October 21, 2015

Hike to Arbor Woods Preserve

On Sunday, Oct. 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m., families can enjoy great fall weather by hiking at Northfield Woods Preserve (East Northfield Church Road, Ann Arbor). Plan to meet at this preserve lot since there is no parking lot for Arbor Woods. Families will hike from Northfield Woods to the mature wooded area of Arbor Woods to explore this new preserve.

On the hike, families will look at wildflowers and grasses, id some trees and shrubs, look for signs of
wildlife and more. Naturalist Faye Stoner leads this walk.

This is a free program. Call 971- 6337 for general information; use extension 334 or email stonerf@ewashtenaw.org to reach Faye.

October 15, 2015

Autumn Bird Walk

On Sunday, Oct. 18 9:00-11:00 am, families can enjoy the sights and sounds of many of Michigan's birds during the Woods, Water and Wetlands  Autumn Morning Bird Walk at Independence Lake (  3200 Jennings Rd, Whitmore Lake). Interested families should plan to meet at the Blue Heron Bay parking lot shortly before 9:00. Plan to look for resident and migrating birds in a variety of habitats.

This free event is perfect for beginning birders and all are welcome. Please bring binoculars and bird book if you can.  A few binoculars will be on hand for sharing.

Naturalist Faye Stoner will lead this walk!

October 6, 2015

Fall Toddler Hike at County Farm Park

Fall is the best time of the year to take the family for a hike. The youngest members of the families should not be denied the opportunity either. On Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10:00 a.m., take your little ones on a guided hike with naturalist Shawn Severance at County Farm Park. This is a perfect activity for families with children ages 1–5 years old. Meet at the Medford Road Entrance to take a walk through the woods and fields to experience the sounds, scents and tastes of the changing season.  The "hike" travels along mostly paved surfaces too, so this is a good event for those with strollers too.

Although this is a free event, please pre-register at parks.ewashtenaw.org and select “Nature and History Programs” under “Activities”.