Nature – Outdoors

Late Prairie Visit, Kinglets, Warblers & Thrushes
Take one more walk through the prairie this Sunday (9/27) at 2 PM before winter’s harsh weather blankets Seven Ponds Nature Center. How about a Fall Bird Walk? The center’s second walk will take you to the Lapeer State Game Area next Wednesday (9/30) at 7:30 AM.
Heritage Harvest Days
Get out to Seven Ponds this weekend (9/19, 9/20) for Heritage Harvest Days where you’ll find anything from a blacksmith exhibit, a sheep shearing demonstration and a bread and jam table to a Children’s Tent with old-fashioned crafts and games, horse drawn prairie wagon rides and tractors…
Speedy Snake Identification: The Blue Racer [VIDEO]
Whether you're a hunter, a wildlife enthusiast or just someone who enjoys an occasional walk in the woods, this Michigan DNR 60-Second Snakes video will help you properly identify the Blue Racer should you ever come across this species in your travels.
Lapeer Days Festival 2015
Lapeer County's premiere Free festival is going on this weekend. Lapeer Days is enjoyed by family, friends and neighbors. Over 150,000 festival goers each year.
Urban and Community Forestry Program Grants Available
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the availability of applications for the 2015 DNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. The grants are funded through the U.S. Forest Service’s State and Private Forestry Program.
Starry, Starry Night [VIDEO]
The Perseid meteor shower peaked this morning but you still have a chance to see it. A good number of meteors should be visible through August 24 although you’ll see fewer after the peak. With the New Moon tomorrow morning, you’ll have a near moonless night tonight without moonlight to i…
Canoe Strokes, Fossils & Chilling Stories of Yesteryear
Want to perfect your J-stroke, search for fossils or explore a prairie while hearing chilling stories of yesteryear? You can do it all at Seven Ponds Nature Center. Hone your canoeing skills at an Adult Canoe Clinic this Saturday (8/15) from 10 AM – 4 PM. Adults only. Space is limited.

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