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Water Lily Wander

You're invited to seek out two species of water lilies growing at Seven Ponds Nature Center today Sunday (6/12) at 2 PM and discover the life history of these fascinating aquatic plants.

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Free Fishing In Michigan This Weekend

This Saturday (6/11) and Sunday (6/12) everyone in Michigan – including residents and nonresidents – can fish without a license. These two days make up the Summer Free Fishing Weekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s world-class fishing opportunities...

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Explore The Trails During Free ORV Weekends

The Michigan DNR invites off-road enthusiasts to enjoy the first Free ORV Weekend of the year this Saturday and Sunday (6/11, 6/12). Michigan residents and non-residents can legally ride DNR-designated routes and trails this weekend without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit...

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Vernal Virtues—Michigan’s Medicinal Plants

Explore the fields and woods of Seven Ponds Nature Center and the medicinal virtues, identification, folklore and preparation of common weeds and wildflowers with Herbalist Jim McDonald tomorrow from 6 PM - 8:30 PM.

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Wildflower Lore At Seven Ponds

Do you know the Legend of Black-eyed Susan and Sweet William? The real medicinal and poisonous properties of wildflowers meet the romantic legends, histories and wild superstitions that surround them in wildflower folklore...

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Curious Canoers

You’re invited out onto the ponds of Seven Ponds Nature Center tomorrow (5/21) at 10 AM for the first canoe trip of the season. You never know what you’ll find when you spend the day with the Curious Canoers of Seven Ponds.

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Edible Six-Pack Rings on Beer Could Save the Lives of Many Animals [VIDEO]

Over the past few years, I have become more conscious of our environment and the damages we do to it out of convenience. I try to be as Eco friendly as possible, and it can get tricky with a busy life. I say no to plastic bags whenever possible, especially if I only have one item, I and I always cut the six pack rings so animals don't eat them or get stuck in them. This could save time AND animals at the same time!

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Lifeguards Needed

The Lapeer County Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for certified lifeguards at Torzewski County Park and General Squier Memorial Park.

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How to Identify an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake [VIDEO]

Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or just someone who enjoys an occasional walk in the woods, this 60-second video will help you properly identify an eastern massasauga rattlesnake, Michigan’s only venomous species...

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Eco Days & Native Plant Sale This Weekend

Where can you do some solar observing, purchase native woodland and prarie plants, make your own trail mix before hiking the trails, build your own bird house or nesting platform, get a first hand look at bee hives, see what bugs live in the water and maybe catch a few, dissect owl pellets,

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Owl Prowl

Get your flashlights and head over to Seven Ponds Nature Center this Thursday (5/12) for the annual Owl Prowl at 7:30 PM. The program begins indoors with a close-up look at a variety of owl specimens not usually seen by Seven Ponds visitors. You’ll then hike along the trails in hopes of calling in one or more of the center’s resident owls.

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Hunting For Morels? The DNR’s Interactive Map Could Help

Morel mushrooms commonly sprout in locations burned by wildfires or prescribed burns with a tree canopy. Grass or sunlit open areas are less likely to produce the tasty fungi...

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