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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 .
Hoot N’ Howl Hayride
Join park staff at Bloomer Park for a hayride to search for nocturnal animal activity. Enjoy a campfire, cider and donuts following the hayride. There will also be a live animal presentation.

Skill Level/Age: Beginner, all ages (children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Cost: $7/person, children 2 and under free
When: Friday, October 18th; Saturday, October 19th
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: Bloomer Park

Learning to Coexist With our Wild Neighbors
Residents face many challenges living with area wildlife. This program will focus on different animals and explore techniques for living with them

Skill Level/Age: Intermediate / Adult/HOAs
Cost: Free (registration required)
When: Thursday, October 24th, 7:00 pm
Location: City Hall Auditorium

Please Register by Clicking Here
Campfire and Night Hike
Enjoy a cool fall campfire and learn a little about owls. Then experience a moonlit owl prowl to call for Eastern Screech Owls.

All ages
Cost: $5/person
When: Thursday, November 7th. 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Bloomer Park, meet at the Stone Shelter

The Unnatural Trail Scavenger Hunt
Join us for an unusual hiking experience to learn about nature in a different way. Test your nature knowledge and code breaking skills as you embark on this unique scavenger hunt. This event caters to couples, adults and children ages 10 and up. Bring your thinking caps!

Skill Level/Age:
Beginner, all ages (children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Cost: $5/person
When: Saturday, November 9th. 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Bloomer Park

Lance Devoe
Lance DeVoe

Lauren Oxlade
Lauren Oxlade
Outdoor Interpreter

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Coexisting with Coyotes

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Gardening with Deer

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