Nov. 7 – Campfire & Night Hike at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills

Nov. 7 – Campfire & Night Hike at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills, MI – This November, as the temperatures starts to drop, the City of Rochester Hills will have a couple great programs for people to still get outdoors. The City’s Parks & Natural Resources Department, through their Outdoor Engagement unit, will be holding multiple programs for individuals and families. Join our naturalists, Lance and Lauren for a Campfire and Night Hike on November 7th where we call for owls and see what else we can spot. On the 9th, learn about the many different things that are edible out in nature. What plants are safe to eat and those that aren’t.  Also on the 9th we are offering a chance for participants to test their nature knowledge and code breaking skills as you embark on this unique scavenger hunt and hike at our “Unnatural Trail Scavenger Hunt” program.

In addition to the scheduled programs, special interest groups and scouting groups can also contact us to set up a program or hike with our naturalists this winter; also check our website in the near future to see about other programs coming in January.

Space is limited with these programs, so register now. To register for any of these or our other upcoming Outdoor Engagement Opportunities visit our website or call the Parks & Natural Resources Department 248-656-4673.

Campfire & Night Hike

Enjoy a cool fall campfire and learn a little about owls. Then experience a moonlit owl prowl to call for Eastern Screech Owls.

Thursday, November 7th.     6:00 – 7:30 pm

Bloomer Park, meet at the Stone Shelter 

Age:  All ages         Cost:  $5/person

The Unnatural Trail Scavenger Hunt

Join us for an unusual hiking experience to learn about nature in a different way. Test your nature knowledge and code breaking skills as you embark on this unique scavenger hunt. This event caters to couples and children ages 10 and up. Bring your thinking caps!

Saturday, November 9th     1:00 – 2:00 pm

Bloomer Park, meet at the Pine Grove Shelter

Skill Level: Beginner                Cost:  $5/person

Wild Edibles

Ever wondered which berries are safe to eat? Come join us and be surprised by how many different things in nature are edible! We will also learn some very dangerous things to avoid.

Saturday, November 9th   3:00-4:30 pm

Bloomer Park

Skill level: Beginner           Cost: $5/each

Special Interest/Scout Group Programming

To set up programs, hikes, etc. specific for Special Interest or Scout Groups please contact our Natural Resources Division directly at 248.656.4775 or by emailing

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