This Week at KNC

Hours
Monday-Saturday
9am - 5pm
Sunday 1-5pm

Extended Hours
Trails open at 9 am on Sundays
Trails open until 7:30 pm

Admission Rates
Members: Free
Adults: $7/Seniors $6
Children & Students (4-17) $4
Children 3 & Under: Free
Family/Household Membership: $75/year

 

Last chance to visit the Farmyard animals before they leave for the season. Open Labor Day!
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday, 1-4 pm
Check in at the Market Barn, 357 W E Ave and say hello and goodbye to all your favorite farm animals. They will be leaving us on September 2.  Check the Calendar to join us for a program!


Butterfly Walk & Monarch Tagging
Tuesdays in September, 1-3 pm
Want to learn more about butterflies and conservation?  Join us Tuesdays in September for butterfly walks led by KNC staff and Monarch butterfly tagging.  Walks will meet in the picnic area of the arboretum and focus on all Michigan butterflies and their biology.
Music in the Woods & Camp Fall Fest
Sunday, September 14, 1-5 pm

Help the Camp Scholarship Fund!  Join us for Music in the Woods - amazing live performances by local musicians of the Kalamazoo Folklife Organization, featuring Steam Powered Bluegrass and more!  Check out the giant mud pit, Nature's Playground, Slip N Slide, and zip lines!  Admission is free with general KNC admission, additional fee for zip line.  Scholarship donations are appreciated!
Call for Artists:
We are now accepting applications for the Buy Local Art & Gift Fair on Saturday, December 13!  Learn more ...

Workshops & Trips

Hawkfest Road Trip

Sunday, September 21, 7 am
Fee: Members $45, Non-members $55

Meet fellow bird watchers on a day trip of hawk watching at Lake Erie Metro Park!  Learn more and register here...

Green Living Series Workshop: Cultivating Mushrooms
Sunday September 21, 2-4:30 pm
Fee: Members $25, Non-members $45

Learn how to use the shady parts of your yard to grow delicious, health-promoting mushrooms.  Learn all of the basics of fungi farming from local expert Michael Hoag while creating mushroom beds and logs.  Leave with the confidence and supplies needed to start growing mushrooms today. Meet: Learning Garden (Park in the DeLano Homestead lot, 555 West E Ave.)  Register here...

Walk to Lake Michigan, A 50-Mile Saunter
Friday, October 17-Sunday, October 19, 7 am - 5 pm
Fee: Members $100, Non-members $145
Join KNC and Rent a Rambling Naturalist for the walk of a lifetime!  We will begin walking from KNC on Friday, October 17 and will reach Lake Michigan on Sunday, October 19. We will average about 17 miles of walking each day and will be transported back to KNC each evening.  The group will be under the guidance of an experienced interpretive naturalist and long-distance walker. Required pre-walk informational meeting: Thursday, September 11, 6:30 pm.  Adults 17+  Register here...

Michael Pollan

Best-selling Author, Food Advocate Michael Pollan Coming to Kalamazoo
Thursday, November 6, 7:30 pm
Miller Auditorium, Western Michigan University
Admission is free, but registration is required; check back soon for registration details.

Author and food advocate Michael Pollan will speak about the importance of a healthy food system at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation's 2014 Community Meeting at Miller Auditorium in November. 



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Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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