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Outdoor Nature Events this Weekend

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If you like outdoor winter activities, there are several events going on this weekend that won't break the budget.

Ice Fishing for Beginners will be held on Kensington Metropark Nature Center on Saturday, January 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is for ages 6 and older. There is a fee of $5 per person, and registration is required. If you attend you are asked to bring an ice fishing pole, and to dress for the weather. Call (810) 227-8910 for more information, and to register. You can also read more about this event, and other upcoming Kensington events on their website, http://www.metroparks.com/Kensington-Metropark/Events.

Also on Saturday, January 18, there will be an Owl Walk, at 7 p.m. at the Brighton State Recreation Area. This walk is to try and spot Nesting Screech Owls, and Great Horned Owls, and it will be held by the Crossroads Group of the Sierra Club. There will be a potluck for attendees at 5 p.m. at 6277 Cowell Rd. in Brighton, Township. If attending this event it is asked that you bring a dish to pass, bring a flashlight, and dress for the weather. More information on this event can be found by calling (810) 231-9045 or by emailing lee.burton@michigan.sierraclub.org

Affordable Cross Country Ski Lessons on January 18, and 19 at Huron Meadows Metropark in Green Oak, Township at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The lessons for classic method of cross country skiing is for both kids and adults. Cost for adults is only $5, and children only $3. If you need to rent skis, adult ski rental is only $13, and children younger than 16 can rent skis for only $9. Registration is required for this event. Call (734) 426-8211 to register and for more information. Huron Meadows Metropark is located at 8765 Hammel Rd just east of Rickett Road.

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