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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.

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

October 13th - 1380 Ruby Ave (west of Livernois) - Come back again for one more Green Space hike, to see how the restoration of this property has flourished over the summer, and enjoy some fall color as well!


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Hills Hikers - Fitness/Health Hike - CANCELLED
Skill Level: Advanced
Age: Ages 12 and up, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Cost: $5/person
Location: Bloomer Park (meet in parking lot)

This hike has a fitness/health component and will incorporate inclines, stairs, and terrain to get your heart rate going.
Hills Hikers - Off the Beaten Path
Skill Level: Intermediate
Age: Ages 12 and up, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Cost: $5/person
When: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Innovation Hills

This will include a naturalist-led interpretive hike through the woods and some of our more natural paths.

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Hills Hikers - History and Hiking
Skill Level: Intermediate
Age: Ages 12 and up, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Cost: $5/person
When: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Bloomer Park (meet in parking lot)

This hike will include a look at the History of Bloomer Park and its resources.

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Nature Tech
Skill Level: Beginner
Age: Ages 12 and up
Cost: $10/person/session
When: Tuesday, October 2nd; 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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Hoot N' Howl Hayride Owl
Skill Level: Beginner
Age: All ages, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Cost: $7/person
When: Friday, October 12th; Saturday, October 13th
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: Bloomer Park

Join park staff at Bloomer Park for a hayride to search for nocturnal animal activity. Enjoy a campfire, cider and donuts following the hayride.

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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, September 21st - rescheduled due to weather; Friday, October 19th; 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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