Maple sugaring and more at the Farmington Hills Nature Center

The Farmington Hills Nature Center offers several fun programs in March:

Maple Sugaring – Sunday, March 4 and Sunday, March 18; three time slots each day – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., and 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Collect sap, boil it down, and turn it into delicious syrup. Enjoy a pure maple syrup treat. Michigan maple syrup products will be available for purchase. This program sells out; learn more or pre-register (required) at the Costick Center or at http://recreg.fhgov.com.

Maple Sugaring at the Farmington Hills Nature Center
Learn about maple sugaring at the Farmington Hills Nature Center. (City of Farmington Hills)

Bluebird Monitor Training – Wednesday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Learn how to gather valuable information from nest boxes. Data collected will be used by Cornell University’s Nestwatch online program to track progress made by bluebirds across the country. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials and training provided; monitors must commit to visiting Heritage Park once a week.

Program is free, but pre-registration is strongly recommended at the Costick Center or at http://recreg.fhgov.com.

Parent’s Night Out – Friday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a night out while your kids (ages 6 to 12) take part in a variety of fun nature activities including active games, a night hike, live animal demos, and take-home art projects. Kids should bring a snack and dress for outdoor exploring. Learn more and pre-register (required) the Costick Center or at http://recreg.fhgov.com.

The Farmington Hills Nature Center is located in Heritage Park at 24915 Farmington Road. Call the Nature Center at 248-477- 1135 or write to asmith@fhgov.com for more information about upcoming programs.