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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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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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Signs of the Season: Spring Ephemerals

April 5, 2023 By Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Ah, spring in Michigan! Today might be sunny and 60 degrees and tomorrow’s forecast might include snow. While the fluctuating weather may frustrate humans and throw a wrench into our plans,…

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Signs of Spring: Amphibians

March 22, 2023 By Annica Brocker, Park Interpreter Spring is heralded by singing songbirds and the return of the color green to natural spaces that have been largely brown and dormant all winter long. Flowers begin to bloom once more,…

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Managing Spring Rain, Snowmelt, and Stormwater at Home

March 15, 2023 By: Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Water, water everywhere. With snow melting and rain falling, southeastern Michigan’s springs can arrive in a flood. Spring rains trigger amphibian mating seasons and give gardeners itchy fingers to get out…

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