cover animal adaptations. We will head outside for a woodland hike to explore how animals for the winter season and discuss their adaptations. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Owl Festival

November 2 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us as we celebrate everything owl. Owl Festival features owl pellet dissection, games, crafts, owl presentations and several owl prowls (hikes).  Come out for an evening that highlights these awesome nocturnal neighbors. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. 

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Legends of the Oakwoods Fairy Doors

November 9 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of the Oakwoods Woodland Fairies. Discover the unique stories that make each of our fairies so special. Then create your very own fairy door to take home. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Owl Prowls

November 9 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

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.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Awesome Animal Adaptations

November 16 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What makes each and every animal so unique? Well, it has to do with their adaptations. There is no better way to discover some unique animal adaptations than getting up-close and personal with live animals, mounts and study skins during this hands-on experience. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Owl Prowls

November 16 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

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.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

Find out more »

Homeschool Thursday: Animal Adaptations

November 21 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about animal adaptations.  We will head outside for a woodland hike to explore how animals for the winter season and discuss their adaptations. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Crafty Critters Workshop: Natural Centerpieces

November 23 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Get inspired by the falling leaves and sounds of wild turkeys. We will help you create a beautiful natural centerpiece for your table. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Owl Prowls

November 23 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

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.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

Find out more »

Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

November 30 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”  Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

Find out more »

Evening Owl Prowls

November 30 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on November 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

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.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

Find out more »

December 2019

Tadpoles: In My World

December 7 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert. This month’s theme is based off the “In My World” book. We will celebrate the many wonders of nature and see how we can look at the world in a whole new way. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: All About Owls

December 7 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us each month to explore a new topic. This month we will cover everything owls. We will walk the woods to learn about some of our local owl species before coming back to the Nature Center to dissect an owl pellet. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Owl Prowls

December 7 @ 6:00 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.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Snacks with Santa

December 15
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Sing Christmas carols, play games, visit with Santa, and make holiday crafts. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served too. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon, & 2 p.m.

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Homeschool Thursday: Awesome Owls

December 19 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about owls. We will hit the trail to discuss these majestic creatures before heading back to the Center to dissect an owl pellet. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

December 21 @ 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. to learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.

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Bittersweet Wreaths

December 21 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us as we turn an invasive plant into a beautiful decorative wreath to hang on your door just in time for the holidays. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Winter Walk-n-Talk

December 28
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Take a guided hike through our Oak-woods to discover the beauty of Winter. Discover which critters are out-and-about through tracks and other signs. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

December 28 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee and a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”  Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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