DNR to host wildlife hike March 14 on Belle Isle

Join staff from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Division Saturday, March 14, for a hike through the woods of Belle Isle looking for signs of predators and prey on the Detroit island park.

The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo parking lot, at the corner of Lakeside Drive and Oakway Road. This program is appropriate for all ages and will last about an hour. Plan to dress for the weather, including boots. The event, sponsored by the DNR Wildlife Division, is free of charge and does not require preregistration. 

“Many different types of wildlife call Belle Isle home,” said DNR wildlife outreach technician Holly Vaughn. “Some make their living by hunting other animals, while some prefer to munch on plants. We’ll talk about the creatures that live on the island and how they interact with the animals around them.”

The DNR offers monthly wildlife-themed programming on Belle Isle through May. For a complete list of programs, visit www.belleislepark.org.

Contact Holly Vaughn at 313-396-6863 with questions.

Remember a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to Belle Isle Park