Nature – Outdoors

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!
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.
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.
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 decor…
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.
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 sy…
‘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 ion…
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…
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, …

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