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‘Watch’ Leonid Meteor Shower On the Radio?

When you head out tonight to catch the yearly Leonid meteor shower, don’t despair if there’s a cloud cover. According to Discovery, a standard FM radio tuner can be used to listen for high-speed meteors hitting the Earth’s atmosphere. They explain that meteors create a trail of ionized gas and it’s possible for radio signals to bounce off these trails and be picked up over the airwaves.

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Natural Ornaments & Giving Thanks To Nature

Create at least 10 different ornaments for your Christmas tree using all natural materials this Saturday (11/21) at Seven Ponds Nature Center. ‘Natural Ornament Workshop’ is for ages 12 and up only and the fee is $10 (members $7). Call (810) 796-3200 to pre-register. On Sunday (11/22) you’re invited to wander the trails and explore the many gifts that Nature has to offer in ‘Giving Thanks To Nature’ at 2 PM.

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Skeleton Trees, Daring Deer, Screeching & Hooting Owls

Get out and enjoy nature with your child by registering for Knee-High Naturalist Classes at Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden. ‘Skeleton Trees’ this month, ‘Daring Deer’ next month and ‘Screeching & Hooting Owls’ in January include walks, crafts, games, stories, snacks and much more. Classes are for preschool children who’re around 3 or 4 years old

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Don’t Rake Your Leaves! Here Comes The Science

 

Drop the rake and step away from your yard! Raking leaves is so last year.

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Spiders, Bats & A Two-Headed Snake

With Halloween right around the corner you won’t want to miss exploring long-leggedy beasties and some of Seven Ponds Nature Center’s more unusual specimens tomorrow (10/25) at 2 PM. The crisp, cool air and vivid colors of autumn make this one of the most beautiful seasons to visit Seven Ponds in Dryden.

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Lords of The Sky & Birds of A Feather At Birdseed Saturday

Check out live birds of prey, take a closer look at feathers and discover the wide variety of services they provide a bird with or get tips on attracting birds to your yard this winter at Seven Ponds Nature Center this Saturday (10/13) from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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Check Out This Awesome Car-Powered Water Slide [VIDEO]

You're pulled along the slide and launched into a lake. But what's pulling you at ridiculously fast speeds? A car!

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Where are the Best Places in Mid-Michigan to See the Fall Colors?

It's that time of year again when we get to see first-hand another reason why Michigan is awesome! The beautiful transition from the greens of summer to an array of intense, vibrant colors of fall!

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Say Goodbye to Summer with Epic Pool Alley-Oops [VIDEOS]

Looking for a fun way to stay cool this summer? Get a few friends together at a pool with a basketball hoop and alley-oop it up!

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The Enchanted Woodland, Jonathan Woods This Weekend

An escort along a lit trail to meet creatures of the nighttime forest awaits you at Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden tomorrow evening (10/3) from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. How about a walk in the forest of Jonathan Woods on Sunday (10/4) at 2 PM? The Enchanted Woodland is a non-scary, fun experience for children 4 years old and up and their adults as well as the young at heart.

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Popular Up North Bar Is A Total Loss After Early Morning Fire

It's a sad day for a popular hang out in Oscoda County.

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Michigan Awarded Grant To Save The Monarch Butterfly

North American monarch butterflies are in trouble. Not one monarch butterfly was seen at the annual Seven Ponds Butterfly Count, for example. Their numbers have fallen so drastically they’re being considered for federal protection. Their decline coincides with the increased use of Roundup and increased acreage planted with Roundup Ready crops

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