Family Programs

Family Programs

Spring Wildflower Walks

Come out and enjoy the woodland wildflower show – it doesn’t last long and changes every week! Expected species are listed below.

Free with paid Fernwood admission.

Sunday, April 2, 2–3:30pm
(skunk cabbage, bloodroot, hepatica, and marsh marigold
)
Click here to register.

Wednesday 26 April, 1:30 – 3:00pm
(trilliums, anemones, bluebells, and trout lily
)
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Saturday, May 13, 2–3:30pm
(Jack-in-the-pulpit, may apple, spring beauty, and Canada violet
)
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Marbled Eggs


Bring the whole family for egg coloring fun! Using whipped cream and food dye, you’ll create colorful, whimsical eggs for all to enjoy. Bring 10-12 hard-boiled eggs per registrant. All additional materials provided.

$12 (Members $10)
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Register by April 7.


MINIATURE GARDEN WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 22, 1–2:30pm

Create a miniature garden with instruction from Patty Eycleshymer of Backyards in Niles, Michigan. Bring your own 14-16” x 6” deep container and your creativity, for an afternoon of fun. A supply list is available upon registration.

$25 (Members $20) per garden
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Register by April 20.


Earth Day Station: Seed Bombs, Wild Canines, and More!

Stop by this drop-in station to get a seed bomb to take home, discover the world of fox and coyotes, and much more as we celebrate Earth Day at Fernwood.  
Free with paid Fernwood admission. 


Cyndy Callog Book Signing

This charming tale is one you will treasure as you share the adventures of this sweet little mouse. A perfect book for any age. There is meaning for all, especially that of trust, respect, and love—love for all life and the beauty around us.

Free with paid Fernwood admission.


Tallgrass Prairie Walk

It may not be tall yet but the prairie is full of blooms even in May! We’ll look for lupine, wild white indigo, alum root, and shooting star.

$12 (Members $10)
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Share Nature with your Children!
Consider checking out one of our kid-friendly backpacks, featuring many items, activities, and ideas to help you explore Fernwood. Learn about birds, the gardens, or try one just for preschoolers. Backpacks may be checked out at the Front Desk. These backpacks were made possible by a grant from the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph County.