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Mar
28

Sarett’s Spring Birding Bunch – Canceled

March 28, Saturday, 8:00 am—Welcome back the spring migrants with Sarett’s annual Saturday morning Birding Bunch. Sarett Nature Center is canceling all programs through April 5th. Our trails will remain open throughout this time.
Mar
28

Sarett Stewards – Canceled

March 28, Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Be a part of Sarett’s first monthly workday of 2020. Sarett Nature Center is canceling all programs through April 5th. Our trails will remain open throughout this time.
Apr
04

Woodcock Walk – Canceled

April 4, Saturday, 8:30 pm - Join a Sarett naturalist for an evening walk looking and listening for the courtship song, dance and aerial display of the American Woodcock. Sarett Nature Center is canceling all programs through April 5th. Our trails will remain open throughout this time.
Apr
04

Sarett’s Spring Birding Bunch – Canceled

April 4, Saturday, 8:00 am—Welcome back the spring migrants with Sarett’s annual Saturday morning Birding Bunch. Sarett Nature Center is canceling all programs through April 5th. Our trails will remain open throughout this time.
Apr
11

Virtual Spring Stampede 5K Run/Walk

Due to the recommendations from the CDC and the State of Michigan, we are changing the Sarett Spring Stampede 5K into a virtual race. With a virtual race you can run the 5K distance anywhere, for example in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park or on the 5K course here at Sarett Nature Center. You will have between Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 19th to complete your 5K. Once you have the 5K completed you will send in your time to the run sign-up website. The Spring Stampede course will be set up and ready for use anytime between April 11th and 19th. The entry fee is $20 before March 21st, 2020 and $25 after March 21st, 2020.  You can mail your entry form at to: Mike Mahler at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor, MI 49022. You can register on-line at https://runsignup.com/sarettspringstampede  For more information go to our Spring Stampede webpage.
Apr
14

Trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Join Sarett Nature Center as we travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The park offers wonders for everyone interested in the natural world – beautiful wildflowers, an abundance of wildlife, lovely vistas, and rich cultural history. The rich soils of the area give rise to a stunning variety of plants and animals, including more than 1,500 species of flowering plants, 200 species of birds, 60 species of mammals, and over 20 species of salamanders! Sarett naturalists will offer a variety of hikes in the National Park, from short and easy to longer and more challenging, as well as special programs such as driving tours, morning birding walks, and evening programs. Along our walks, we’ll always keep our eyes open for new and interesting plants and wildlife! Please see the full itinerary at http://sarett.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Spring-in-Great-Smoky-Mountains-National-Park-2020.pdf
Apr
18

Junior Naturalist Club

A special club for kids ages 7-12 who are really interested in nature. Find out what it means to be a Sarett naturalist. We’ll learn about the animals of Sarett and their care, do projects, and have a lot of fun as we discover the natural world. Club size is limited. We will also meet May 23. Fee $6.00/session. Call 269-927-4832 to register or if you have questions. Membership required. Class runs from 10 a.m to Noon.
Apr
18

Sarett’s Spring Birding Bunch

April 18, Saturday, 8:00 am—Welcome back the spring migrants with Sarett’s annual Saturday morning Birding Bunch. These gatherings are designed for birders of all levels. Each session will start at the nature center and then travel to where the birds are the best. Bring your binoculars and a desire to learn about and see birds. Additional dates include May 2, 23, & June 6. Member $6/session. Nonmember $7/session. Call to register—269-927-4832.
Apr
19

Wildflower Walk at Dowagiac Woods

April 19, Sunday, 2:00 PM - Join a Sarett naturalist for an easy walk through one of our favorite springtime woods. Dowagiac Woods is known for its abundance and variety of ephemeral spring wildflowers—trillium, Dutchmen’s breeches, spring beauty, and so much more. Please call to register. $10/person includes transportation.
Apr
22

A Toast to Earth Day

April 22, Wednesday, 6:00 PM - Join Sarett naturalists for a toast and evening wildflower walk to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. A definite milestone to be celebrated! Please RSVP by calling 269-927-4832 or email sarett@sarett.org. Sponsored by 12 Corners Winery. This is a FREE event.
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