An image of the Nature House, from the outside

Upcoming Events

Critters Up Close
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with museum admission

Now you have more opportunities to see Critters Up Close every month at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum! We bring a selection of live animals to the Museum and AAHOM offers special animal-oriented hands-on activities. Animals will be meeting and greeting visitors from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday.  This month the featured critters are turtles!

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join LSNC raptor staff every second Saturday of the month for dinner time. During this hour, you can see staff prepare scrumptious raptor food for our wild owls, hawks and eagles — and, yes, that does mean dead mice and rats! This is a great time to see the birds doing their most natural behavior … eating. This will also be an opportunity to touch feathers, see a hawk or owl pellet, discover more about bird anatomy and ask our expert staff questions regarding the birds and other ways you can learn more about them! 
Please call 734-997-1553 with any questions.

BioBlitz: Herps
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Come join Natural Area Preservation Field Biologist, Patrick Terry, as we look to identify the various herps found in Black Pond Woods.  From turtles to salamanders and snakes, we expect to find a variety to identify and track!

Registration is required by June 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

BioBlitz: Trees
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join City of Ann Arbor Urban Forestry planner, Kerry Gray, as we explore and document the trees found in Black Pond Woods. Learn the difference between compound and whorled leaves and other field identification techniques as you practice identifying tree species!

Registration is required by June 8th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

BioBlitz: Herps-Turtles and Snakes
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join Anat Belasen, from the University of Michigan, as we explore the "herps" in Black Pond Woods!  We will be on the lookout for turtles sunning themselves on logs, snakes slithering through the water and possibly some frogs in the shallows as well!

Registration is required by June 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

 

BioBlitz: Bats
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Free

Join the Organization for Bat Conservation for an evening about bats. Meet live bats from around the world upclose and personal and learn how they are important to your backyard and the food you eat. Participate in activities, crafts, and bat house building. End the evening at sunset with a walking tour along the woods and trails around the LSNC grounds in search of native bats. The echolocation demonstration will amaze and delight. 

Sponsored by Critter Catchers, Inc.: http://www.crittercatchersinc.com

For more information about the Organization for Bat Conservation: https://batconservation.org

Registration is required by June 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553

BioBlitz: Spiders
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Free

Walk with Professor Cara Shillington from Eastern Michigan University as we use our scouting skills to find and identify spiders.

Registration is required by June 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

BioBlitz: Macroinvertebrates
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join Dr. Paul Steen from the Huron River Watershed Council as we explore the vernal pool in Black Pond Woods to see what Macroinvertebrates might live within.  We may find fairy shrimp, dragonfly larvae, water striders, snails and more!  

Registration is required by June 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

BioBlitz: Herps
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Come join Natural Area Preservation Field Biologist, Patrick Terry, as we look to identify the various herps found in Black Pond Woods.  From turtles to salamanders and snakes, we expect to find a variety to identify and track!

Registration is required by June 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

BioBlitz: Spiders
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 11:00pm to Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:00am
Ages: Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Free

Walk with Professor Cara Shillington from Eastern Michigan University as we use our evening scouting skills to find and identify spiders.

Registration is required by June 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

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