Nature – Outdoors

Live Bats Come To Seven Ponds For Bat Night
Seven Ponds Nature Center will host the Organization For Bat Conservation on August 20 (8/20) at 6 PM for Bat Night. Children and adults are invited to meet live bats from around the world and learn why they are important to backyards and our food.
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.
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...
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...
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. You're invited to Wildflower Lore at Seven Ponds Nature Center on Sunda…
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.
Lifeguards Needed
The Lapeer County Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for certified lifeguards at Torzewski County Park and General Squier Memorial Park.
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. If you're fortunate enough to come across this rare snake in the wild, the DNR wo…
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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