Please join your hosts Stan & Ruth, Hooked on U, and the Seed Spreaders for Wayne County Park's Hobby Day, and some "Crosswinds Marsh Meanderings" on Saturday, August 8th
Hobby Day is all about trying something new! Whether you are a die hard hobby enthusiast or someone who just wants to try something new, this program is for you! Experts will be on hand to answer questions and help you get started in a new hobby. Activities include hiking, photography, horseshoes, fishing and more. Fishing poles and bait are provided for the fishing portion.
The geocaching event will run from noon until 4 pm. It will include a raffle for FTF caches, a series of new caches in the park (with commemorative collectable for those that complete the series of 12), a table for Trackables, bags for CITO and a Pot Luck picnic lunch (hot dogs provided by your hosts).
Schedule for the day:
- 9:00 Enjoy the Hobby Day Activities or share your caching knowledge at the MIGO booth.
- Noon Event check in
- 12:30 Raffle for FTF's
- 1:00 Lunch and coordinates sheets handed out for the rest of the attendees
- 4:00 Cleanup and event ends
Crosswinds Marsh is one of the largest man-made wetlands in the country. It was built to replace the wetlands that were paved over to expand Wayne County's Detroit Metro Airport (the McNamara terminal). Wayne County, together with Sumpter Township, purchased over 900 acres of farmland that believe it or not, was once wetland that had been converted into farm fields by draining the land...in a process that took over a year. They flooded former farm fields, planted new wetland plants and transplanted endangered species from metro Airport.
There have been over 240 species of birds identified at the marsh. Additionally there are nesting bald eagles visible thru-out the year. Boardwalks were built to give the visitors an intimate view of life in the wetlands. The marsh offers year-round activities including trails for hiking (over 6 miles), horseback riding and cross-country skiing, and areas for picnicking and fishing.
DO NOTE that the park utilizes porta-potties and has no fresh running water or electricity. Due to the rustic nature of the park, we will not be utilizing paperless caching. Sorry.
If you are intending to hunt for the new caches, please come prepared with long pants, shoes and socks (not sandals or flip-flops), and insect repellent. This time of year in the woods of South Eastern Michigan there are ticks and mosquitoes a plenty!
What to bring:
GPS and gear bag
Lawn chairs (very limited # of picnic tables)
Bottled Water/Beverages to stay hydrated