Fall Interpretive Program continues at county parks

Ottawa County Parks is continuing its Fall Interpretive Program Series in November. These naturalist-led programs last about 90 minutes each and are canceled if raining.
Oct 28, 2011


There are no program fees and advance registration is not required. Be prepared for outdoor conditions.

“The Secret Lives of Seeds” is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Grand River Park. Seeds not only grow into new plants, but also provide food for many animals and even homes for small creatures. Join this walk to see a variety of seeds and discover the interesting adaptations these seeds have to get from one place to another. Grand River Park is located in Georgetown Township. Meet near the picnic building.

The next walk in the series is a “Plant Skeletons Walk” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Nature Education Center. All that remains of the wildflowers and other plants we enjoy all summer are their “skeletons” of stems, leaves and seeds. This walk will focus on observing the many shapes and forms of these skeletons. Meet in the Nature Education Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park in Port Sheldon Township.

A “Feeder Watch” on Saturday, Nov. 26, will begin at 10 a.m. in the Nature Education Center’s Wildlife Den. There should be lots of activity at the feeders for this indoor program that will help participants hone their identification skills, as well as observe a variety of wildlife behaviors. Hot chocolate will be provided. Meet in the Nature Education Center.

For more information on any of these programs, or to request a full fall schedule, call 616-786-4847.


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