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Bird of the Week: Bobolink

The idea of trekking through a grassland to find a blackbird is one that would rarely excite all but the most avid bird watchers, but this striking bird is far from boring. With his crisp black and white body, golden…

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Bird of the Week: Indigo Bunting

Even on the hottest summer days, male Indigo Buntings can be spotted persistently warbling their sweet, double-noted song from treetops, telephone wires, and other elevated perches. Indigo Buntings learn their songs as youngsters from nearby males, sharing nearly identical songs.…

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Black History Month

In 1926, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History first sponsored a national Negro History Week, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. It wasn’t until…

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Winter Bucket List Instagram Contest

Winter is here and we can’t wait to see all your winter photos from out in the Metroparks. To get you outside and active, we’ve started a contest on Instagram! Our Winter Bucket List contest is simple – share your…

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Improving Water Safety in Southeast Michigan

Metroparks partners on swim lessons and regional programming plan Studies have shown 70 percent of Detroit children have little to no swimming ability, which demonstrates a dire need to reduce water-related injuries and drowning deaths. In a united effort to…

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