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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/

January 2021

Beavers in the Backwaters

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2021 at 10:00am

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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Winter Fire Making Workshop

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

When the temperatures dip and the snow falls, staying warm becomes even more important, and having the knowledge and skills to make a winter fire can make all the difference. During this outdoor program we'll learn several tips and techniques…

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Evening Owl Prowl

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until January 23, 2021

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 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!  This program is entirely…

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Winter Bird Hike

January 30 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on February 27, 2021 at 8:00am

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

A brisk walk on a winter morning can get the blood pumping, provide some pretty beautiful views and even let you catch the sights and sounds of winter birds. So, get bundled up, grab your binoculars, and meet us at…

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Intro to Geocaching

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

Did you know that there is a big game of hide and seek happening right outside your door? Geocaching is a fun, outdoor activity that uses the GPS on your phone to find boxes hidden all over the world. We’ll…

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Winter Wonders: Hike-n-Sketch

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 30, 2021 at 2:00pm

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

Let’s hit the trails in search of some winter beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. Bring your own journal and your artistic talent for an inspirational day outdoors! Fun for all…

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Winter Wonders: Hike-n-Sketch

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

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

Let’s hit the trails in search of some winter beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. Bring your own journal and your artistic talent for an inspirational day outdoors! Fun for all…

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February 2021

Winter Brrrrr-ding Saturday

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 2:00pm

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

It may be winter, but there are tons of different birds that are out and about looking for food! Bring your binoculars and we will go around the park watching and learning about these beautiful creatures. Ages 8 and up.…

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Tadpoles: Groundhogs

February 6 @ 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 Groundhogs that live in our area during this fun, interactive, outdoor program. Children ages 2 – 5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods…

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Explorer’s Club: Feed the Birds

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be discussing how our feathered friends endure the cold Michigan winters! We will search for some of our winter avian ambassadors (birds, that is!). Children ages 6 – 14. Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $4 per…

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Winter Brrrrr-ding Saturday

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on February 6, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on February 6, 2021 at 2:00pm

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

It may be winter, but there are tons of different birds that are out and about looking for food! Bring your binoculars and we will go around the park watching and learning about these beautiful creatures. Ages 8 and up.…

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Winter Tree ID

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

When the leaves come off, how the heck do you tell one naked tree from the other?  Join us at the Nature Center to find out!  Once you train your eye to investigate bark, branches and buds, it's something anyone…

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Nature @ Night: Winter

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

Let’s hit the nature trails at night and discuss the nocturnal happenings of Oakwoods Metropark during the winter. Is that a deer in the field? Was that an owl overhead? Did you hear that coyote? You never know what we…

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Know Your Way Around: Orienteering

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We are going to cover the basics of orienteering to get you on your way to finding your own path! Learn how to read a baseplate compass, set your degrees, keep track of your paces and more. Finally, we will…

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Tracking Detectives

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2021 at 2:00pm

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

If those aren’t my footprints, then whose are they? Let’s go for a hike along out nature trails and investigate the different types of tracks around the woods. Fun for all ages! Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $3…

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Winter Bird Hike

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on February 27, 2021 at 8:00am

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

A brisk walk on a winter morning can get the blood pumping, provide some pretty beautiful views and even let you catch the sights and sounds of winter birds. So, get bundled up, grab your binoculars, and meet us at…

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Winter Buggin’: Stoneflies, Snow Fleas & Spiders

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

Afraid of creepy crawlies?  Think it's finally safe to go outside when winter hits?  Think again!  Join us for an outdoor ramble along nature trails by the Huron River at Oakwoods Metropark as we search for insects and other arthropods…

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Full Snow Moon Hike

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

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

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March 2021

Tracking Detectives

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2021 at 2:00pm

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

If those aren’t my footprints, then whose are they? Let’s go for a hike along out nature trails and investigate the different types of tracks around the woods. Fun for all ages! Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $3…

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Beavers in the Backwaters

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2021 at 10:00am

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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