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Smell & Tell | Follow Your Nose In the Great Outdoors


Sunday September 23, 2018: 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Offsite Location

For Whom

Grade 6 - Adult


Refresh your soul and raise your spirits as we follow the September scent trail at County Farm Park, where plants, fruits, roots and trees that shape the autumn scentscape are waiting to be discovered.

Follow your nose and learn how to describe smells in nature using “scent mapping” a sensory evaluation technique used by perfumers. Discover aromatic secrets of wild cherry bark, spicebush, sassafras root, shagbark, pawpaw and natural materials used in perfumery that evoke precious autumn memories. (Taste buds are in for a treat, as foraged autumn flavors will also be experienced.)

This event is limited to 24 attendees and registration is required. SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. This event is geared towards adults - there will be lots of listening and learning.  We also offer this event on Saturday, September 22  - please register for one event only. We’ll meet at Platt Road Pavilion (by the kiosk and playground at the park) and begin promptly. To register please email your name, phone # and your chosen DATE to  You will receive a confirmation email after you’ve registered (check your spam or bulk mail if you don't see it) and you will also receive a reminder by email close to the event.

The Smell & Tell series explores the art + science connection in flavors and fragrance. It is led by Michelle Krell Kydd who is a trained “nose” in perfumery and editor of the award-winning blog Glass Petal Smoke. The Smell & Tell series celebrates its sixth anniversary year at the Ann Arbor District Library and is ongoing.

*Comfortable shoes that are appropriate for walking in the woods are highly recommended. This Smell & Tell event will take place rain or shine.People smelling plants