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Learn About Urban Coyotes, Count Birds During Free Events This Weekend

Forget about the Super Bowl! Instead, get to know the creatures of Oakland County at the Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Township.

It's Super Bowl weekend, but are you wondering what you can do that won't (most likely) involve pigskin and requires more than a 30-second attention span? How about getting in touch with nature at the Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Township?

Coyote Friend or Foe?

  • When: 1 p.m. Saturday.
  • Where: Johnson Nature Center.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Why Go: Hear Wayne State University researcher Bill Dodge discuss his findings about the urban coyote population throughout the Detroit area. Information about protecting small pets will be available, and Officer Pete Matejcik of the Bloomfield Township Police Department will also be there to answer questions.

Super Bird Sunday

  • When: 8 a.m. Sunday.
  • Where: Johnson Nature Center.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Why Go: The community is invited to join the Johnson Nature Center staff as they conduct the annual winter bird count and census. Birdwatchers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Warm refreshments will be provided.

Find more weekend events – or add your own – on the Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch calendar!

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