a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

Upcoming Events

Spring Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages
$8/individual, $30/family - pre-registration required

Celebrate spring with LSNC's unique egg hunts! Bring your own basket and set off on a scavenger egg hunt through our trails, find them all and turn them in for a prize. What animals at LSNC lay eggs? What do those eggs look like? Find out as you complete our egg size & shape hunt. For the very observant there will be a few "golden" eggs hidden throughout the site - find one and get a special prize. In addition to the egg hunts enjoy stories being read around a campfire, crafts, and LSNC's live animals.

Space limited. Pre-registration required.

This program is now full. We'll see you at one of our other wonderful springtime events!

Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

This free, family-friendly event features displays from 40 local environmental, non-profit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; guided hikes; face painting; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes representing plants and animals for the All Species Parade.

Read more here at a2earthday.org!

Frog Fest
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: All ages
$8/individual, $30/family

Come celebrate the wonderful world of frogs with us! Learn how to identify the frogs and toads of Michigan and then journey to Black Pond to look for some. After your hike, meet some Michigan amphibians in our Critter House and others from around the world. Together we will also watch these slippery, bumpy creatures eat a meal. Between playing games, listening to frog stories, and other activities it will be a festival frog lovers will not want to miss!

Space limited. Pre-registration encouraged.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

Wild Wings in Action Photography Workshop
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Ages: Adults
$70/photographer, $25/spectator

Increase your ability to take action shots while practicing photographing a flying Red-tailed Hawk and Bald Eagle. Professional photographer Lon Horwedel will lead participants in learning how to take the ever-elusive photo of a bird in flight. Lon has worked locally for the Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor.com and teaches photography at Washtenaw Community College.  He is an expert at taking the action shot and is often found on the sidelines taking photos at professional and college sporting events.  

Space limited. Pre-registration encouraged.

Register for this event online here, or call 734-997-1553.

Tiny Tots - Frog Frenzy
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Ages: 1-3 year olds - caregiver required, siblings welcome
$7/child

Did you hear that?  It's a frog calling frenzy!  We will find frogs in the Critter House and make frog crafts as we celebrate the return of spring and their familiar amphibian chorus.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

Nature Tales - Adventure Tales
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5; caregiver required
$3/child

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read Maurice Sendak's classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are."  Join us on a hike looking for where the wilds things are here at LSNC.

 Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

Special Offsite Event - Critters Up Close!
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Program is free with paid museum admission

Join us for Critters Up Close! Every month, we bring different live animals into Ann Arbor Hands On Museum. There will also be special, animal-oriented hands-on activities. While you’re at the museum, pick up the "Critters-Up Close!" passport and start collecting stamps for this year-long series. Make sure to visit future Critters Up Close for passport stamps, and visit LSNC's Critter House Open Hours on Sundays from noon to 3:00 p.m. to get additional stamps and see more Critters Up Close!

Special Offsite Event - Critters Up Close!
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Program is free with paid museum admission

Join us for Critters Up Close! Every month, we bring different live animals into Ann Arbor Hands On Museum. There will also be special, animal-oriented hands-on activities. While you’re at the museum, pick up the "Critters-Up Close!" passport and start collecting stamps for this year-long series. Make sure to visit future Critters Up Close for passport stamps, and visit LSNC's Critter House Open Hours on Sundays from noon to 3:00 p.m. to get additional stamps and see more Critters Up Close!

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ages: All ages
$5/individual - FREE for mom!

Treat the mothers and mother figures in your life to a guided wildflower hike through Black Pond Woods and the LSNC grounds. Or take the hike yourself in their memory! We'll find lovely blooms popping up through the grass or sprouting on the forest floor. She’ll feel like Mother of the Year!

Space limited. Pre-registration encouraged.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday a month, we’ll be stoking the fires here at LSNC. Bring your family, camp chairs, and s'mores fixings. We’ll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. This program is generously supported by Bivouac - thank you!

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