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Fall Adventure Series: Fort Building

Fall Adventure Series: Fort Building
Explore the nature of fall in this fun series exploring Blandford’s forests, waterways, and farm. We will meet some of Blandford’s animals, take a hike to see what kinds of plants and animals inhabit Blandford…

Birds and Bagels

Birds and Bagels
Come out and enjoy an early morning of birding, bagels, and coffee in this monthly summer series! Master Naturalist Kristin Tindall will guide this first program to introduce the birds that call Blandford home in…

Herbal Makers: Salves and Herbal Oils

Herbal Makers: Salves and Herbal Oils
Further your herbal skills by learning how to make a salve. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make an infused oil and turn it into a salve with beeswax. Salves are a…

Wild Mushroom Identification Class and Outing

Wild Mushroom Identification Class and Outing
Join Chris Swinson of Mycophile's Garden mushroom farm for an afternoon identifying some of the 1,000 species of mushrooms that grow in Michigan. We'll begin with a 1-hour lecture covering the basic terms, types, habitats,…

Herbal Makers: Fire Cider!

Herbal Makers: Fire Cider!
Come make this seasonal tonic with herbalist Camilla Voelker! Fire Cider is a traditional apple cider vinegar preparation packed with available kitchen veggies that support wellness during the winter months. In this class, we will…

Blacksmith 101

Blacksmith 101
Join us in the forge to learn how fire, metal, and a hammer come together to create a functional item or a work of art! Our experienced blacksmith will teach you a few tricks of…

Toddler Time

Toddler Time
Bring your toddlers and preschoolers out to meet other families during Blandford Nature Center’s Toddler Time. We will explore new topics of nature and play each session with a Blandford staff guide. We will meet…

Blacksmith 101

Blacksmith 101
Join us in the forge to learn how fire, metal and a hammer come together to create a functional item or a work of art! Our experienced blacksmith will teach you a few tricks of the trade…

Garden-side Distillation with Gathered Botanicals

Garden-side Distillation with Gathered Botanicals
Join Aubrey Winfield from Gathered Botanicals for an evening of botanical distillation using an aromatic herb from the Blandford farm. In this program you will participate in preparing the herbs, learn about the basic principles of…

Nature Buds

Nature Buds
Bring your toddlers and preschoolers out to Blandford to get some "Vitamin N!" Each Nature Buds program will feature a story and outdoor discovery time for the little ones in your life. With a new nature-based theme…