Nature – Outdoors

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. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has made available an online interactive map highlighting the state’s 2015 wild…
Earth Fair: It’s A Blue Water Thing [VIDEO]
Michigan's largest and liveliest Earth Day celebration is set for this Friday (4/29) from 9 AM - 4 PM and Saturday (4/30) from 10 AM - 4 PM at Goodells County Park. Check out video from last year's Earth Fair. There'll be earth talks and demonstrations, live animal exhibits, outdoor family entertain…
Earth Day 2016: Trees for the Earth [VIDEO]
You're being called on to help plant 7.8 billion trees over the next five years as Earth Day moves closer to its 50th anniversary. Trees help combat climate change and help us breathe clean air. Watch a cool video and read a message from the Earth Day Network
DNR Wildfire Prevention Week Reminder
"One ember landing in some dead grass is enough to start a wildfire” says a fire prevention specialist from the Michigan DNR. The department is using the state’s annual observance of Wildfire Prevention Week (4/17 - 4/23) to remind us about the dangers of wildfires.
Woodland Wildflower Workday
Head over to Seven Ponds Nature Center today (4/15) at 1 PM and help ready the Woodland Wildflower Area for the beautiful array of blossoms that will soon be coming our way and fulfill Master Gardener Hours at the same time.
Geddy Lee Wildlife Print To Benefit CWF
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is celebrating National Wildlife Week (4/10 - 4/16) and their Wild Art Exhibit will feature a photograph taken by Rush's Geddy Lee. One hundred autographed prints of 'King Penguin Colony' are available for purchase with all proceeds going to the Canadi…
DNR Advises Caution To Prevent Spread of Oak Wilt Disease
For most people, April 15 is the annual tax-filing deadline. For forest health professionals in Michigan, April 15 also marks the beginning of the yearly window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees. Check out this bulletin from the DNR especially if you have red oa…
Salamander Foray At Seven Ponds This Weekend
Head out to Seven Ponds Nature Center this Saturday (4/9) at 10 AM or Sunday (4/10) at 2 PM for a salamander day of discovery at Jonathan Woods. You'll be looking for examples of the six species that reside in the woods and learn about their natural history and conservation at the same time.
Observe International Dark Sky Week At Michigan State Parks
Michigan residents and park-goers will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the night sky this week during International Dark Sky Week (4/4-4/10). The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that a number of state parks will stay open for self-guided stargazing and views of the night s…

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