DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland, Michigan is offering nature classes this summer for children ages 3 and up. We still have openings in many of our summer classes including: Preschool Nature Study, Curious Kids, Kayaking, Wilderness Survival and many more. This summer we also have some new one day classes. You can register right now at DeGraaf Nature Center or online http://www.cityofholland.com/degraafnaturecenter/summer-nature-classes. Classes are listed in the Holland Recreation Spring Bulletin. Please call (616) 355-1057 for more information or stop by the nature center at 600 Graafschap Rd., Holland, MI.
With 18 acres located “Close to Home” in the city of Holland, the DeGraaf Nature Center offers a variety of ways to reconnect with the outdoors. The nature preserve with its stream, ponds, forest and meadow has a wide variety of wildlife. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded as well as red and gray fox, raccoon, white-tailed deer with fawns, flying and tree squirrels, muskrats, groundhogs and more.
Travel with DeGraaf Nature Center to find our area birds, Saturday, May 4, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to Noon.
Over 50,000 acres of wild lands are found just south of the Holland area in the Allegan State Game Area. This is a great place to explore for wildlife. Find birds with a naturalist in the Swan Creek area and the Grassland Unit on 118th Street as well as points in between. Pack a water bottle and snacks, hat and sunscreen. The group will return to Holland by noon. We will form a car caravan at the nature center before we head south. Fee: $4 or $2 for Friends of DeGraaf Nature Center. Call to register at 616-355-1057.
Saturday, May 4 is FREE county parks day! from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park and Twin Lake Park in Muskegon County. FREE county parks day includes free admission, free workshops and fun for the entire family! Food and refreshments available. Check our website for more information as the date draws near! www.co.muskegon.mi.us
Live Bat Programs to be presented by The “BAT ZONE” from The Organization for Bat Conservation and the Cranbrook Institute of Science.
Come to DeGraaf Nature Center on Saturday, May 4 at 1 or 3 p.m. for an up-close encounter with live bats from around the world.