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
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
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.
September 24, Saturday Open House at Humbug Marsh 1:00pm – 4:00pm Come 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 Hofmann, 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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