Other Upcoming Events:

These are other events not necessarily affiliated with the Macomb Audubon Society. Some of these reference web sites, others are event notices and requests made to us by other groups.

If you think our members would be interested in an event and would like us to publicize it please contact me at macombaudubon@gmail.com.


25. Build Your Own Ecosystem - Sloan Museum - Seven Ponds Nature Center - Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.

This will be a fun afternoon of creating and building your own ecosystems. With our own tiny “worlds” we will learn all about the water cycle and the needs of living things. This activity is limited to 25 children so please call the nature center to register. Check out this and other events at Seven Ponds Nature Center Winter Series.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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24. Snow Moon, Seven Ponds Nature Center - Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

During this night hike we will greet the Snow Moon of February as we walk the snow covered trails and look and listen for signs of wildlife. We will end the walk around a nice cozy fire. Fee: $5.00 per person ($3.00 non-member.) Please pre-register by February 2 by calling the nature center. Check out this and other events at Seven Ponds Nature Center Winter Schedule.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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23. Stony Creek Metro Park - Bird Feeders Out - February 7th 9:30am - 11am

A park interpreter will help you identify the feeder birds and you can keep track of the birds you see! Come back the first Saturday of each month & witness the changes throughout the year. A limited number of binoculars will be available for use. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided. No need to register, just stop by! $2 per person. For additional information, 586-781-9113. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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22. Stony Creek Metro Park - Survival Saturday: Snowshoeing - Saturday, February 7th, 11am

Join a Park Interpreter as we explore the Nature Study Area by snowshoes. The nature center has a limited supply of snowshoes. Cost: $4/person. Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113 See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Events Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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21. Stony Creek Metro Park - Nature Center - Bird Feeders Out - Saturday, February 7th, 9am - 11am

Wake up with a cup of coffee while enjoying viewing the birds at the feeder. A park interpreter will be there to help you identify the feeder birds. Keep track of the birds you see and come back the first Saturday of each month to see the changes throughout the year. A limited number of binoculars will be available for use. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided. A good program for beginner birders or anyone who is curious about birds. No need to register, just stop by! $2 per person. For additional information, please call 586-781-9113. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Events Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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20. Signs of Insects, Seven Ponds Nature Center - Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.

Insects of all sorts leave signs that they are building, chewing, crawling, and “having families” around us. Join Naturalist Nancy Kautz for a closer look at a variety of shelters, galls, eggs and webs that might be found in your backyard. Check out this and other events at Seven Ponds Nature Center Winter Series.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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19. Lake St. Clair Metropark - Nature Center - Preschool Storytime - Groundhogs - Sunday, February 1st, 1pm

Listen to a story about groundhogs, enjoy some indoor activities, take a short walk outside, then back inside to enjoy a snack. Ages 3 - 6 accompanied by an adult. Ages 3 - 6. $4 per child. Pre-registration required. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Events Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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18. Stony Creek Metro Park - 38th Annual Pancake Walk - February 1st, 2015, Call for times!

Join a park interpreter for a brisk walk through the beautiful winter trails of the nature study area, and then warm up with a hearty pancake breakfast! $3/child and $5/adult. Pre-registration/payment are required. For additional information or to register, (586) 781-9113. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Events Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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17. Lake St. Clair Metropark - Nature Center - Family Nature Club - Winter Wildlife Survival - Saturday, January 31st, 1pm

How do animals survive the winter, and what can we learn from them? Participate in some fun activities to find out, go on a nature hike, then come back inside and warm up with some hot cocoa. Ages 6 and up. $4 per person. Pre-registration required. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Events Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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16. Winterfest, Seven Ponds Nature Center - Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual winter fun day. Included is a bonfire on the ice, ice cutting, mammal tracking, snowshoe walks, cross country skiing, and ice skating. Inside will be children’s crafts and bring a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or pillowcase to decorate with animal tracks. Programs on winter animals and ice cutting will also be offered. Includes a campfire lunch of a hot dog, chips, and hot chocolate too! Bring your own skates and cross country skis or try out the center’s snowshoes. In case of snow and/or ice shortage, alternate activities will be planned. Please sign in and get stamped upon arrival. Fee: $3.00 per non-member and free for members. Groups are welcome with advance registration (by January 28) by calling the nature center. Check out this and other events at Seven Ponds Nature Center Winter Schedule.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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15. Winter Bird Walk #2, Seven Ponds Nature Center - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 8:00 a.m.

