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Wandering Naturalist

Wandering Naturalist

Curious about nature in Marshbank Park? While you are out in the park look for one of the Park Naturalists roving around. Staff will be out there to answer any nature questions you might have while you are enjoying all…

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Who’s Calling? Frog Hike

Who’s Calling? Frog Hike

As spring rains fill our wetland ponds, frogs and toads are out and about in large numbers. Different frogs and toads call at different times of the season. This fun, interactive walk will help you learn the "when" and "whys"…

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Frog Hike

Frog Hike

As spring rains fill our wetland ponds, frogs and toads are out and about in large numbers. Different frogs and toads call at different times of the season. This fun, interactive walk will help you learn the "when" and "whys"…

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Teen Night Hike

Teen Night Hike

Michigan is home to 14 types of frogs and 12 kinds of salamanders. Explore the wetlands at twilight in search of the sights & sounds of these amphibian friends. Learn how to safely handle amphibians and what their presence means…

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Mommy & Me Hikes

Mommy & Me Hikes

We invite you and your child to join our Naturalist on a nature discovery walk. Enjoy silly songs and fun activities to keep all ages engaged. We will meet outdoors at the Recreation Activities Center. Families can explore in the…

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American Woodcock Walk

American Woodcock Walk

Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls…

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Kits And Owlets

Kits and Owlets

April is a great time of the year to catch a glimpse of animal babies out in the parks. This early morning hike is the best time to watch for animal babies before too many people scare them into hiding…

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American Woodcock Walk

American Woodcock Walk

Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls…

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Close Look At Skulls

Close Look At Skulls

You get to compare Michigan animal skulls and learn how you can identify different skulls you might find hiking in the woods. (Limited space, only one non-paying parent can stay with children). For ages 8-14 years.    

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