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Outdoor Engagement
Our naturalist is available to answer wildlife nuisance questions about deer, raccoons, skunks, bats, groundhogs, and snakes, as well as other outdoor-related questions. Literature is available regarding deer-proofing your yard, including planting suggestions and techniques to prevent deer from eating your landscape plants. Please visit our Deer Management Advisory Committee page for more information.

Please keep in mind that no pets are allowed at any of our Outdoor Engagement Programs.

Special Interest/Scout Group Programming
To set up programs, hikes, etc. specific for Special Interest or Scout Groups please contact our Natural Resources division directly at 248.656.4775 or by emailing .

Second Saturday Green Space Hikes
Skill Level: Beginner
Age: All ages
Cost: Free, but registration is requested
When: Second Saturday of each month - June through October
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Please meet at City Hall in the visitor lot by 10:00 am and we will caravan to the properties

November 10th - Avon Nature Center - This 102.5 acre park behind City Hall, although not technically a Green Space, is considered a conservation area that borders the Clinton River and has trails available for people to enjoy.

December 8th - Innovation Hills Green Space (Formerly White Green Space) - This 48 acres of expansive wooded land is located on the north side of the Clinton River and Innovation Hills. This is the largest single piece of preserved Green Space in the city, and has expansive forest and riverfront features to explore.


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Nature Tech
Skill Level: Beginner
Age: Ages 12 and up
Cost: $10/person/session
When: Tuesday, November 6th
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Bloomer Park (meet at the Stone Shelter)

Learn how to use various outdoor/nature based apps on your phone to help learn about and enjoy the outdoors. Each session will look at different apps, allowing people to sign up for one or all of the sessions!

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Learning to Coexist with our Wild Neighbors
Skill Level: Intermediate
Ages: Adult/HOAs
Cost: Free, registration is required
When: Friday, November 30th
Time: 7:00 pm 
Location: City Hall Auditorium

Residents face many challenges living with area wildlife. This program will focus on different animals and explore techniques for living with them.

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Fall Campfires/Night Hikes
Skill Level: Beginner
Ages: All ages, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Cost: $5/person/session
When: Friday, October 19th - Registration closed
Friday, November 9th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloomer Park (meeting in the parking lot)

Join Lance and Lauren at the Bloomer Park fire ring as they enjoy a campfire that will include s'mores, games, nature talks, and/or guided night hikes.

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Winter Wildlife 
Skill Level: Beginner
Age: All ages, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Cost: $5/person
When: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: Bloomer Park (Stone Shelter)

Explore and enjoy some hands-on learning about how animals adapt to the changing seasons and winter. This program includes a hike to look for signs of wildlife.

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