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Michigan Lily

Flowers, Hit the Trails
There was recently an exciting find at the Nature Center: the beautiful Michigan Lily! Even more exciting was how the flower bloomed… almost fifteen years after the seeds were planted! To find out more, read…
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Wild summer camps!

Calendar, Programs
Summer Nature Camps are in full swing! The above picture was taken at our program “Wild Art”, where kids get creative and experience the natural world with their hands and hearts. If you are looking…
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Mad City Chickens: The Movie!

Programs
Film screenings are always exciting events at the Nature Center, and this is no exception! Recently, many members of the community have expressed interest in raising a flock of chickens. (Eggs aren’t the only benefit:…
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Deer Tag Update

Calendar
For those with questions about the auction for the non-resident deer tag, the website is up! Click here for more information!
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The Aldo Leopold Award

Eco-minded
Last week, our director Rich Patterson received the prestigious Aldo Leopold Award from the Garden Club of America. He attended the award ceremony in St. Louis with his wife Marion (who frequently contributes beautiful photos…
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The Green Monster: EAB Part 1

Critters
The Emerald Ash Borer (or EAB) has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. This insect, an invasive species brought from Asia in the infested wood of packing crates, has swept…
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Gone Fishin’

Kids, Programs
  What’s new at the Nature Center? Fishing! Yesterday our homeschool students and their families ventured off-property to Lake Murphy (just down the road) to learn about lake ecology… and to just plain “go fishing”!…
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Flower gallery.

Flowers
Click on any of the above photos (taken by the talented Nancy Lackner) to see a larger version of the lovely flowers blooming at the Nature Center!
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