Friday, January 27, 2012
Visit Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center Weekends in January and February for Snowshoe Walks, Fly Tying, Ice Fishing and More
Snowshoe Walks, Saturday, Jan. 28 and Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Enjoy the season with a snowshoe walk on our nature trails, weather permitting. Learn how to use snowshoes and then take a walk to test new skills while learning about winter ecology. Pre-registration is required for those borrowing snowshoes. 90 minutes.
Winter Fishing Days: Ice Fishing 101 Saturday, Jan. 28 and Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Youth ages 5 to16 will learn the basics of ice fishing and get a chance to try their new skills out on the ice! Program includes both an inside and outside portion. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 60 minutes.
Beginner’s Fly Tying: Meet the Woolybugger! Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m.
Learn the basics of tying flies. All practice materials will be provided. Class size is limited for each session. Pre-registration is required. Program is recommended for those 8 years of age and up. Two hours.
Winter Birdwalk and Great Backyard Bird Count, Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.
Join the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo to discover the many birds that stay in Michigan throughout the winter. We will be taking part in the Great Backyard Bird Count by keeping track of what we see and submitting the information to a national database. 90 minutes.
Hatchery Tours, Jan., Feb., and March Saturday; 10 and 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; Sunday; 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.
New winter hours of operation: The Visitor Center will be open weekends in January, February and March on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Unless otherwise noted, programs are open to all ages and skill levels. The walks are not strenuous and are approximately one mile or less. Be sure to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes.
For detailed information on what there is to see and do at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, visit www.michigan.gov/wolflakevc or call 269-668-2876. The Center is located at 34270 County Road 652 in Mattawan.