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Nature Journaling, Curious Canoers & A Mother’s Day Stroll At Seven Ponds

You’re invited to an afternoon of nature journaling, a canoeing adventure out on the ponds and a walk through the gardens at Seven Ponds Nature Center this week. On Thursday (5/7) bring a journal, your favorite pen or pencil and color pencils and a camp stool if you like for Nature Journaling from 3 PM – 5 PM.

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Wolf Supporters File Suit Challenging Law They Say Is Intended to Undermine the Will of Michigan Voters

Earlier this month, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected filed a lawsuit in Lansing in the Michigan Court of Claims to overturn the so-called Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act on the grounds that it violates the state’s constitution. The lawsuit challenges what they call an underhanded legislative effort intended to overturn the result of two 2014 ballot measures

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What’s The Speed Limit On Unmarked Michigan Roads?

Let's end the speed limit debate once and for all!

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Michigan DNR: Spring Weather Has Bears On The Move [VIDEO]

Spring is here which brings warmer temperatures, longer days and wildlife emerging from their winter homes. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that black bears are among those animals that are now awake and have left their dens.

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Today’s Earth Day: Give Earth A Hand [VIDEO]

"This fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs you."

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2015 Earth Day Week: Bird Walk, Owl Prowl & Toad Talk At Seven Ponds [VIDEO]

Search for sandhill cranes, ducks, swallows, eastern bluebirds, eastern towhees, blackbirds and more at Spring Bird Walk No.1 on Wednesday (4/22) at 8 AM at Seven Ponds Nature Center. All bird-watching levels are welcome. Bring binoculars, field guide and dress for the weather.

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Are You Ready To Open Your Pool? [PHOTOS]

Come on in! The water's... gone!

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2015 Earth Day Week: Earth Fair “It’s A Blue Water Thing”

I’m planning on attending Earth Fair this Friday (4/24) and Saturday (4/25) at Goodells County Park again this year, one of the largest and liveliest Earth Day celebrations in the area. It’s a two-day festival of earth-friendly demonstrations, workshops, exhibits and artisans that will empower you to take action on behalf of our planet.

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DNR Says Enjoy Baby Animal Sightings This Spring But Leave Wildlife In The Wild

Springtime brings with it an increase in sightings of nestlings and baby animals like this young fawn hidden in the tall grass. While fawns may seem abandoned, they almost certainly are not – deer often leave fawns unattended for long periods to help prevent them from being detected by predators.

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There’s A Fine Line Between A Cookout & A House Fire

Turning down the gas had no effect, neither did turning off the gas. The flames didn't get smaller, in fact, they grew!

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Celebrate National Kite Month

I just bought a kite the other day at the hardware store and now I'm ready to rock during National Kite Month. Like they say at the National Kite Month website this is the perfect time to promote the wonderful qualities that kite flying has to offer people of all ages & physical ability levels. Kiting is truly a universal activity, limited only by the imagination.

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What Do Wildflowers & Salamanders Have In Common?

They’re both the subject of programs being held this weekend at Seven Ponds Nature Center. Help ready the woodland wildflower area for the array of blooms that will be coming our way this Friday (4/10) at 1 PM and fulfill Master Gardener Hours at the same time by taking part in Woodland Wildflower Workday. Look for the many examples of six species of salamanders that reside in the rich woods of Jonathan Woods in Salamander Foray on Saturday

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