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Learn How to Make Maple Syrup at Hudson Mills Metropark

The metropark will host two hands-on events for families during February.

Visitors to Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter can enjoy two hands-on programs beginning in February.

On Feb. 9, live birds of prey from the Howell Nature Center will be at Hudson Mills for a presentation titled “Lords of the Sky – The Exciting World of Birds of Prey.” There will be discussions on the different types of birds of prey, their characteristics and importance to the environment. Howell Nature Center will bring live hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and a bald eagle.

The birds of prey event takes place at 11 a.m. inside the Activity Center and costs $5 for adults and $3 for children. Preregistration is required.

The weekend of Feb. 23 and 24 features a presentation titled “Journey to the Sugar Bush.” The times each day are 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon at the Activity Center.

Participants will enjoy a guided tour and experience how maple syrup is made. There also may be a chance to tap a tree. Participants will also enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast.

The fee for the guided tour is $3 per person. The pancake breakfast is $5.50 per adult and $3.50 per child. Breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistration is required.

For additional information or to register for programs at the Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, call 734-426-8211.

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