Nature walk Events in Detroit

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Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens

Through Oct. 31, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cranbrook House & Gardens 380 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills Greater Birmingham Area

Stroll through the Sunken Garden, discover a garden folly on The Mountain, and take a moment to unwind by the Reflecting Pool or Japanese Garden. Enjoy free self-guided admission to all 40 acres of Cranbrook Gardens - featuring extensive plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes and streams - and watch as they evolve from spring through fall! Free admission to Cranbrook Gardens is provided by presenting sponsor, PNC Bank, and sponsors All Seasons Independent Living, fleurdetroit, Holiday Inn Express Birmingham-Detroit, and Roberts Restaurant Group. Cranbrook House tours and special events require admission. Please visit our website to learn more. 248-645-3149

Wonder Walk at Eliza Howell Park

Sat., Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Buy Tickets$20

@ Eliza Howell Park, 23751 Fenkell Street, Detroit, MI
Eliza Howell Park, located in Northwest Detroit, is an urban park with a surprising diversity of bird, native plant, and tree species. This park is home to at least 34 different species of birds, and, therefore, is a favorite of local birders. Leonard Weber documenting Eliza Howell Park’s birds for almost fifteen years. Sister Virginia “Ginny” King, a passionate Adrian Dominican Sister, will be leading as the spiritual leader for the Eliza Howell Wonder Walk. 614-906-4488

Rucking Detroit Every Sunday

Sundays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through July 5
Bobcat Bonnies 1800 Michigan Ave, Detroit Corktown

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Join Team Red White and Blue and 22UntilNon for a stroll in downtown Detroit. Feel free to bring a ruck, or just come to walk. We plan to ruck 4-6 miles and start and finish at Bobcat Bonnie. 586-913-6023

Junior Naturalist Club

Sat., Nov. 9 and Sat., Dec. 14
Heritage Park 25099 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$8 - $10

Enrich your child’s natural curiosity and encourage them to explore nature! Children will discover a different topic each month and gain an understanding of the natural world and their important role in helping to protect it. They will also get to touch, smell, see, and hear all there is to experience in the outdoors. Your child will earn a key chain badge for each class they attend; after earning three badges, they’ll get a prize! Upcoming themes include: September 14 Water Wonders October 12 Outdoor Skills November 9 Animal Architects December 14 Evergreens The Junior Naturalist Club meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 11. The program is designed as a drop-off class. Please dress your child for the weather and exploring outdoors. Class meets inside the Nature Center. Register in advance for a discounted rate of $8 per child per class. The drop-in fee is $10 per child per class on the day of the program. Register online or in person at the Costick Center located at 28600 Eleven Mile Road in Farmington Hills. (734) 462-2904

New Baltimore vets ‘ruck' around for fitness and fun

Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Aug. 8
New Baltimore Township Hall 36535 Green St., New Baltimore Greater Detroit Area

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AMVETS Post 52 in New Baltimore is host and the starting place for the Aug. 11 Macomb County Veterans and Supporters Ruck. What is rucking? Walking with a backpack or rucksack. The Ruck goes in a circular route from the AMVETS post to Anchor Bay and back is free and open to all; friends, allies, and whole families participate. 586-913-6023

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