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Calendar

Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve has numerous events during the year, including public education programs for all ages, environmental field trips for area schools, nature presentations by noted speakers, AuSable River water quality monitoring field days and more. Check out upcoming events through our calendar below:

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Upcoming Events

  • Early Release Day
    Early Release Day
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Apr 24
    Roscommon
    Apr 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Roscommon, 606 Lake St, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Thank you for your interest in our Early Release Program! Program is located at the CRAF Center. Bussing is available for Roscommon Elementary Students. Youth will participate in sports, nature games and crafts, and other recreational activities. Program intended for students grades 1-4.
  • Spring Clean Up
    Spring Clean Up
    Sat, Apr 27
    Gahagan Nature Preserve
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Lend a hand at the preserve on this volunteer work day! We will be removing excess brush, performing general trail maintenance and other projects around the preserve.
  • Spring Fairy Houses
    Spring Fairy Houses
    Thu, May 02
    Roscommon
    May 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Mix Art + Nature + Imagination with us as we create and decorate spring-themed fairy houses to place on the preserve trails!
  • Nature Story-Time
    Nature Story-Time
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 03
    Gahagan Nature Preserve
    May 03, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Explore the outdoors through a nature-inspired story and related activity at the Gahagan Nature Preserve! Program takes place on the first Friday of the month from 10:30-11:15am.
  • Nature-Play Friday
    Nature-Play Friday
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 03
    Gahagan Nature Preserve
    May 03, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Guided nature activities for youth/families. Come ready to explore the Preserve through play!
  • Pond Critters through the Microscope
    Pond Critters through the Microscope
    Thu, May 16
    Gahagan Nature Preserve
    May 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Join long-time Gahagan educator, Tom Dale, as we explore the pond critters found at the preserve. Open to all ages.
  • Blooms and Buds - Tree ID Hike
    Blooms and Buds - Tree ID Hike
    Thu, May 30
    Roscommon
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Tour the preserve as we learn how to identify trees using their fresh spring features! Recommended for adults.
  • Bird Banding Demonstration
    Bird Banding Demonstration
    Fri, May 31
    Gahagan Nature Preserve
    May 31, 2024, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Would you like to see live birds up close? Come out to Gahagan for a bird banding demonstration. Find out why we band birds, what it tells us about their lives and their habitat. See how birds are captured, banded, measured, and what data is recorded.
  • Nature Camp! June 25-27
    Nature Camp! June 25-27
    Tue, Jun 25
    Roscommon
    Jun 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 27, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Explore the outdoors at the Gahagan Nature Preserve! For youth entering grades 1-6. Camp takes place from 9am-noon each day, Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Nature Camp! July 23-25
    Nature Camp! July 23-25
    Tue, Jul 23
    Roscommon
    Jul 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 25, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Explore the outdoors at the Gahagan Nature Preserve! For youth entering grades 1-6. Camp takes place from 9am-noon each day, Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Attracting Birds to Your Yard
    Attracting Birds to Your Yard
    Wed, Apr 10
    Roscommon
    Apr 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Bird watching is a great year-round hobby, learn best practices for attracting birds to your backyard including feeding tips, landscaping practices, and other ways to create bird-friendly habitat. Recommended for adults.
  • Women in the Woods - Investigating Michigan Wetland Habitats
    Women in the Woods - Investigating Michigan Wetland Habitats
    Sat, Mar 23
    Roscommon
    Mar 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Calling all women adventurers! Join us as we head off trail to explore the natural communities on Gahagan’s new wetland property. Terrain will be rugged and a bit more difficult than our regular hikes. Waterproof footwear is highly recommended.
  • Spring Migration + Owl Prowl!
    Spring Migration + Owl Prowl!
    Wed, Mar 06
    Roscommon
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Learn all about how birds prepare for the feat of spring migration! After this educational presentation we will take to the trails to search for some charismatic birds who call the Preserve home – owls!
  • Nature-Play Friday
    Nature-Play Friday
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 01
    Gahagan Nature Preserve
    Mar 01, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Guided nature activities for youth/families. Come ready to explore the Preserve through play!
  • Nature Story-Time
    Nature Story-Time
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 01
    Gahagan Nature Preserve
    Mar 01, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Explore the outdoors through a nature-inspired story and related activity at the Gahagan Nature Preserve! Program takes place on the first Friday of the month from 10:30-11:15am.
  • Snowshoe Hike - Winter Tree ID
    Snowshoe Hike - Winter Tree ID
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Feb 17
    Gahagan Nature Preserve
    Feb 17, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    The Gahagan Nature Preserve is home to a few forest community types, each with different types of trees. Tour the preserve on snowshoes and learn how to identify trees using features other than leaves. Open to all ages.
  • Snow-Glow Scavenger Hunt
    Snow-Glow Scavenger Hunt
    Wed, Feb 07
    Roscommon
    Feb 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Join us for this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt at the Preserve! Solve nature-related riddles and look for glowing “clues” under the fresh snow. Open to all ages.
  • Wreath Making Workshop - Afternoon Session
    Wreath Making Workshop - Afternoon Session
    Sat, Dec 02
    Roscommon
    Dec 02, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Roscommon, 209 W Maplehurst, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
    Create your very own holiday wreath using fresh greenery! Learn how to identify some of our favorite evergreen tree species, and the benefits of having plants in your home. This workshop is free, but donations are welcome to help us cover material costs.
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