Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan is offering free admission throughout February and a variety of outdoor activities, thanks to donations. The center includes an animal sanctuary, environmental and historical artifacts, nature education programs, and a 121-acre natural refuge. The activities offered include weekly yoga classes, backyard sugaring sessions, a hike event featuring owl species, opportunities to help on the center’s farm, and an introductory blacksmith class.
Outdoor Activities at Blandford Nature Center Despite Winter Warm Spell
A mild winter doesn’t mean outdoor fun is canceled, especially at Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids. This 121-acre nature sanctuary offers a wealth of activities, even without the snow.
Thanks to generous donations, they’re waiving the usual $3 entry fee for ‘Admission-Free February’, providing free and paid programs for everyone to enjoy Michigan’s natural beauty.
February Activities at Blandford Nature Center
Here are some of the exciting activities you can enjoy at Blandford Nature Center this February.
Weekly Yoga Classes
Every Friday, Blandford partners with Mindful School of Yoga to offer indoor yoga classes. No matter your experience level, you can join in for some relaxing exercise. Just bring your own mat.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own syrup, Blandford’s farm program can show you how. The class covers everything from collecting sap to cooking the syrup.
On February 15, bring your friends along for a hike and a meet-and-greet with Blandford’s owl ambassadors. Make sure to pre-register online before the event.
Experience a day in the life of a farmer at Blandford Farm. You’ll help with chores, feed the animals, and even cuddle a chicken. Remember to dress accordingly and arrive 10 minutes early.
On February 24, learn the ancient art of blacksmithing from Blandford’s expert blacksmith. You’ll learn all about forge safety, tools, and fire building in this hands-on class. Safety equipment is provided, but the class is in an unheated building, so dress warmly and wear closed-toe shoes.
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