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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 […]

Explore: Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk in Midland

October 2nd 2018

Explore: Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk in Midland (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 2, 2018) Midland, MI- “There is a perceived sense of danger. Perceived is the key,” said Mike Whiting, President of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation of the new canopy walk at Whiting Forest in Dow Gardens. “There’s an adrenaline […]

Explore: Douglas Evans Nature Preserve

October 1st 2018

Explore: Douglas Evans Nature Preserve (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2018) Beverly Hills, MI -A recent adventure in Beverly Hills put me in the middle of an 18 acre nature preserve that has the most beautiful insects, and a pretty walking path. With fields of flowers and patches of woods along the Rouge River, there […]

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: E L Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills

September 1st 2018

Explore: E L Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 2, 2018) Bloomfield Hills, MI – There is something exciting about walking across a lake on a long wooden walkway and looking down into the water and seeing a foot long trout swimming  alongside. On a recent visit to the E. L. […]