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Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
616-375-6240 ext 14 http://blandfordnaturecenter.org/

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September 2019

Bands at Blandford: Hollywood Makeout

Friday, September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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This annual outdoor music series features local bands ready to give attendees an evening of fun at the Blandford Farm! Bands at Blandford Series takes place every Friday from August 23rd through September 13th. Feel free to bring blankets, picnic dinners, and friends or family. We will be selling concessions and local craft beer plus roasting marshmallows! Friday 9/13 is…

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Intro to Foraging

Saturday, September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Interested in foraging, but feeling unsure where to begin? Join us for an Introduction to Foraging! In this program, you will learn how to find, identify, and work with wild edibles found right here in West Michigan. Get the 411 you need before you head out to start gathering some of the most delicious, nutritious, and abundant food under the…

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October 2019

Fall Wild Edibles

Saturday, October 5 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Fall is a season of bountiful wild edibles including nuts, berries, roots, and some surprising elements of common trees! Join us as we learn about the fall feast that’s waiting for you. This program will focus on identifying, harvesting, and processing wild plants. Dress for the weather. We will be outdoors rain or shine. Tickets

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Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for our annual celebration of Autumn with classic, festive fun! Activities include scarecrow making, candle dipping, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, games/crafts, and more. Enjoy fresh donuts, cider, & other concessions as well as Vander Mill hard cider and local craft beer for the adults. Bring the whole family out to enjoy a nice, Fall day in nature!…

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Pioneer Open Cabin

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for an Open House in our Historic Pioneer Log Cabin. Take a step back in time, help with daily chores, enjoy a hands on craft/activity, learn the pioneer way of life, and there may even be a tasty snack! This program is open house style so please arrive at youR convenience. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED, PROGRAM…

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OWLween at Blandford

Friday, October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Creep through the enchanted Blandford forest as the night animals come out to play! Enjoy seasonal treats, play animal-inspired games, walk the illuminated wildlife trail, and get an up close look at Blandford Animals. No tricks, just treats. This is the perfect event for family fun! Costumes encouraged. Wildlife encounter programs will begin at 6:30pm. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR…

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Whitetail Workshop

Saturday, October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join our friend and local Whitetail Deer expert John Sebright for a Whitetail Workshop. In this hands-on program participants will learn about deer social behavior, breeding, fawning, and the differences between buck and doe society structure. We will also learn all about antlers and get up close experience with many different antler and deer specimens. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR…

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November 2019

Medicine Pouch Workshop

Thursday, November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for a Medicine Pouch workshop! A medicine pouch is a traditional Native American bag used to hold personal possessions, herbs, trinkets, and other items of special meaning. Our friend Anna Brothers from Cold Porch Designs will lead you through making your own, genuine leather medicine pouch. All materials will be supplied, just bring yourself and your curiosity! Anna…

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