News Bits — May 13, 2010

Discover cool plants at Howard Christiansen Nature Center Discover the pretty wildflowers and cool plants (55 kinds!) that grow at Howard Christensen Nature Center with interpretive instructor Kare Greenup at the center’s “I Spy Cool Plants” program on May 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about what animals and people do with these plants—fun […]

HCNC keeps outdoors fun in every season

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Howard Christensen Nature Center continues to offer free or inexpensive ways to enjoy Michigan’s winter weather. A group of local Boy Scouts recently enjoyed their yearly Klondyke derby, the Olympics of Scouting. The boys are tested on Scouting skills such as knot tying, shelter building, cooking outdoors and more. The boys also make a sled to […]

Spring seedling sale

Extras available at 25 percent discount Due to an ordering error the Kent Conservation District has extra seedlings remaining from its sale.  Because these seedlings must be planted or tended to within the next week, we are offering a 25 percent discount on all purchases made this week. If you are interested in making a […]

Upcoming Events at Howard Christensen Nature Center

I spy birds! March 28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free, all-ages presentation about birds at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Borrow binoculars and a bird book, or make a pinecone birdfeeder ($1 each). Birdhouse building station ($10 per person), quantity limited. Preparing for a prescribed burn April 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn […]

Nature Center Kicks Off Spring Cleaning Season with E-Waste Day

The days are getting brighter causing both birds and humans to prepare their nests for spring! The Howard Christensen Nature Center and Comprenew will join forces on March 7 to offer a free, convenient, environmentally safe way to dispose of office and household electronic waste. As you begin your spring-cleaning, remember that most electronic products […]