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KNC Kids

Welcome to KNC Kids! From engaging KNC programs that provide up close interactions with animals, time spent out on the trails, and fun facts about animals in our own backyards, there is always fun to be had in nature.

Join us for a program! Here are just a few of the weekly programs we have for kids this winter - all are included in regular KNC admission:

Story Corner  |  Preschool Explorers  |  Animal Encounters 

Special events, family programs, and more are available on our Calendar.

 


Answers to Signs of Spring ID in the KNC Newsletter

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

These are one of the first butterflies we see in spring. The adults overwinter under tree bark or leaves and come out when the weather gets warmer.

Eastern Box Turtle

Eastern Box Turtle

Unlike other turtles, box turtles live on the land and are rarely seen swimming. If you find this amazing turtle on your adventures outside remember to leave it safe on land and please do not place it in the water. 

Raccoon

Raccoon

In the fall, these masked mammals eat and store up fat. They don't hibernate, but the can sleep up to a month at time in the coldest weather!

Opossum Tail

Opossum

Most marsupials, like Kangaroos, are found in other parts of the world but opossums are the only marsupial found in the United States. Like other marsupials, mother opossums give birth to tiny offspring called joeys and live the first few months of their lives in their mother's pouch. 

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Only the male has the red on their wings. They do not stay for the winter in Michigan, but hearing their song is a sign of spring! Are you near water? Almost any water source will probably have a Blackbird nearby.