Spring Events in MI Great Lakes Bay

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Can you feel spring in the air?  One of the things that we are excited about spring’s arrival is that lots of events are coming up to show the vibrancy of MI Great Lakes Bay! Following are some highlights of the spring events in MI Great Lakes Bay in March and April. It’s time to plan your visit!

Butterflies in Bloom

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Date: Now to Apr. 21
Location: The Dow Gardens

What comes to your mind when you think of spring? Flowers and butterflies!  Isn’t it great to celebrate spring while being surrounded by over 140 species of butterflies from around the world? The Butterflies in Bloom exhibit opens from 10 am to 4 pm everyday through April 21 at The Dow Gardens. In addition to the exhibit, special events will be held on the following dates.

·  Wednesday Late Night with the Butterflies (March 13,20,27, April 3,10,17)
Did you know that butterflies roost in the evening? It's a great time for photos. The hours of the butterfly house will extend on these special Wednesday evenings.

·  Spring Break Getaway (March 30 - April 7)
Enjoy seeing the butterflies from around the world during Spring Break. Be sure to stop by the craft barn which will be open for crafts.

·  Pleasing Pollinators (Friday, April 5, 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
What would the world be like without pollination? Come explore the science of pollination with Entomologist Elly Maxwell in the fun exploration hour. Cost: $3.00 per child. Please call (989) 631-2677. Appropriate for school-age children.

For more information, visit The Dow Gardens website.

Osterbrunnen in Frankenmuth

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Date: Now to Apr. 14
Location: Frankenmuth

Once a year in the area of Franconia Germany one will find many wells, trees, buildings and fountains richly decorated with colored Easter eggs, pine-branch garland and spring flowers. The tradition of decorating Easter Fountains in Germany is over 200 years old, and many cities and villages in Franconia Germany still follow this tradition.

Since Franconia is the area from which the early settlers originated, Frankenmuth mirror the Osterbrunnen tradition in the city. While enjoying the decorations in our Little Bavaria, be sure to join some events during Osterbrunnen such as Easter Bunny Visits Bronner's CHRISTmasWonderland, Bavarian Inn Restaurant Scrapbook Weekend. For more event information, visit Frankenmuth website.

An Afternoon at Sugarhouse

Date: March 23, 24, 30, 31, 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Chippewa Nature Center

Are you a fan of maple syrup? Do you know or have you ever watched how is maple syrup made? Chippewa Nature Center provides a good place to show you how to make maple syrup.

You will visit the Beech-Maple woods, where buckets decorate trees and where, on warm days, you can hear the sap dripping into buckets.  You will watch the steam rise off the evaporator pan in the sugarhouse as the sap is boiled down to make sweet maple syrup. An interpreter will be on hand to explain the whole process.

For more information, visit Chippewa Nature Center website.

What are you most excited about when spring finally arrives in MI Great Lakes Bay? We’d love to hear what you think! Feel free to comments on our blog, Facebook, or tweet us with #GoGreatLakesBay. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Let’s go Great Lakes Bay!

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