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The Secret Life of a Special Snake

May 31, 2023 Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor One of the most secretive residents of southeastern Michigan’s moist soils and wetland edges may also be one of our most misunderstood residents as well. The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake is Michigan’s only…

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Mountain Bike Skills Lessons at Stony Creek

Shelden Mountain Bike Trails are much more fun when you are good at all the fundamentals. Whether you are new to the sport or you want a refresher on the fundamentals. Take advantage of fundamental mountain biking skills lessons from a…

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Life in The Soil

May 17, 2023 By Steve Dishman, Interpreter A lot of us tend to take dirt for granted. We may use it to plant flowers, but beneath the soil there is a whole world of activity. The main residents in the soil…

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Bird Migration and Climate

May 10, 2023 Imagine that you had a cabin “Up North”. Yes, I suspect some you do indeed have a cabin well north of Metro Detroit, but just work with me here…. Now let’s say you always take the drive…

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Life Under a Log

May 3, 2023 By Annica Brocker, Park Interpreter Life depends on plants to survive. Without photosynthesis, the process where plants use sunlight and carbon dioxide to create oxygen and sugars, food and air would not exist. Trees, being the largest…

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Green Infrastructure Supports Wildlife and Water Quality Goals

April 26, 2023 Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor As your Metroparks consider the future of the parks, one logical plan is to replacing aging infrastructure with environmentally friendly landscaping. Green infrastructure uses plants to filter, absorb, retain, and otherwise slow…

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