Midland Business Alliance

Chippewa Nature Center to Host Coffee & Conversation Series

  • Share:
February 11, 2019
What: Coffee & Conversation
When: 2nd Wednesday of most months, 9-10 am
Where: Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S Badour Rd, Midland
Admission: FREE

Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) will host a new Coffee & Conversation series on the second Wednesday of most months in 2019 from 9 to 10 am at its Visitor Center, located at 400 S Badour Rd in Midland. Admission is free. Visitors can spend an hour sipping coffee and learning more about the nature and history of Midland County.
2019 Schedule:
Feb 13 – Nature’s Valentines: Love in nature isn’t all roses. We will dive into the courtship, trickery and habits of our local animals as they seek mates of their own.
March 13 – Maple Stories: Come explore the sweet story of maple sugar. Listen to a maple sugar origin story, compare methods, examine tools and take home a few seasonal recipes to add to the family collection.
April 10 – Spring Wildflowers: Beautiful native wildflowers are important components of woodland habitats forming the basis of food webs and shelters for many animals. Learn to identify some spring wildflowers blooming March through May.
June 12 – Fiddleheads and Fronds: Come learn about ferns, beautiful and unique plants whose young fiddleheads and mature fronds are found nestled in shady moist forests and along stream banks.
July 10 – Looking at Lichens: Even in the summer splendor of wildflowers, little lichens put on a show of their own. Come discover the diversity and unique characteristics of this symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae.
Aug 14 – Summer Wildflowers: Summer blooming native wildflowers put on a show with a variety of colors, flower structures, heights and patterns. We will highlight commonly found species and discuss their ecosystem roles.
Sept 11 – Celebrating the Harvest: Fall is the perfect time to celebrate all that summer has brought us. Spend the hour with CNC’s Historical Interpreter, Cathy Fitzpatrick, as she shares the story of harvests past and present.
Nov 13 – Winter Bird Feeding: Watching winter birds helps bring some life and color to our yards in the winter. Learn the best foods and methods for attracting a diversity of winter visitors.
Dec 11 – Artifact Discovery: Discover some treasures from CNC’s historical artifact collection. Cathy Fitzpatrick, Historical Interpreter, will guide you as you work together to recreate pictures of the past using the artifacts left behind.
For more information, visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org or contact CNC at info@chippewanaturecenter.org or 989.631.0830.

Chippewa Nature Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect all people with nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences. Enjoy free admission to 19+ miles of trails from dawn-to-dark, 365 days a year. The Visitor Center, located at 400 S Badour Rd in Midland, is open 8 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 12-5 pm Sunday and select holidays. Learn more at www.chippewanaturecenter.org.

400 S. Badour Rd. • Midland, MI 48640 • 989.631.0830 • 989.631.7070 fax • www.chippewanaturecenter.org