Come Discover Your Natural World: Waterloo Recreation Area





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Eddy Discovery Center: Waterloo Recreation Area

NIGHT OF THE AMPHIBIANS: 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7.  Join us this evening for a lively presentation featuring frogs, salamanders and quivering masses of eggs from local ponds.   Find out how you can recognize frogs by their calls.  The program will conclude with a walk to a nearby pond to see and hear the frogs singing in the night.  Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather.  Cost: $2/person or $5/family. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd. in the Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea.  Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.

 

SPRING WATERFOWL TOUR:  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15.  Join expert birder Gary Siegrist for an opportunity to see and  identify the many ducks and other waterfowl that migrate north every spring. Following a short introduction, we will drive to nearby lakes and ponds to view these beautiful birds using binoculars and a spotting scope.  Bring your own binoculars if you have them, and dress for the weather.  Cost: $2/person or $5/family.  Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd. in the Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea.  Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.

 

EDIBLE PLANTS FORAGING WALK   2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22.  Celebrate Earth Day as we join Rachel Misfud from Will Forage for Food on a walk to look for edible, medicinal, and otherwise useful plants and mushrooms that are ready for harvest.  The walk will be leisurely, but participants need to be able to handle uneven, shrubby or muddy ground, as we may leave the trail to search for these plants.  Cost: $2/person or $5/family.  Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd. in the Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea.  Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.

 

UNCOMMON CREATURES: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29.  It’s not often that you encounter a sloth, an armadillo, or a tamandua in Michigan!  Join us for an afternoon of hands-on interactions with these and other unusual animals brought to you by the Creature Conservancy.  Learn about their habits, characteristics,  and how they survive in their native land.  Cost: $2/person or $5/family.  Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd. in the Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea.  Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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