Here’s a list of April events at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks:


Here’s a list of April events scheduled at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks:

COFFEE CLUB
Saturday, April 6tth at 7 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: Planting a Rainbow
Saturday, April 6th 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 is based off the “planting a Rainbow” book. Join us to learn about colors
and flowers as we explore outside. Dress for the weather! Ages 2-5. $4 per child.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email: kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

EXPLORER’S CLUB: Frogs & Toads!
Saturday, April 6th at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us each month to explore a new topic. This month we will journey outside to hike for Spring frogs and toads. Learn how to identify frogs and toads, what makes them special and more. Dress for the weather!
Ages 6 and up. $4 per child.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

American Woodcock Walk
Saturday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
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 and dance of the male. Wear waterproof shoes
….they are called “bog-suckers” after all! $4 per child; $6 adult
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

American Woodcock Walk
Saturday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
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 and dance of the male. Wear waterproof shoes
….they are called “bog-suckers” after all! $4 per child; $6 adult
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

EARTH DAY Clean Up!
Saturday, April 13th at 10 a.m.
Lake Erie Metroparks Food Bar, Brownstown
Help keep Lake Erie Metropark clean! Join us as we clean along the picnic areas and shoreline within
the Park. You or your group will be assigned an area of the park to help clean. We will join back up
at the Food Bar around noon for a FREE lunch!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email Paul.Cypher@metroparks.com

EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE
Saturday, April 13th, at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock (Willow Metropark Food Bar across the street at the Willow Metropark) Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! Join us at the Willow Metropark Food Bar for crafts, games, candy and an Easter Egg Scramble. We might even get a visit from the Easter Pig….that’s right, the Easter Pig!!!
$5 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

USFWS Lake Sturgeon Restoration Program
Saturday, April 13th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Join U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Biologist, Justin Chiotti, for an in-depth look
at what the USFWS is doing the in the Lake St. Clair—Detroit River corridor in an attempt
to restore the Lake Sturgeon to its former numbers. $5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Pink Full Moon Hike & Bonfire
Friday, April 19th at 8 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us to explore the Pink Full Moon. We will discover why the Native Americans referred to this full moon as the “Pink Moon” as well as learning some facts, myths and legends surrounding our moon.
$6 adults, $4 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE!
Saturday, April 20th at 10 a.m., noon, & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Metropark Food Bar, Brownstown
Its Easter and you know what that means….egg hunts, crafts, and games! What are you waiting for?
Sign up in advance and get ready for some fun!
$5 per child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

EARTH DAY Clean Up!
Saturday, April 20th at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Help us in our attempt to keep Oakwoods clean and beautiful by tidying up the park. You or your group will be assigned
a section of the park to rid of trash. We will all gather back at the Nature Center around 11:30 a.m. for a free lunch!
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com
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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day
Saturday, April 20th at 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.
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.
$5 per pellet
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com
http://www.metroparks.com

HOMESCHOOL THURSDAY: Seed Dispersal
Thursday, April 25th at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about seed dispersal. We will discover some of the unique ways plants use
to spread out by investigating the plants that grow in the Oak woods, and discovering how their seeds end up where they do.
Dress for the weather for this outdoor adventure! $4
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Early Bird Hike
Saturday, April 27th at 8 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
We think the trails are the best place to be first thing in the morning! Join us for a guided hike in search
of some of our early Spring migrants. Bring your binoculars and your bird guidebook. Dress for the weather!
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

BIRDING BASICS
Saturday, April 27th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
New to birding? We’ll help get you started by going over tips and tricks for using binoculars and identifying birds outside.
Then let’s hit the trial for some birding! Bringing your own binoculars is encouraged, but we have a few if needed.
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Build a BAT BOX!
Saturday, April 27th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us to learn more about bats! We will explore which bat species can be found in our area and learn why they are great to have near your home. Build a bat box to take home too.
$12 per Bat Box
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

KNITTING IN NATURE: SHARING STITCHES
Saturday, April 27th at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock
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”.
Donations gratefully accepted.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email roni.hutchinson@metroparks.com

MUSEUM MISCELLANEOUS
Sunday, April 28th 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 series 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 to find out!
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 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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