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Learn About Pines at Farmington Hills Nature Center

Registration is required for the two-part workshop, which starts Jan. 5.

Learn more about pine trees at the Nature Center in Farmington Hills. Photo credit: Patch file photo
Learn more about pine trees at the Nature Center in Farmington Hills. Photo credit: Patch file photo

Explore the magnificent world of pine trees Jan. 5 and Jan. 9 at the Nature Discovery Center, located inside Heritage Park in Farmington Hills. 

You'll learn to properly identify trees using a field guide, and then explore the edible, medicinal, and utilitarian uses for a pine tree. Participants will make a basic pine balm and gain a deeper understanding of these evergreen trees.

The Getting to Know the Pines - Eating the Trees Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 5 and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 9, and are designed for ages 8 to adult.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Advance registration is required at https://recreg.fhgov.com or the Costick Center. The fee is $35 per person and includes materials. 

The Outdoor Skills Workshop series also includes a Bow Drill Fire Starting Workshop on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Participants will make their own bow drill fire starter and practice the art of proper fire building.

Heritage Park is located at 24915 Farmington Rd. Call the Nature Center at 248-477-1135 or write to asmith@fhgov.com for more information. 

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