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    • May 14th 2016 Saturday Open House at Humbug Marsh

      bird program guided Jerry Jourdan

      May 14, SaturdayOpen House at Humbug Marsh 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Includes naturalist led early morning (7:30am), mid-morning (10:00 am) and mid-day (12:00 pm) bird hikes with family friendly bird activities (12:00 – 3:00 pm). The first open house of the season is an extra special day with guided tours highlighting and celebrating the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds as they return to their nesting habitats in North America after their tropical winter vacation. 

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    • Guided Birding Program (Gibraltar Bay Unit, Grosse Ile)

      bird program guided Jerry Jourdan

      May 20, Friday Guided Birding Program (Gibraltar Bay Unit, Grosse Ile) 5pm – 7pm Join the Visitor Services Team on the Gibraltar Bay Unit for a guided birding event. Walk the trails and discover the beauty of this refuge unit! Come for a portion or the entire event. 

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    • Taste of Stewardship Volunteer Work Day (Humbug Marsh Unit)

      Taste of Stewardship

      Taste of Stewardship Volunteer Work Day (Humbug Marsh Unit)   9:00 am - 12:00 pm  We will be offering a morning of learning and working on the refuge open to the public to anyone willing to work hard and learn.We will take you out on the Humbug unit of the refuge and show you how our stewardship crew manages the habitat.   Registration required. Please contact Visitor Services Manager, Jody DeMeyere at jody_demeyere@fws.gov or call at 734-692-7649 to register.  

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    • Guided Forest Program (Gibraltar Bay Unit, Grosse Ile)

      Guided Forest Program

      Join the Visitor Services Team on the Gibraltar Bay Unit for a guided wonders of forests event. Walk the trails and discover the beauty of this refuge unit! Come for a portion or the entire event. 10:00am-12:00pm.

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    • Open House at Humbug Marsh 1pm – 4pm

      Humbug open house calendar

      Open House at Humbug Marsh 1:00pm – 4:00pmCome visit Humbug Marsh trails for an afternoon, visit the gem at your backdoor. Bring the whole family. Enjoy the trails at your own pace or take a guided forest hike.  

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    • Taste of Stewardship Volunteer Work Day (Humbug Marsh Unit) July 9, 2016

      Taste of Stewardship

      July 9, SaturdayTaste of Stewardship Volunteer Work Day (Humbug Marsh Unit)9am - NoonWe will be offering a morning of learning and working on the refuge open to the public to anyone willing to work hard and learn. From 9:00am-12:00pm we will take you out on the Humbug unit of the refuge and show you how our stewardship crew manages the habitat. Registration required. Please contact Visitor Services Manager, Jody DeMeyere at jody_demeyere@fws.gov or call at 734-692-7649 to register. 

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    • Guided Tour of Refuge Units-July 9th

      Brancheau open house calendar

      July 9, SaturdayGuided Tour of Refuge Units9am – Noon and 1pm – 4pmTake a guided tour of four refuge units: Refuge Gateway, site of the future visitor center and fishing pier, Humbug Marsh, Strong and Brancheau. Learn how managers are removing invasive species, getting ready for self-guided visitation and managing hunters. Bring your binoculars and your questions. Possibly Osprey viewing at one of the units! Registration required. Limited to 30 participants per tour.Please contact Visitor Services Manager, Jody DeMeyere at jody_demeyere@fws.gov or call at 734-692-7649 to register. 

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    • Open House at Humbug Marsh- July 9, 2016

      A Taste of Stewardship

      July 9, SaturdayOpen House at Humbug Marsh 1:00pm – 4:00pmCome visit Humbug Marsh trails for an afternoon, visit the gem at your backdoor. Bring the whole family. Enjoy the trails at your own pace or take a guided forest hike.  The Wyandot of Anderson tribe will have artifacts and regalia on display at the education shelter.

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    • Guided Lotus Hike at Gibraltar Bay Unit

      American Lotus

      July 14, ThursdayGuided Lotus Hike (Gibraltar Bay Unit, Grosse Ile) 5pm – 7pmJoin the Visitor Services Team on the Gibraltar Bay Unit for a guided lotus viewing hike. Walk the trails and discover the beauty of this refuge unit! Come for a portion or the entire event.

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    • Taste of Stewardship Volunteer Work Day (Humbug Marsh Unit) August 6th

      Taste of Stewardship

      August 6, Saturday Taste of Stewardship Volunteer Work Day (Humbug Marsh Unit) 9:00 am - Noon We will be offering a morning of learning and working on the refuge open to the public to anyone willing to work hard and learn. From 9:00am-12:00pm we will take you out on the Humbug unit of the refuge and show you how our stewardship crew manages the habitat. Registration required.  Please contact Visitor Services Manager, Jody DeMeyere at jody_demeyere@fws.gov or call at 734-692-7649 to register

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    • Wildlife Skills Event (Gibraltar Bay Unit, Grosse Ile) August 6th

      Binocs

      August 6, SaturdayWildlife Skills Event (Gibraltar Bay Unit, Grosse Ile) 10:00 am - NoonJoin the Visitor Services Team on the Gibraltar Bay Unit for a variety of wildlife skills games. Walk the trails and discover the beauty of this refuge unit! Come for a portion or the entire event.

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    • Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival 2016

      more waterfowl fest mike grosso

      September 17 & 18, Saturday and SundayPointe Mouillee Waterfowl FestivalPointe Mouillee State Game Area, Brownstown, MI.  Enjoy a Michigan tradition of games, raffles, food, and prizes – Goose & Duck Calling, “Jump Dogs”, Midwest Decoy Contest, Wildlife Art & Craft show are just a few features of the two-day event.www.miwaterfowlfest.orgPhoto Credit; Mike Grosso

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    • Annual Hawkfest Weekend at Lake Erie Metropark 2016

      Hawk Fest Mike Grosso

      September 17 & 18, Saturday and SundayAnnual Hawkfest Weekend at Lake Erie MetroparkA two-day celebration of the annual fall migration of birds of prey – hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures. Each September, tens of thousands of broad-winged hawks pass over this area designated as one of the premier hawk watching sites in North America. Typically, 200,000 birds of prey migrate over Lake Erie Metropark from September through November on their southward journey.  The event will be held at the Marshlands Museum and Nature Center of Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown Township. (A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter Lake Erie Metropark $5). www.metroparks.comPhoto Credit; Mike Grosso

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    • Monarch Event (Gibraltar Bay Unit, Grosse Ile)

      monroe county earth day calendar

      September 24, SaturdayMonarch Event (Gibraltar Bay Unit, Grosse Ile)10:00 am - NoonJoin the Visitor Services Team on the Gibraltar Bay Unit for a variety of monarch and pollinator games. Walk the trails and discover the beauty of this refuge unit! Come for a portion or the entire event.

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    • Open House at Humbug Marsh - September 24, 2016

      A Taste of Stewardship

      September 24, SaturdayOpen House at Humbug Marsh 1:00pm – 4:00pmCome visit Humbug Marsh trails for an afternoon, visit the gem at your backdoor. Bring the whole family. Enjoy the trails at your own pace and enjoy a variety of monarch themed activities. Local butterfly expert, Karen Hoffman, will have a number of local butterflies in all stages of metamorphosis. Visitors will be encouraged to take an up close look and discover ways they could create pollinator habitat in their own yards.

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Last Updated: Apr 01, 2015
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