Sarett Nature Center

Cross country and ski rental: Rent skis or snowshoes and explore Sarett. Call ahead for snow conditions at 927-4832.

Junior Naturalist Club: 10 a.m.-noon March 9, April 13, May 4. Club for children ages 7-12 who are interested in nature. Cost is $6 per session. Call 927-4832 to register.

Wildlife Safari with Nelson the Animal Guy: Feb. 23. Get close and personal with a variety of exotic creatures. Among the possible guests are an alligator, African serval, kangaroo, toucan, barn owl, fennic fox, tarantula, sugar glider, Siberian lynx, African spring haas and more. Show times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children, $5 for members, $2 for members’ children. Call 927-4832 for ticket information. 

Warren Dunes State Park

DNR Stewardship Days: 1-4 p.m. today; 1-4 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24. Help remove invasive shrubs. Meet at the picnic area south of the main campground. Enter at main entrance and turn right on the road to the campground, just past the entrance booths.

Fernwood Botanical Gardens

Edible horticulture: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23. In partnership with Edible Michiana magazine, join Fernwood for presentations on foraging wild mushrooms from a state certified expert, grocery store botany, heirloom tomatoes, deciphering food labels, and baking with vanilla. Multiple local businesses will be on hand to showcase their knowledge, products and services. Lunch is provided. Cost is $60, $48 for members.

Harbor Country Hikers

Nature detective lessons: 1 p.m. Feb. 17, Jens Jenson Preserve, Sawyer. Chikaming Open Lands’ Education and Outreach Coordinator Casey Struecker will lead a 1.5-mile easy wilderness forensic hike. Participants will learn where and what to look for to spot the animal signs that give clues left behind by the wildlife that live in the area’s woods, fields and wetlands. Jens Jensen Preserve is located at 6851 Parkway Dr., which is just north of Sawyer Highlands Church on Red Arrow Highway.

Berrien County Sportsman’s Club

Trap and skeet shooting: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays.

Carrying concealed weapon class: 6-10 p.m. Feb. 21; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23.

Coloma Rod & Gun Club

Carrying concealed weapon classes: 8 a.m.-5 p.m second Saturday of each month. Cost is $105. Call Andrew Zachary at 351-2051 or 944-7802

Trap shooting: Thursdays 6-10 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon.

Archery: Ranges open for members at any time; public hours are 8 a.m.-noon Sundays and Thursdays 6-10.

Breakfast: Breakfast is available from 8 a.m. to noon every Sunday. For more information, go online to

Watervliet Rod & Gun Club

Carrying concealed weapon classes: 6-10 p.m. March 14; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 17. Register from 6-7 p.m. March 12. Sunday class features an attorney or police officer to speak and answer questions, an NRA course, personal protection in the home, and three hours of range time with one-on-one supervision. Cost is $100. Call 468-3837 or 470-9191 to register.

Dowagiac Conservation Club

Annual membership meeting: 7:30 p.m. Monday. Election of officers, board members.

Trap Meat Shoot: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17.

Breakfast buffet: 8-11 a.m. Sundays, all you can eat. Cost is $7, $3.50 for children.

South Haven Rod & Gun Club

Trap shooting: 10 a.m.-noon Sundays and 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Action pistol: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

Indoor .22 rifle: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20-21.

Youth shoot: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 23.

Membership meeting: 7 p.m. Monday.

Basic pistol and concealed pistol classes: Go online to

Submit information for Get Outdoors to, fax to 429-4392 or call 429-1294 by Wednesday.