Monthly Archives: August 2011

Another Tuesday Morning

Nine-o’clock on a Tuesday morning – it’s time to hit the trails.  I hadn’t planned to go out with the Tuesday morning group today, but they were going to visit the fen and look for fringed gentians, so I decided … Continue reading

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Another Tuesday, Another Mystery

If you are not busy on a Tuesday morning, and you are looking for something interesting to do, think about joining us at 9:00 for a walk on the trails.  You never know what you might find, and at the … Continue reading

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Insect Safari

It’s Tuesday morning, and that means it’s time to go out with the Tuesday Morning Naturalists – a group that meets here at 9 AM every Tuesday to hit the trails with one of our staff, usually Gary. Some days … Continue reading

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Calling All Paddling Enthusiasts!

If, like me, you are eager to explore Michigan’s waterways by powering your own boat, be it a canoe or kayak, you won’t want to miss today’s 2:00 presentation by Jeff “Doc” Fletcher here at the Dahlem Center! This program … Continue reading

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“Plants are not optional on this planet.”

I just love that quote.  It is from Dr. Douglas Tallamy’s book Bringing Nature Home, and it is something about which we should all give some thought. Dr. Tallamy is on the minds of many of us at the Dahlem … Continue reading

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Native Plants in Your Garden

Out in front of our Visitor Center we have beautiful gardens maintained by the Jackson County Master Gardeners.  They are full of many wonderful and delightful plants, including this beauty, called crocosmia, which has simply captured my imagination.  I just … Continue reading

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On the Move!

Just a short while ago, Linda came into our office and said “can you see the bees?  They’ve swarmed.” Well, what self-respecting naturalist can stay indoors when hearing that?  Carrie and I grabbed our cameras and out we went. Sure … Continue reading

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