Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with this Groupon.
$30 for Admission for Two to Petals & Vines Event ($60 Value)
From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 10, Woldumar Nature Center hosts its "Petals & Vines" fundraiser on its premises, replete with ample beer, wine, and music to enliven the night. Guests receive a pint glass and four tokens upon entry—each good for a 6 oz. pour of beer or a 2 oz. pour of wine—to pair alongside dinner. Four microbreweries: Dark Horse, Arcadia Ales, Rochester Mills Beer Co., and Right Brain, pour alongside Michigan wineries Burgdorf's, Cheateau Aeronautique, and Sandhill Crane vineyards, while bands fill the air with live music.
Woldumar Nature Center
Woldumar Nature Center greets visitors with a coterie of trees, flowers, and grasses that populate 178 acres of diverse environs representing the region's larger ecosystem. Visitors explore the center's trails spanning 5 miles of lush scenery, which treats them to a prairie of wildflowers waving their vivid heads in the breeze, the Grand River flowing throughout 1.25 miles, and a hardwood forest that casts cool shade in the shadows of beech and maple trees. Deer peacefully forage in the apple orchard, and a butterfly garden hosts a feast for the gentle winged insects. The herb garden showcases common household herbs such as rosemary alongside oft-forgotten useful plants such as calendula, which pinky swears it goes well in potato soup. The nature center's knowledgeable staff lead educational programs year-round that fill brains with experiences in geocaching, exploring the Grand River, and watching live owl presentations.