Bird Banding Demonstration at EL Johnson Nature Center Feb. 7

Bird Banding Demonstration at EL Johnson Nature Center Feb. 7 (Press release, Jan. 17, 2015) Join us at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center for the Winter Bird Banding on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am! Allen Chartier, one of Michigan’s premier birding experts, will demonstrate the science of bird banding. Chartier…

Make a Bird Feeder at Bloomfield Twp Library Feb. 16

Make a Bird Feeder at Bloomfield Twp Library Feb. 16 (BTPL Jan. 17, 2015) Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month Help make winter easier for your backyard birds.  Stop by the Youth Room on Monday, February 16 from 2-3 p.m., and create your own bird feeder and have some feathery fun. All ages are welcome. Registration is…

Deer Survey Being Done by Helicopter Jan. 14 in Madison Heights

Deer Survey Being Done by Helicopter Jan. 14 in Madison Heights (Madison Heights Police Press Release, Jan. 13, 2015) On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, Oakland County Parks and Recreation will be performing an aerial deer survey at the Red Oaks Nature Center. Conducting this survey, which should be done between 3 and 5 pm (weather…

…Neighbors Consider How to Help Baby, the Deer…

Pleasant Ridge Neighbors Consider How to Help Baby, the Deer, Through the Winter (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 12, 2014) An orphaned fawn has found a pleasant home among the beautiful trees, and lush backyards of Pleasant Ridge, where residents bring her food each day and track her whereabouts online. Though the doe, named Baby, is…

The Deer, the Pig and the Cockatoo: A PR Love Story (video)

The Deer, the Pig and the Cockatoo: A Pleasant Ridge Love Story (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct.19, 2014) “There’s a reason people call stubborn people pig-headed,” said Tracey Leigh Bechard Magiera. The Pleasant Ridge mother and friend to animals everywhere knows this first-hand. Magiera can often be seen walking in Pleasant Ridge with one or…

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank…

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank Involving Stray Dog (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2014) “It’s infantile. It’s grade school-ish, middle school-ish at best,” that’s what Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson told Hank Winchester of WDIV News in response to a prank played by officers involving a stray dog that had been…

Detroit Zoo Makes an Impact on Wyoming Toad Comeback

Detroit Zoo Makes an Impact on Wyoming Toad Comeback (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014) The Detroit Zoological Society’s breeding program for the Wyoming toad has produced a record 3,945 tadpoles for release into the wild in its efforts to preserve the federally endangered amphibian. “This is the largest number of tadpoles we have…

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video)

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) Life is not always purr-fect in Pleasant Ridge, but visitors to City Hall do get an experience more adorable than in most cities. Guarding the cozy little City Hall and Police Department building is an unexpected resident –…