Upcoming Events

Nature Walk at Furstenburg Nature Area

This long, narrow nature area along the Huron River has many beautiful open areas, where habitats like prairies, a mitigated wetland, and even a sedge meadow are accessible via paths and boardwalks.

Learn more broadly about this beautiful nature area at this event. Staff from City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation will lead a family-friendly nature walk through the woods.

Please meet in the parking lot off Fuller Road. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

Rain Gardens Nature Walk

We will meet at 1916 Miller Avenue, Ann Arbor (across from Bruce) and will tour the rain gardens between the sidewalk and the street and also highlight a few nearby residential rain gardens.

Come learn how these rain gardens work, what plants you can find inside them, and more! We will mostly stay on the sidewalk, but dress comfortably and bring water if desired.

The walk will be led by Catie Wytychak and Susan Bryan from the Water Resources Commissioner's Office, and is part of the AADL's partnership with Washtenaw County

Nature Walk at Argo Nature Area

This 22.5 acre preserve contains an interesting combination of habitats, including emergent wetland, mesic forest, and oak-hickory forest. Harvester butterflies have been seen here in the summer. They are the only butterflies in North America with carnivorous caterpillars!

Come learn more about the habitat that supports these fascinating creatures at this family-friendly nature walk! Meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery, off Longshore Drive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired.

The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!