Visitors at Michigan state parks can check out owls in their natural habitat during November and December.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Residents looking for a nighttime outdoor adventure are invited to bundle up, wait until dark and join other like-minded night owls and a state park naturalist for a walk through Waterloo Recreation Area in Chelsea on Dec. 1 for the "Owl Prowl." Participating visitors will spend 30 to 45 minutes walking through the woods, calling these magnificent creatures, while seeing if they can spot one on its perch or flying overhead. Participants will meet at the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Road in Chelsea, at 7 p.m. After the hike, guests can enjoy sitting around a bonfire, making s’mores, chatting about owls and sharing nature stories. Participants should wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather (events will take place rain or…
The festival will feature maple syrup demonstrations and samples of maple wine.
WATERLOO — It's that time of year again. Trees across southeast Michigan are waiting to be tapped for the production of rich maple syrup. If you've always wanted to know about the process of making the sweet syrup that enhances favorite foods from pancakes and waffles to candy, look no further. Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson is teaming up with the Eddy Discovery Center in Waterloo on March 11 for the first annual Waterloo Maple Festival. The event is the brainchild of Heather Price, executive director of Sandhill Crane, as well as representatives of the Gateway Communities Initiative group, who market the Waterloo-Pinckney recreation areas and the communities surrounding them. "We've been coming up with ideas on how to market the area…