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May
25

Sarett’s Birding Bunch

Sarett's Birding Bunch - Saturday, May 25, 8:00 AM - Bird watchers of all levels are invited to welcome back the spring migrants! Meet at the nature center and we will leave together and drive to the birding destination of the week. Bring binoculars and a desire to learn about birds. Members/$8 per session, Non-Members/$12 per session. Please register by calling 269-927-4832. The Birding Bunch will also meet on June 1.
May
25

Butterfly House Opens for the Season

BUTTERFLY HOUSE OPENS FOR SEASON - May 25, Saturday, 10:00 AM - Bring friends and family out this Saturday to enjoy the butterflies. The Butterfly House will be open Tuesday-Sunday through Labor Day weekend, or as butterflies persist. No appointments necessary. Members: Adults/$5, Children/$3. Non-Members: Adults/$8, Children/$4.
Jun
01

Native Plant Sale

NATIVE PLANT SALE - Saturday, June 1 starting at 10 AM - Transform your yard and help wildlife by adding native wildflowers, grasses, and ferns to your landscape. This year’s sale will feature many plants for sunny areas of your yard, especially for pollinators. A variety of plants will be available for both sand & clay soils. Shop early for the best selection. Sarett will continue to sell plants after the weekend during regular business hours until they are all gone.
Jun
01

Sarett’s Birding Bunch

Sarett's Birding Bunch - Saturday, June 1, 8:00 AM - Bird watchers of all levels are invited to welcome back the spring migrants! Meet at the nature center and we will leave together and drive to the birding destination of the week. Bring binoculars and a desire to learn about birds. Members/$8 per session, Non-Members/$12 per session. Please register by calling 269-927-4832.
Jun
08

Plague & Prairie! Magicicada Day Trip

Plague & Prairie! Magicicada Day Trip - June 8, Saturday, 9:00am – 7:30pm - Once every 17 years a “plague of locusts” descends on Chicagoland. Witnessing the songs and sights of millions of emerging cicadas is truly an experience of a lifetime. Join Director Nate Fuller in experiencing the Magicicada (periodic cicadas) of Brood XIII. Sarett vans will drive over to Nate’s hometown of Glenview, Illinois to visit The Grove nature center to celebrate the cicadas. Afterwards we will go to the nearby Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie (named after Nate’s father) to see what’s blooming in one of the ecologically richest prairie remnants in the region. Members/$15, Non-members/$20. Please call (269) 927-4832 to register.
Jun
12

Silver Foxes: Owls

SILVER FOXES: OWLS - June 12, Wednesday, 11:00 AM - Come join us in learning about what makes owls such incredible, powerful birds and how they navigate the world with their hyper-tuned senses. This will be an indoor presentation. Silver Fox programs are designed for people 55 & older who like to be active and learn something new. This group meets once a month. Please call (269) 927-4832 to register. Members/FREE, Non-members/$5.
Jun
23

Beginning Kayak Lessons

BEGINNING KAYAK LESSONS - June 23, Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM - For ages 16 and older. Join a Sarett naturalist at North Lake Park to learn the basics of kayaking. Members/$20, Non-members/$25. Please call (269) 927-4832 to register. Kayaks, paddles, and PFDs are included. You may bring your own equipment if you prefer.
Jun
29

Lavender Adventurers: Art Exploration

LAVENDER ADVENTURERS: ART EXPLORATION - June 29, Saturday, 1:00-3:00 PM - Join Sarett naturalists alongside queer artist and Southwest Michigan homesteader, Vanessa Rae, on an art journey throughout the Sarett property. Vanessa will lead us on a 3 part exercise working on foreground, background, and full landscape art skills. This is a great program for beginners and avid artists alike. We will have some supplies on-site but encourage participants to bring their own preferred mediums. (This outdoors group is partnered with the OutCenter of Southwest Michigan for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.) Members/$20, Non-members/$25.
Jul
04

Nature Center Closed July 4

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY - July 4 - Please enjoy the trails while the building & butterfly house are closed.
Jul
06

Turtle Dogs in the Field

TURTLE DOGS IN THE FIELD - July 6, Saturday, 10:00-11:30 AM - Go into the field with John Rucker and his amazing Turtle Dogs this morning to watch the dogs as they track down box turtles for our population assessment. Members/$20, Non-Members/$30, Children/$10. Spaces are limited. Please call 269-927-4832 to register.
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