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LADY'S SLIPPER FESTIVAL

A Guide For Educators To The Nature Center

Educational Lesson Plans now available
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IN THE WOODS

PLANTS OF THE NATURE CENTER

THE BIRD WATCHER

WALKING WITH NATURE

EDUCATION
IN THE NATURE CENTER

Other Huron County Nature Trails

IN THE GIFT SHOP

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NOT JUST FOR THE KIDS

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A Day With Hawks And Owls




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A Photographic Tour Of Huron County
By Bill Diller

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The Huron County Nature Center
was founded in 1990. The Huron County Board of Commissioners established a 280 acre nature center in Hume Township on property owned by the County since 1941. This tract, includes the 120 acre wilderness arboretum, that has been under the care of the Huron County Women's Clubs for more than 50 years.
In 1991 The Board had a master plan drawn up to direct the progress of the nature center into the future. The future is here as all phases of the master plan have been completed. We will be revising the Master Plan Soon. If you would like to review the original plan use the link below. We appreciate any comment you may have as to the future direct of The Huron County Nature Center.

MASTER PLAN 1991

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N Center Trail Starts Here.JPG (41153 bytes) Wilderness Arboretum

A Wilderness Arboretum is a place where plants, birds, insects, mammals, fungi-all things living or dead-are protected for scientific and educational purposes and for preservation of natural conditions. This tract of alternating sand ridges and shallow swales is a haven for nature lovers and environmentalists. Enjoy a refreshing walk along one of the well kept trails in the nature center.

N Center Pavilion.jpg (11685 bytes)A Short Drive To Wilderness

Located in Michigan's Thumb, 9 miles East of Caseville or 9 miles West of Port Austin just off of M-25, turn South on Oak Beach Rd. to Loosemore Rd. East to the Nature Center entrance. 14 miles Northwest of Bad Axe. For a regional map please follow this link: REGIONAL MAP

N Center Paved Trails.jpg (13822 bytes)Accessible To All Of Our Citizens

Because we want The Huron County Nature Center to be available to ALL of the Citizens of Huron County and Michigan we have established a handicapped accessible trail. This paved trail through the beautiful wooded acres is dotted by bridges and observation decks. No matter what your physical condition, this trail is an enjoyable adventure in nature.

New Building!
After years of planning the board of directors have announced that a new educational building is coming to the Huron County Nature Center.
The building is a 2500 square foot modular classroom donated by the Huron County Intermediate School District. The HISD has made this building available for us if we pay for moving it to the Center and have a foundation put up. The Building, as shown below, has a 24'x36' classroom, a beautiful reception area, offices and several smaller classrooms. With the foundation complete, the building was placed at the nature center and we will be installing solar security and plans are underway to make our new building totally solar. If you would like to contribute to our "Earth Friendly" bulding, please do so. We can use all the help you are able to provide.

NATURE CENTER NEEDS YOU!

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The Huron County Nature Center Wilderness Arboretum is a non-profit organization run and staffed by volunteers who love nature and Huron County. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, we welcome you. To become a volunteer please print out the Volunteer Form and Mail to: Duane Wurst
7234 Berne Rd., Pigeon, MI 48755

VOLUNTEER FORM

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 Ed Raby, our President

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