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Upcoming Events

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. 

BioBlitz: Amphibians
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Free

Come along with Associate Professor Katy Greenwald from Eastern Michigan University as we explore Black Pond Woods and the vernal pond to search for amphibians. Remember to move quietly so we can hear them call.

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

BioBlitz: Plants
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Free

Scout alongside Steven Parrish from the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and identify the significant plants found throughout Black Pond Woods.

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

BioBlitz: Amphibians
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Free

Come along with Associate Professor Katy Greenwald from Eastern Michigan University as we explore Black Pond Woods and the vernal pond to search for amphibians. Remember to move quietly so we can hear them call during nightfall.

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

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, June 19, 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. 

Great American Backyard Campout
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Ages: All Ages - adult required
$50 per family

Pitch your tent with our resident raptors and critters! Be part of a nation-wide event; enjoy nature-based programs, campfires, and much more! At camper's leisure they are able to eat their picnic dinner (not provided) either at LSNC's picnic tables or at their campsite, breakfast will be provided. Minimum of one adult per family is required. One family per campsite.

For more details on the event please visit: http://www.lesliesnc.org/great-american-backyard-campout-2016

Registration is required by June 16 - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Critters Up Close
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 10, 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 insects!

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, July 9, 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 - Insects
Sunday, July 10, 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 insects. These six-legged creatures are important for the health and vitality of our prairie and woods here at LSNC and we’ll see how many different kids we can find!  

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

Sunday Afternoon Naturalists - Wildflowers
Sunday, July 24, 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 summer wildflowers that are blooming.

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

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