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DATE: March 14, 2006

Nature enthusiasts can welcome Spring at UM-Dearborn

DEARBORN---The Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host "Spring Saturdays" each weekend from April 8 through May 27.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will run each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and allow visitors to watch spring progress each week.

"We'll see everything from spring wildflower blooms to breeding amphibians to bird migration and more," said Rick Simek, program supervisor for the Environmental Interpretive Center.

Participants will walk the trails in the campus's Natural Areas. Binoculars are recommended but not essential. Magnifying glasses will be provided for close inspection of springtime items.

Families with children older than 8 years of age are welcome to attend, as well as individual spring enthusiasts.

"Spring Saturdays" will be held April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 8, May 15, May 20 and May 27.

For more information, call Simek at (313) 583-6371.

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