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Curious Mink Caught on Video Being Adorable at Lake St. Clair Metropark

September 30th 2020

They are very wary and cautious of people normally, and are voracious predators.

Sharing the Woods and a Sense of Wonder Thanks to Royal Oak Nature Society

April 13th 2019

Sharing the Woods and a Sense of Wonder Thanks to Royal Oak Nature Society (Don Drife, President Royal Oak Nature Society, April 13, 2019) Royal Oak, MI – It’s a sunny spring day and I’m sitting on a bench listening to trilling Redwing Blackbirds, feeling the sun on my face, and watching a pair of […]

On the Ballot: Oakland Township Land Preservation Millage

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Oakland Township Land Preservation Millage Oakland Township, MI- Voters in Oakland Township are asked to vote on a Land Preservation Millage.  The ballot language is below: Oakland Township, MI – Oakland Township Renewal of Land Preservation Millage Shall the Charter Township of Oakland be authorized to  renew a levy of up  to […]

Explore: Red Oaks Nature Center

September 29th 2018

Explore: Red Oaks Nature Center (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2018) Madison Heights, MI – On 13 Mile Road between John R and Dequindre is the Red Oaks Nature Center.  This oasis offers just over a mile’s worth of trails through a pretty patch of woods.  Along the way one can listen to the calls […]

Explore: Robert H. Long Nature Park in Commerce Twp

September 22nd 2018

Explore: Robert H. Long Nature Park in Commerce Twp (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 22, 2018) Commerce Township, MI – Former Commerce Township Supervisor Robert H. Long was passionate about nature and the creation of spaces to protect it. That’s why the Robert H. Long Nature Park bears his name. And it is, indeed, an oasis. […]

Presentation on Rain Gardens at Royal Oak Library Sept. 30

September 15th 2018

Presentation on Rain Gardens at Royal Oak Library Sept. 30 Join other like-minded individuals interested in the environment at the Royal Oak Public Library on select Sundays in September and October. Sept. 16 Pollinator Habitats: What Can You Do | 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23: Water Infrastructure 101 | 2 p.m. – 3:30 […]

Lessons from the Clarkston Family Farm Monarch Festival

September 14th 2018

Lessons from the Clarkston Family Farm Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2018) Clarkston, MI- On Saturday children fluttered about the Clarkston Family Farm, delighted with a day of hands-on learning at the Monarch Butterfly Festival. Kids waved wands made of sticks and newspaper butterflies tied to strings as they explored several stations set […]

Explore: Rose Oaks County Park

August 24th 2018

Explore: Rose Oaks County Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 24, 2018) Rose Township, MI- Rose Oaks County Park is an amazing place to explore and get some steps in.  People and horses can enjoy over 5 miles of trails in this 640 acre wonderland of nature. There are woods, wetlands, lakes and meadows. The trails […]

Explore: Dodge Park 4 in Waterford

August 15th 2018

Explore: Dodge Park 4 in Waterford (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 15, 2018) Waterford, MI – Dodge Park 4 is a State Park in Waterford with little slices of different scenery, which makes it extra fun to explore.  The park is located off Cass Elizabeth Road and covers one mile of Cass Lake shoreline. Along that […]

Trees Cut Down for Development, Royal Oak Mayor Responds

August 14th 2018

Trees Cut Down for Development, Royal Oak Mayor Responds (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 14, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – A 186-unit development project approved four years ago has finally begun, leaving neighbors distressed over the loss of trees and the increase of residents who will be moving in. The former site of Mark Twain School […]