Upcoming Events in Brighton Michigan
Meteors & S'Mores
- Join the Ford Amateur Astronomers for this special astronomy event. With your naked eye you will be able to watch potentially hundreds of meteors flash across the sky as they enter our atmosphere. They are best viewed while laying on your back, so it is advised you bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Sometimes the optimum viewing of the Perseids is well into the evening and even after midnight, so you may want to come prepared for a long night or even arrive a little later than the official start.
The park will be providing ingredients for S’Mores for everyone to enjoy during their sky-gazing, and members from the club will be setting up some of their telescopes so visitors can also view other planets and stars. Dress accordingly and bring bug spray, a roasting stick and your own beverages. A Recreation Passport is required for park entry. Meet at Spring Mill Pond.
Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather, but you can enjoy the Perseids even on your own from July 23rd – August 20th, with the peak occurring on August 12th.
Owl Prowl at Brighton State Recreation Area
- If you’ve never seen a real owl up close, or for that matter even heard one, then you don’t want to miss out on this fascinating nature walk.
Join our local naturalist on a 30-45 minute walk along the woods. Owls will be called … listen closely to see if they respond. Hopefully you’ll see one up on his perch, wide-eyed and regal as he surveys his woods. We'll also be doing an education lesson and s’mores and storytelling around the bonfire.
Meet at Chilson Pond, located behind the park headquarters, at 5 p.m.Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, as you will be outside for the duration. Event is held rain or shine. Bring something to drink, a roasting stick if you have one, camp chair, flashlight or miner’s cap and a great outdoor nature story to share. A Recreation Passport is required for park entry.
Owl Prowls are taking place state-wide. Go to www.michigan.gov/stateparks to find the nearest one.