May 26 & 27, 2012 - Memorial Weekend
Lady’s Slipper Festival
Join us to see the rare Lady's Slipper Orchid and for music, food, local vendors with nature-related art, and specials in the Nature Center Gift Shop. We'll be holding a birdhouse building workshop for the kids on Saturday, free with the donation of a food item for the local food pantry.
Saturday, 5/26/2012, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, 5/27/2012, Noon to 5:00 PM
2012 Saturday Programs
(Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for these programs. However, donations are encouraged.)
NOTE: The date for this workshop has changed to June 23, 2012
2:00 PM to Sunset , with a break at 4:00 PM, Dale Vranch, a well-respected photographer and teacher from Lapeer, will present an intermediate level photography workshop. Space is limited to 10 people, with a $35 fee per person. Contact the Nature Center at (989) 551-8400.
Birds of Prey
July 7, 2012 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Birds of Prey with Joe Rogers. See live hawks, owls, and other birds of prey. Joe is a fascinating wildlife rescuer and presents a very popular program.
All About Bats
July 14, 2012 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, The Organzation for Bat Conservation will have live bats on hand to teach all about bats - you will learn why these little mammals are so important.
July 28, 2012 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Nature Discoveries with Jim and Carol McGrath present Michigan Snakes Alive. The kids will love this program and so will you! A great family program by these talented Michigan Naturalists.
Michigan Amphibians & Reptiles
August 11, 2012 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Nature Discoveries with Jim and Carol McGrath present Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles. Another 'Hands On' program - great for families!
September 8, 2012 - 10:30 AM to ?, Mushroom Identification with Dr. Ralph Czerepinski. A guided tour of the art of mushroom identification, with an emphasis on safety. A turly entertaining and educational excursion in the Nature Center.
Annual Fall Dinner
September 15, 2012 - Annual Fall Fundraising Dinner at the Nature Center. Dinner is at 6:00 PM, with a very special program (to be announced) at 7:00 PM. The Gift Shop will be open from 1:00 to 6:00 PM with end-of-season specials. There is a small charge for dinner and the program.