Free admission and open to all little kids and their families!
What goes bump in the night? Don’t worry, it’s just us — a bunch of little kids out exploring by flashlight!

It’s fun to listen to the night sounds and smell the night scents when you’ve got your big brother or sister, mom or dad, auntie or uncle, grandma or grandpa, or lots of friends by your side. Please join Julie Collard and other members of the Little Adventurers’ Club for any one – or all – of this series of short night hikes geared for little folk.

WHEN and WHERE (directions below):
Friday nights in November, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
November 3 – Portman Nature Preserve
November 10 – Wolf Tree Nature Trails
November 17 – Portman Nature Preserve
November 24 – Wolf Tree Nature Trails

DIRECTIONS to Portman Nature Preserve
• From I-94 take the Mattawan Exit (# 66) and head north (right) from the traffic circle onto Main Street. Head north for 1 mile to reach Red Arrow Highway, then turn left (west).
• Go west for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) onto 27th Street (look for Owsiany Farm Stand on the corner).
• Continue traveling north for 0.75 mile, then turn left (west) onto 49th Avenue.
• Go about 0.75 mile to the preserve entrance on the right/north side of the road (just west of the old white farm house at #28534).

DIRECTIONS to Wolf Tree Nature Trails
Wolf Tree Nature Trails is located on KL Avenue in Oshtemo Township, just east of the intersection with 4th Street on the south side of the road. From Kalamazoo, go west on M-43, then left (south) on 4th St. Travel about one mile until the intersection with KL Avenue. Turn left (east) and the preserve is less than 1000 feet ahead on the right.

RSVP: Even though this is a free event, RSVPs are always nice and it’s helpful for us to know that you’re coming. Please call our office (269-324-1600) or email Miko at