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April 2017

Native Plant Garden Flat Pre-Orders

April 1 - May 1
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Butterfly Flat - Picture Taken 4/15/15

Back by popular demand! Are you interested in starting a Native Plant garden but aren’t sure where to start? You may be interested in a “Design-by-Number” garden that takes the guesswork out of planting a native garden. View the options by visiting http://natureiscalling.org/plant-by-number-native-plant-flats/ starting on April 1st. You will be able to pick-up your order on Saturday, May 20th, during the Native Plant Sale.

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FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will help with garden clean-up. Age: All ages welcome

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Our Exciting Earth

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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exciting earth

The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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FREE

Planting Native Gardens to Beautify Your Landscape and to Promote Backyard Habitat

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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2016 Native Plant Sale

Join us for a presentation by Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature. He’ll share advice on preparation and choose the best native plants for your landscape. There will also be an opportunity to pre-order designed garden flats. This workshop is free of charge and seating is limited. Registration is highly recommended to reserve a spot. To register, click here!

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FREE

Arbor Day Planting Workbee

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join our Parklands program staff in celebrating Arbor Day (actual Arbor Day is Friday, April 28th) by planting small bareroot native trees and shrubs to restore areas impacted by the removal of Brown Bridge Dam. This is a great opportunity to actively connect with the parkland by exploring new areas, meeting new people, and learning about many exciting project taken place on the property. Refreshments and a light snack will be provided. Sign up today! Registration: RSVPs are required; contact…

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May 2017
FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Purple Coneflower (2) - July 2016 - P Forgrave

Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a garden tour followed by a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Busy Bees

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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busy bees

The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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ISN_bee

Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a garden tour followed by a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Wiggling Worms

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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