I took advantage of a nice fall day to visit a nature center that I have never been to before. It was well worth it. As I entered the trail system, I went with the Ridge Trail that would lead me to a tree-top overlook. The hardwood forest I was in was beginning to grow brilliant with reds and yellows. As I walked, I inhaled deeply, smelling the moist autumn air. I love the variety of smells; definitely, fall is in the air.Read More
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Summer is well under way in Michigan. This is a great time of year to explore and study bugs and insects. We tend to use the word “bug” loosely for any small creature with legs. However, a true bug is defined as belonging to the order hemiptera. These creatures characteristically have tough fore wings and lack teeth, such as beetles.Read More
Spring is a good time to listen to the sounds of nature. There are lots of birds singing and it’s easier to see them in the trees when there aren’t so many leaves to hide them. Practice listening with your children whether you are listening to birds singing, sounds at the beach or even a spring rain storm.Read More