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What Is ‘Chandeliering?’ [VIDEO]

Yes, it's miserably cold outside right now. I can't stand it when I'm chilly, let alone freezing my butt off! But there are some things involving ice that even winter-loathers like myself can appreciate!

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Seed Swap Day

Whether you're into recycling or biodiversity or are just a thrifty gardener, what better way to spend a cold, dark weekend in January than exchanging seed on National Seed Swap Day.

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Bats Of The World At Seven Ponds This Weekend

Learn to identify the unique features of bats around the world such as echolocation, flight and feeding habits in Bats of the World at Seven Ponds Nature Center this Sunday (1/31) at 2 PM with the Organization For Bat Conservation.

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73rd Annual Lapeer Conservation District Meeting & Election

You're invited to attend the Lapeer Conservation District's annual meeting and election tonight (1/21) from 6:30 PM - 9 PM. Learn the basics of healthy soil in "Healthy Soil for Farm & Garden," take a look at entries in "Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators" poster contest and hear the winner announced, enjoy refreshments

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WinterFest At Seven Ponds Nature Center

Seven Ponds annual winter fun day happens on Saturday, January 30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Included is a bonfire on the ice, ice cutting, mammal tracking, snowshoe walks, cross country skiing, and ice skating. Inside will be children’s crafts and bring a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or pillowcase to decorate with animal tracks.

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Lapeer County Christmas Bird Count at Seven Ponds

If you’d like to help count birds at Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden and Jonathan Woods in the annual Christmas Bird Count, call 810-796-3200 and head out to the center on Sunday, December 20 (12/20). Join the staff for the entire day or just half a day.

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DNR To Enhance Enforcement of Snowmobile Noise Rules

Conservation officers are stepping up decibel-level enforcement to ensure snowmobilers are in compliance with state law and acceptable noise levels. Noncompliance could damage Michigan’s nationally recognized trail system. “Without this partnership, the expansive, interconnected trail system enjoyed by thousands of snowmobilers each year wouldn’t exist,” says the DNR.

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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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