Here are February events at Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Check-out some upcoming events scheduled at the local Huron-Clinton Metroparks:

Coffee Club
Saturday, February 2nd at 8 a.m.
Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Donuts, coffee and a nature walk. What a great way to start your weekend—Join us!!
Donations greatly appreciated.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email: kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Tadpoles: Animals
Saturday, February 2nd at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert.
This month’s theme will be oodles of animals! We will get to learn about the animal kingdom
and begin to classify them. Ages 2-5. $4 per child.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email: kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Explorer’s Club: Maple Sugaring
Saturday, February 2nd at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us each month to explore a new topic. This month we will explore maple sugaring.
Learn about the history of maple sugaring, the process to make syrup and even get a taste
of the sweet stuff too! Ages 6 and up. $4 per child.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Weather with the Woodchucks
Saturday, February 2nd at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
It’s Groundhog Day!! Did he see his shadow? What does that mean?
Join us for a look at the Groundhog and his legendary rise to weather-forecasting fame.
$5 adults, $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Night Hike & Bonfire and S’mores
Saturday, February 2nd at 6 p.m.
Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us for a night hike and then we will gather around the bonfire for some S’mores to tell tales
about animals, people and places from the area. We will also enjoy the tasty bonfire treat, s’mores.
Dress for the weather. $4 child; $6 adult
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Fairy Tales & Forecasting
Saturday, February 2nd at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Woodchucks (a.k.a. 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. $3 per child; $5 adult
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Michigan’s Trappers History
Sunday, February 3rd at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
This story begins well before Michigan became a state. Join us to learn about the history of trapping
in Michigan; how indigenous people trapped, how it helped new settlers survive, and shaped our great state.
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches
Saturday, February 9th at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
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.”. Donation appreciated
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email roni.hutchinson@metroparks.com

Crafty Critters Workshop: Trees in Nature
Saturday, February 9th at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us at the Nature Center for some wood-crafting fun! Learn about the tree species
found in the Oak woods, then decorate a small, wooden disc (a tree cookie) with natural
materials. So, come spend the afternoon crafting and chatting with us! $5 per person
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Dabblers & Divers
Saturday, February 9th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Discover the different species of waterfowl that come to Lake Erie Metropark
during the breeding season. Join us as we look for them on the trails!
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Tundras & Snowies
Sunday, February 11th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call S.E. Michigan
home during the cold weather. Join us for a look at 2 winter visitors—the Snowy Owl and Tundra Swan.
Why are they here? How long do they stay? Where can you see them? Come and find out!
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day
Saturday, February 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
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. We 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.
$5 per pellet
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Winter Night Hike
Saturday, February 16th at 6 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Who dares venture out in the Winter-evening woods? We will! Join us for a leisurely guided hike
through the beautiful Oak-woods. Winter is a great time to be out in our nature study area
and learn what is out and about in the winter at night. Dress for the weather!
$6 adult; $4 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

History of Hooch
Sunday or Monday, February 17th or 18th 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 us for a historic journey of all things beer, including a brief home-brewing show-and-tell.
Sorry folks, no samples will be provided! $5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Rum-running Stories
Sunday or Monday, February 17th or 18th 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 United States from Canada during the 1920’s and early 1930’s,
stories abound. Join some young “0ld 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!
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Dream Catcher Workshop
Saturday, February 23rd at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
What is a Dream Catcher? We will discover the legend of the Native American Dream Catcher
through the stories, myths and legends that surround them; and then we will make our own dream
catcher to take home. $8 per person
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Winter Walk-n-Talk
Saturday, February 23rd at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Take a guided hike through our Oak-woods to discover the beauty of Winter.
Discover which critters are out-and-about by learning about t racks and other signs.
Dress for the weather. $5 per adult; $3 per child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Canvasbacks from the Cove
Saturday, February 23rd at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
We will be heading to the Cove Point region of Lake Erie Metropark to scan the Detroit River
and Lake Erie for a variety of duck-like canvasbacks, redheads, mergansers and more.
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Museum Miscellaneous
Sunday, February 24th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection. Guided by an Interpreter,
this program gives 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! $5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Homeschool Thursday: Maple Sugaring
Thursday, February 28th at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about maple sugaring!
We will talk about its history, the process of making syrup and you will get
a taste of the sweet stuff too. Dress for the weather! $4
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Check out more about the parks by visiting www.metroparks.com.

Source: Huron-Clinton Metroparks

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