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Upcoming Events

Sunday Afternoon Naturalists - Reptiles and Amphibians
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Ages: Families
Cost: $1 per person

Join one of our Educators as we hike through Black Pond Woods each week to see what’s happening!  This week we will be searching out reptiles and amphibians as we hike back to our vernal pond in Black Pond Woods.

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Critters Up Close
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 14, 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 snakes!

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, August 13, 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.

Sunday Afternoon Naturalists - Birds
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Ages: Families
Cost: $1 per person

Join one of our Educators as we hike through Black Pond Woods each week to see what’s happening!  This week we will be searching out the birds that live in Black Pond Woods.  It’s the beginning of migration season so we might even see some traveling birds as they make their way south!  

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 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. 

Critter House Open Hours
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free (Donations are welcome)

Observe frogs, turtles, snakes, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes! Our Critter House is the home to many species native to the region. It's a great way to get up close and personal with some adorable and unusual animals and help kids develop an appreciation for the incredible diversity of the natural world. To provide enrichment opportunities for the animals and add variety to our visitors' experiences we rotate the animals currently on exhibit. If you do not see an animal in the Critter House when you stop by they are either out educating a group or just taking turns in the exhibit room.

Critter House Open Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm!

September Volunteer Workday
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Help maintain and beautify our site and grounds! We use our site for a multitude of environmental education events and school programs, and we depend on volunteers to help keep our site in great condition!

Sign up online, or call 734-997-1553.

Monarch Migration Festival
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All ages
$10 per person

Each year, waves of Monarch butterflies travel over mountains, forests, and plains in the United States to reach their southern wintering grounds in Mexico. Join LSNC in preserving butterfly habitats and releasing Monarchs to support national conservation efforts. Learn how butterflies are tagged, get your face painted, and meet local experts and vendors supporting butterfly conservation efforts.

Registration is required by August 21st.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 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, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings. We'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. This event is rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

No registration is required. 

Raptor Feeding
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join LSNC raptor staff 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!

No registration is required. 

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