May programs at the Eddy Discovery Center: MI

Article Posted: May 09, 2003

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May programs at the Eddy Discovery Center

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced two guided walks on Saturday, May 17, through the woods at Waterloo Recreation Area to observe returning song birds and enjoy blooming spring wildflowers.

“Birding for Beginners” starts at 9 a.m. at the Eddy Discovery Center's bird observation area. Following a short program, participants will head for the trail to look for returning song birds as well as year-round residents. Bring binoculars if you have them. At 2 p.m., join the park interpreter for a Spring Wildflower Walk. An abundance of beautiful blooms should be evident. During this guided tour, the interpreter will identify and discuss the natural history and folklore about the wildflowers encountered along the trail.

On May 31 at 2 p.m., join a guided Walk to the Bog. The bog is worthy of observation all year, but especially in spring when some truly fascinating plants are in season. Discover the unusual nature of the bog and learn why it is such an important part of the Michigan landscape.

To register for all three programs, call 734-475-3170. The Eddy Discovery Center is located on Bush Road between Pierce and McClure Roads in Chelsea. A state park motor vehicle permit is required for entry. Permits are $4 for the day or $20 for an annual, which is valid at any state park. To reach the discovery center, take I-94 to exit 157; go north to Bush Road and follow the signs.

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