By this date the lakes are usually frozen and winter is well established at the nature center. It is an excellent day to look for wintering finches and other winter residents. We will start our morning watching the feeders over hot beverages, and then walk some of the trails in search of such species as eastern bluebird, American robin, hermit thrush, and golden-crowned kinglet. Bring binoculars and field guide, and dress for the weather. Fee: $3.00 per person (no charge members). Check out this and other events at Seven Ponds Nature Center Winter Schedule.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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14. Harrie and Hattie Handford Memorial near Deertone - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10 a.m.

Hike through an old-growth forest to the rocky shores of Lake Superior and the mouth of the Laughing Whitefish River. Snow depths will determine whether we snowshoe or ski. contact Adrienne Bozic at 517-331-6381 or abozic@michigan?nature.org. Check out this and future events in the Michigan Nature Association Event Calendar

Updated 12/31/2014.

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13. Snowshoe Walk, Seven Ponds Nature Center - Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.

Winter is the best time to see evidence of animal activity written upon newly fallen snow. Check out this and other events at Seven Ponds Nature Center Winter Schedule.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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12. Lake St. Clair Metropark - Nature Center - Preschool Storytime - Animals in Winter - Sunday, January 18th, 1pm

Listen to a story, enjoy some indoor activities, take a short walk outside, then come back inside to enjoy a snack. Ages 3 - 6 accompanied by an adult.$4 per child. Pre-registration required. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks EventsCalendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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11. Stony Creek Metro Park - Nature Center - Webelos: Scientist Pin - January 17th, 11am, 2pm, Jan 18th, 2pm

Scouts will learn about Bernoulli's principle, Pascal's law, inertia, air pressure and much more through a series of hands-on experiments. The group will also be launching a model rocket! DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! Part of this badge is outside. $5 per scout, $2 per adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. For additional information or to register (586) 781-9113. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Events Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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10. Snowshoe Walk, Seven Ponds Nature Center - Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.

Bring your own snowshoes or use the nature center’s for this winter hike. Check out this and other events at Seven Ponds Nature Center Winter Schedule.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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9. Lake St. Clair Metropark - Nature Center - Winter Birds for Adults - Saturday, January 10th, 9am

Join the Naturalist to observe winter birds at the feeder, go on a hike and return to the Nature Center for a hot beverage. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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8. Echo Lake Nature Sanctuary near Marquette - Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10 a.m.

Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Superior and Echo Lake as we snowshoe a short, moderate trail to the top of a granite dome to enjoy winter's scenery. Please RSVP to sign up as weather may impact this event. contact Adrienne Bozic at 517-331-6381 or abozic@michigan?nature.org. Check out this and future events in the Michigan Nature Association Event Calendar.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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7. Stony Creek Metro Park - Nature Center - Caterpillar Children's Club - January 10th, 1pm

Enjoy a visit to the nature center. Each month we will cover a different topic with activities, stories and crafts. This program is aimed for children between 3 years and 6 years old. Cost: $4/child. Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113 See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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6. Twin Waterfalls Memorial Sanctuary in Munising - Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 11 a.m.

Snowshoe Hike: Twin Waterfalls Memorial at 11 a.m. Alger County, near Munising. The frozen waterfalls at this nature sanctuary are spectacular in the winter, while towering sandstone cliffs highlight the geology of the area. We will take a leisurely, 1-2 mile snowshoe hike along the trails in this property. Please RSVP – weather may impact this event. contact Adrienne Bozic at 517-331-6381 or abozic@michigan?nature.org. Check out this and future events in the Michigan Nature Association Event Calendar

Updated 12/31/2014.

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5. A Crisp New Year, Seven Ponds Nature Center - Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.

Let’s meander through the fresh fallen snow in search of nature’s mysteries. Check out this and other events at Seven Ponds Nature Center Winter Schedule.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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3. Stony Creek Metro Park - Nature Center - Survival Saturday: Winter Island - January 3rd 11am

Join a Park Interpreter as we explore Winter Island. Cost: $4/person. Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113 See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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2. Stony Creek Metro Park - Bird Feeders Out - January 3rd 9:30am - 11am

A park interpreter will help you identify the feeder birds and you can keep track of the birds you see! Come back the first Saturday of each month & witness the changes throughout the year. A limited number of binoculars will be available for use. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided. No need to register, just stop by! $2 per person. For additional information, 586-781-9113. See more about this activity and others on the Metroparks Calendar. Entrance fee may be required.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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1. Snowshoe Hike at Gratiot Lake Overlook Nature Sanctuary near Calumet - Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1 p.m.

Get out of the house and look for signs of life in the winter: animal tracks and scat, insect cucoons, winter birds. If there's enough snow on the ground, bring your skis or snowshoes! Check out this and future events in the Michigan Nature Association Event Calendar.

Updated 12/31/2014.

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