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Evening Lantern Tours

Join our lantern-bearing guides as they lead you through the dark, pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. The hike is approximately 0.75 mile on mixed, dirt and gravel.…

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Bird Migration

September 20, 2023 Making the Journey Southward- By Steve Dishman, Interpreter Happy Autumn! As a lifelong lover of all things autumn, I have been awaiting the arrival of my favorite season. Of course, fall is more than enjoying an apple cider or pumpkin spice latte.…

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Climate Impacts on Autumn

September 13, 2023 Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor As we flip the page to September in our calendars, we start thinking about all things autumn: from colorful fall foliage to shorter daylight hours and the arrival of crisp temperatures. Just like other seasons, climate change…

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Fall Migration – Insects

September 6, 2023 Samantha Volz, Park Interpreter Fall is an energizing time of year. Crisp, cool air and changing leaves have many wanting to get outside and explore. Fall is also a time for many animals to make haste as they prepare for the coming…

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Building a Climate Resilient Backyard

August 28, 2023 Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor The summer of 2023 has been shattering records for heat1, precipitation2, and even terrible air quality3 thanks to wildfire smoke. News of natural disasters from floods to fires to typhoons dominate our news cycle and our lives.…

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What’s a Grow Zone?

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks protects natural resources and actively stewards our impact on and relationship with the environment. One way our staff are improving natural habitats, improving stormwater management and providing some climate conscious benefits is by maintaining more park areas as Grow Zones. These are…

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Galls in Plants: Goldenrod Edition

August 23, 2023 By Steve Dishman, Interpreter As summer draws to a close, you may notice the bright yellows of goldenrod flowers coming into bloom. Although some consider goldenrod a weed species, and others may not enjoy it because of allergies, many people around the…

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Climate Actions at Home

August 16, 2023 By Annica Brocker, Park Interpreter In a battle like climate change, people tend to focus on large-scale actions that need to begin immediately. Actions that only public policies and large companies can enact and fund. Most people are not able to help…

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The Mysteries of Oak Galls Uncovered

August 9, 2023 By Steve Dishman, Interpreter The hardy oak tree is one of the most recognizable trees in the world. From its deeply lobed leaves to its strong wood used in all manners of construction, and of course, acorns which are food for animals…

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Waterwise Actions We Can All Take

August 2, 2023 By Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Did you know that the Great Lakes contain just over one-fifth1 of the world’s surface freshwater supply? This water, along with our nearly 63,000 inland lakes2 and over 76,000 miles3 of rivers and streams, means Michigan…

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