Schedule

Prairie Flowers and Butterflies

Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gray Hairstreak on Butterfly Milkweed July is a great time to look for butterflies and take in the prairie as the warm season flowers and grasses begin their majestic showing. Flowers in bloom could be Leadplant, Gray-headed Coneflowers, Rosin Weed, Culver’s Root, Butterfly Milkweed and more. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather. Long pants and shoes or hiking boots are recommended for all walks.
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Hudsonville Nature Center

Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
This scavenger hunt is for kids who must be accompanied by at least one adult per family or small group. You will be given a list and will be given an hour to find as many items on the list as you can. We will meet at the parking area at the end of New Holland and move to the prairie area before starting you hunt. Al items on the list will be able to be found from trails in the woods and prairie. Bring your phone as you may need to take pictures of some items on the list. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave. Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Cente
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center

Prairie Flowers & Ecology

Prairie Flowers & Ecology Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
August is the peak of many prairie and summer wildflowers with the heat spurring them on. Four different Silphiums, Sunflowers, Coneflowers, Goldenrods and more will be in bloom as well as grasses blooming and easier to identify. This walk will be held on the Prairie Path and a trip into the Prairie itself to experience what it is like walking in tall grasses over your head. We will also view the prairie from the raised observation deck. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather. Long pants and shoes or hiking boots are recommended for all walks.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center/

Morning In The Prairie

Morning In The Prairie Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:00 am to 11:00 am
This is a time for kids to come and learn about the prairie and some of the plants that are found there. We will look at some colorful flowers, the tall grasses and hopefully see a few butterflies. This walk will be held on the Prairie Path and a trip into the Prairie itself to experience what it is like walking in tall grasses over your head. Kids should be accompanied by an adult and all participants should wear long pants and shoes. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center/

South Haven Garden Club

Monday, September 14, 2020 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Craig will be speaking to the South Haven Garden Club about Michigan Native Plants for your garden. We will cover some basics of growing them and them look at some suggested plants.
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Congregational Church
651 Phoenix st.
South Haven,MI

Early Autumn and Trees

Early Autumn and Trees Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
At this time between the multitude of summer flowers and the colors of fall there is much to see and experience in the Nature Center. Come discover asters, goldenrods, late season prairie and edges flowers as well as look for nuts and berries that are edible and are good food for wildlife. We will also focus on trees and tree identification. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather. Long pants and shoes or hiking boots are recommended for all walks.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center

Fall Nature Hike

Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Participants will walk the trails looking for and learning about, late season wildflowers, trees, berries and nuts, birds and any other natural features of interest as well as fall color found in the woods, openings, wetlands and prairie of the Nature Center. Kids will be encouraged to collect a few leaves of trees looked to see how many they can remember and identify at the end of the walk. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather. Long pants and shoes or hiking boots are recommended for all walks.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center

Nature Hike

Nature Hike Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Early November is a time between fall color and the winter snows beginning. Winter resident birds have arrived and animals have slowed down and moved into their winter modes. With the leaves off of the trees this is a great time to look for bird nests and some signs of insect activity that may have been hidden by the leaves of summer. This is a general nature hike where we will look for birds and other items of interest and talk about what transitions are taking place in the woods and fields as winter approaches. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center

Night Hike & Owl Prowl

Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join in on this night hike as we seek out calling owls in the woods. Great Horned Owls begin calling in early winter and should be able to be heard if they are in the Nature Center woods. But you can also come just to enjoy a quiet walk in the woods. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center/

Spring Wildflowers

Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Squirrel Corn Spring is one of the two most beautiful times of year in Michigan’s woods as the “Spring Ephemerals” come out in all their glory. Come view and learn about the many glorious spring wildflowers of the woodland. Trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Dutchman’s breeches, Trout Lilies, Violets, Ginger and many more will be in bloom. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center

Spring Wildflowers

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Yellow Fawn  Lily Spring is one of the two most beautiful times of year in Michigan’s woods as the “Spring Ephemerals” come out in all their glory. Come view and learn about the many glorious spring wildflowers of the woodland. Trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Dutchman’s breeches, Trout Lilies, Violets, Ginger and many more will be in bloom. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center

Spring Wildflowers and Birds

Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Geranium Spring is one of the two most beautiful times of year in Michigan’s woods as the “Spring Ephemerals” come out in all their glory. Come view and learn about the many glorious spring wildflowers of the woodland. Trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Dutchman’s breeches, Trout Lilies, Violets, Ginger and many more will be in bloom. We will also be on the lookout for migrating warblers and other birds of the spring woodland. The walk will begin from the parking area at the end of New Holland Ave., east of 32nd Ave.   Participants should for come prepared for the weather, as walks are held except in the event of threatening or severe weather.
Location (Map it)
Hudsonville Nature Center
2700 New Holland Street
Hudsonville,MI 49426
http://www.hudsonville.org/Nature-Center