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Grass River Natural Area May Programs

Grass River Natural Area offers special programs during the month of May exploring butterflies, flowers, birds, and more in a 1,492-acre nature preserve surrounding the Grass River in Antrim County.

May 17, 2 – 5 pm and May 18, 1 – 3 pm – MI Butterfly Network Training, Two-part training

Identify and monitor our local butterfly populations with the help of GRNA Education Director James Dake and the MI Butterfly Network! Help protect these sensitive environmental indicator species by mapping their location. Light snacks will be served during the session on Friday. This training is part of a statewide initiative to monitor Michigan’s butterfly populations. Participants will be trained and certified to be “butterfly monitor volunteers” by the end of the training. $15 per participant fee, which covers both days.

May 21 – Blooms and Birds Weekly Walk, 10 am – noon

Go for a relaxing stroll on the trails with GRNA docent Julie Hurd each week to find and identify the beautiful and unique wildflowers at Grass River Natural Area. Along the way we will listen and look for the birds that call Grass River home. Please note that this walk will begin at the parking lot just to the left once you turn on to the entry road until road repairs are complete. Donations are always appreciated for this two hour program.

 

May 28 – Blooms and Birds Weekly Walk, 10 am – noon

Go for a relaxing stroll on the trails with GRNA docent Julie Hurd each week to find and identify the beautiful and unique wildflowers at Grass River Natural Area. Along the way we will listen and look for the birds that call Grass River home. Donations are always appreciated for this two hour program.

 

More information at grassriver.org. Grass River Natural Area is located at 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire MI.