Check-out upcoming February events at Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Check out some upcoming events hosted by Huron-Clinton Metroparks in February:

Explorer’s Club
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Explorer’s Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up. Each month features a different nature-related theme.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $4.

Tadpoles
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5. Each month features a different nature-related theme.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $4.
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Early Bird Hike & Breakfast
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Let’s hit the trails in search of some of our winter, resident birds. Bring your binoculars and your appetite;
as we will enjoy French toast sticks and sausage before getting outside.
Please pre-register at 734’782-3956. $6 adult; $4 child.

Coffee Club
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Donuts, coffee, and a nature walk. What a great way to start your weekend….join us!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. Donation.

Fairy Tales and Forecasting
Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Woodchucks (aka whistle pigs) don’t really know anything about the weather. They are, however, part of a long list of animals that have been used for winter forecasting. Let’s learn a bit of the natural and un-natural history of animal “weather wisdom” and come up with an end of winter forecast of our own!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 adult, $3 child.

Animal I.D.—Grey Fox
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
See what makes this special canine unique from its southeast Michigan cousins; and why they can be so difficult to see.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $5 adult, $3 child.

Hearts of Love
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Learn how animals in the wild choose their “Valentine”; then stitch a felt heart for that special someone in your life.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $4 adult, $3 child.

Tracks and Scat
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Even though we may not see them, we know that animals are all around us because of the “evidence” they leave behind.
Let’s get outside and see who has been running around near the Nature Center. Please pre-register at 734-782-3956.
$5 adult, $3 child.

Tundras and Snowies
Sunday, Feb. 11 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call Southeast Michigan home during the cold weather.
Join an Interpreter for a look at two winter visitors—the Snowy Owl and Tundra Swan. Why are they here? How long do they stay?
Where can you see them? Come on in and find out! Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 adult, $3 child

History of Hooch
Saturday, Feb. 17 10 a.m. and Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
From its ancient beginnings to the modern craft beer era, people have been brewing beer for thousands of years.
Join an Interpreter for a historic journey of all things beer, including a brief home-brewing show-and-tell.
Sorry folks, no samples will be provided!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 adult, $3 child

Rum-Running Stories
Saturday, Feb. 17 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
The Detroit River was a pretty busy place during Prohibition! With tremendous amounts of illegal liquor entering the
U.S. from Canada during the 1920’s and early 1930’s, stories abound. Join some “old timers” as you travel back to the
era of blind pigs, rum-running, and panther sweat. Participants are urged to tell a few stories of their own!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 adult, $3 child.

Maple Sugaring through the Ages
Saturday, Feb. 24 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $6.

Museum Miscellaneous
Sunday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection. Guided by an Interpreter, this program
seriesgives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom. If you have
ever wondered what we have, now is your chance!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 adult, $3 child

Source: Huron-Clinton Metroparks, metroparks.com


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