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        SARETT NATURE CENTER   July-August, 2014

 

SUMMER CLASSES FOR KIDS
We still have openings in some of our summer nature classes for kids.   Please check our Summer Class page for a complete listing of classes and then call 927-4832 to check on class availability.

 

June 26, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
TURTLES
Learn about the turtles of Sarett. $3/adult, kids and members free.

 

June 28, Saturday, 10:00 am
FOSSIL HUNTING
Meet Emily at Sarett at 10:00 am or North Lake Park at 10:30 am to explore Lake   Michigan’s shoreline for fossils.   Fee $3/person meeting at North Lake,   $5/person meeting at Sarett and riding with Emily.    Please register at 927-4832.

 

July 3, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
FROGS, TOADS &
SALAMANDERS  
Learn the amphibians of Sarett. $3/adult, kids & members free.

 

July 5, Saturday, 2:00 pm  
MITCHELL SATYR BUTTERFLY
Sarett is one of the few places that has prime habitat for this federally endangered butterfly. Learn its habitat needs and natural history. We’ll include a walk to see if we can see the butterfly in flight.

 

July 6, Sunday, 1:00 pm  
KAYAK THE KALAMAZOO RIVER
Paddle from the Allegan Dam to the DNR access.   $25/person, $20/member includes transportation, canoe or kayak and equipment and Sarett naturalist guide. You must call to register.   927- 4832.  

 

July 8-16
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE

 

July 10, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
SNAKE SHOW
Join a naturalist for a program about Michigan snakes.   $3/adult, kids & members free.

 

July 13, Sunday, 2:00 pm   
MITCHELL SATYR BUTTERFLY
Sarett is one of the few places that has prime habitat for this federally endangered butterfly. Learn its habitat needs and natural history. We’ll   include a walk to see if we can see the butterfly in flight.

 

July 17, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
TURTLES

Learn about the turtles of Sarett.  $3/adult, kids and members free.

 

July 17, Thursday, 1:00 pm  
THIRD THURSDAY RESTORATION
RANGERS
Join naturalist Matt for an adult work day to remove invasive species that threaten the overall health of our natural area.   Learn to ID invasive plants and how to eradicate them to make Sarett a better place for natives.    Please call to register (so Matt has enough snacks and tools ready).   Wear work clothes, bring gloves and prepare to have fun.

 

July 19, Saturday, 6:00 pm  
KAYAK THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER
Enjoy a summer evening float down the St. Joe River from Jasper Dairy Road   Landing to Benton Township Park.   Bring a hat, plenty of drinking water and snacks.   $20/person, $15/member includes transportation, kayak and   equipment & Sarett naturalist guide. You must call to register.   927-4832 Meet at Benton Township Park. Wear footwear that can get wet.

 

July 20, Sunday, 8:00 am  
BEACH WALK
Start your day with a gentle walk along the beach at Grand Mere State Park.   Learn about dune ecology, Michigan fossils, and rocks.   Please call to register 927-4832.  $5/person, $3/member.   Meet at North Lake Park.

 

July 24, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
FROGS, TOADS & SALAMANDERS
Learn the amphibians of Sarett. $3/adult, kids & members free.

 

July 26, Saturday, 3:00 pm  
FRIENDLY FERNS
Let’s take a walk to learn the ferns of Sarett.   Just a few simple identification clues can help you learn all the ferns of our area. Please call to register.   927-4832.   $2/person, members free.

 

July 31, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
SNAKE SHOW

Join a naturalist for a program about Michigan snakes.   $3/adult, kids & members free.

 

August 2, Saturday, 10:00 am  
KAYAK THE PAW PAW RIVER

Paddle from County Line to Watervliet.   $20/person, $15/member includes transportation, kayak and equipment.   You must call to register (927-4832).   There could be downed trees to navigate   around so wear footwear that can get wet.

 

August 5-8
SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE TRIP
Join us for a trip to the only lower peninsula national park. The 72,000 acre park encompasses 35 miles of shoreline.   The 200 miles of sand dunes along Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is the largest collection of fresh water sand dunes in the world.   Sleeping Bear Dunes is the crowning jewel with its massive sand bluffs, pristine beaches, dune and ancient glacial formations and magnificent vistas. Join Dianne to explore this truly exceptional area. Please call now for a complete itinerary.   927-4832.

 

August 7, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
TURTLES

Learn about the turtles of Sarett. $3/adult, kids and members free.

 

August 9, Saturday, 2:00 pm  
MONARCH WALK
Walk with a naturalist to the milkweed field across the road from the nature center building.  We should find eggs, caterpillars and lots of flying monarchs. A program for the whole family.   Please call to register. 927-4832.   Regular admission fees apply.

 

August 14, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
FROGS, TOADS & SALAMANDERS
 
Learn the amphibians of Sarett.   $3/adult, kids & members free.

 

August 16, Saturday, 10:00 am  
KAYAK THE PAW PAW RIVER

from Hartford to County Line Road.   $20/person, $15/member includes kayak,   transportation, & equipment.   You must call to register 927-4832. There could be downed trees to navigate around so wear footwear that can get wet.

 

August 21, Thursday, 1:00 pm  
THIRD THURSDAY RESTORATION
RANGERS
Join Sarett naturalists   for an adult work day to remove invasive species that threaten the overall health of our natural area. Learn to ID invasive plants and how to eradicate them to make Sarett a better place for natives.    Please call to register (so enough snacks and tools ready).   Wear work clothes, bring gloves and prepare to have fun.

 

August 21, Thursday, 3:00 pm  
SNAKE SHOW
Join a naturalist for a program about Michigan snakes.   $3/adult, kids & members free.

 

August 23, Saturday, 8:00 am  
BIRDS AND BREAKFAST

Enjoy a tailgate breakfast while searching the Allegan State Game and surrounding areas for summertime birds.   Please call to register 927-4832.   $15/person, $12/member.

 

August 24, Sunday, 3:00 pm  
PEEKING IN THE POND
We will use pond scoops and magnifiers to learn about the creatures of the pond.   Great program for families.   $2/person, members free.

BUTTERFLY HOUSE!   Don’t forget to visit   Sarett’s Butterfly House this summer.   It is a great activity for families, out of town   guests and   everyone who likes butterflies and gardens.   The butterfly house at Sarett will remain open through September.    Members: Adults $2,   Children $1.   Non-member: Adults $6, Children $2.

Upcoming Events

September 7.    BARN PARTY!   Mark your calendar to join us for this annual fund raising event.

October 11.   COUNTRY FAIR Don’t forget to attend this fun afternoon.

 

 


SARETT HOURS:  Building Open
                                  Tuesday-Friday   9:00 AM-5:00 PM
                                  Saturday   10:00 AM-5:00 PM
                                  Sunday   1:00-5:00 PM
Our trails are open dawn to dusk every day.

Sarett Nature Center
2300 Benton Center Rd.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022                                  

Phone: (269)927-4832

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