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Welcome to the TNS Website!

Holiday Weekend

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The nature center building will be closed

Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 21.

Trails continue to be open dawn to dusk.

Hoppy Holidays!



Festival of Frogs and Snakes

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Festival of Frogs and Snakes....WOW!
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Join us for a fun-filled afternoon! ..... Program

Exciting activities about our scary and slimy friends: 

  • packed with live reptile and amphibian presentations
  • free crafts to make and take
  • nature hikes to explore in our woods. There will even be
  • nature arts and crafts to purchase.

This festival is a pay one price event, so come early and enjoy everything there is to offer!

Special Guests Presentations:
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
David Misfud Yu Man Lee Jim McGrath
Amphibians and Reptiles of Southern Living with the Live Michigan Amphibians
Michigan and Herp Atlas Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake & Reptiles
TNS Members $12 - Adults
$8 - Children 4-12
Non-members $15 - Adults
$10 - Children 4-12
Poster Contest! Register Online Here Information

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:23

May Programs at the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center:

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Register Today for these May Programs!

festival0003Knee-high Naturalists - Froggy Adventure

Ages 2-4

Thursday, May 1, 10-11:30 am

Wear sturdy boots as we search for frogs, fish, and other creatures in the water.

Fee: 11; TNS Member fee: $8; Parent/grandparent is free!

Just select the day below to register.

May 1                                       

trillium003Junior Girl Scouts - Flowers

Age - Junior Girl Scout

Saturday, May 3, 9-11:00 am

Complete your nature-related badge! All requirements are met; however the badge itself is not included. Register as an individual or troop. Leaders or chaperones are free and need to remain with their scouts. No refunds for these programs.

Fee: $12.

Register here.

may0002Saturday Naturalists - Flowers

Ages 13-adult

Saturday, May 31, 9:30-11:30 am

Explore the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center as we walk the trails to search for flowers in bloom and other signs of spring in May.

Fee: $9; TNS Members fee: $7

Register here.

may0003Stroller Hike

Ages 0-2/adult partner

Saturday, May 31, 2:30-3:30 pm

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the nature center. Your little one will experience sights and smells to delight the senses. Learn ways to help your child connect with nature.

Fee: $5; TNS Member fee: $4

Register here.

The Troy Nature Society provides Nature Programs at the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center. Our mission is "providing resources and education to inspire appreciation and preservation of nature.

Information | Membership | Volunteer

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:59

Stage Nature Center

Summer Nature Camps

Registration is now open!


 - Nature Adventure Camp
 - Nature Day Camp
 - Survival Camp
 - Volunteer Camp
 - River Camp

Check Them Out here

Calling Outdoor Volunteers

Ages 14-adult

 - Help preserve the native flora at the SNC
 - Help improve the nature trails
 - Assist with the grounds clean-up
 - Sat, May 3, 12:30pm-4 pm.

Volunteer here.


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Scout It Out!

Brownies - Bugs

April 26, 9-11 am

Complete your nature-related badge!

Register as a Troop or as an Individual. Leaders or chaperones are free and need to remain with their scouts.

Fee: $12

Register Here.

Open Building Hours:

  - Sat, 10am-4pm (Except holidays & holiday weekends)

  - Tue-Fri, 9am-3pm (Except holidays)

  - During scheduled programs

  - Closed Easter weekend, but trails are open


Help support the nature center.

New & Renew here.


If you are interested in sponsoring a program, contact the nature center at 248.688.9703.