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About Dahlem Center

The Dahlem Center is a non-profit nature center/environmental education center located on almost 300 acres just south of the city of Jackson, Michigan. The Center is one arm of the Dahlem Conservancy, which includes land conservancy and stewardship in its mission.

We’ve moved again!

As of today, 12-5-14, Dirt Time at Dahlem has a new address: The adventure continues!  Hope to see you there!   Advertisements

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Change of Address

Due to difficulties with WordPress, we are moving our blog over to Blogspot.  You can now read Dirt Time at Dahlem at  See you there!

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Hunger Games III

August 8 & 9 found us hosting our third Hunger Games here at Dahlem.  As usual, Friday is the day we spend training the participants in a variety of outdoor skills, which they must demonstrate with a certain level of … Continue reading

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Botanical Foray

We had a mystery flower out in the fen, so we had to go out and try to identify it, right?  It was cloudy and looked like it could threaten rain at any moment, but regardless, we piled into the … Continue reading

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Out in the Grasslands

It’s time to start exploring the grasslands, here and elsewhere!  Summer is in full swing and the grassland flowers are starting to bloom.  Along with them, the insects are out and about as well.  You just never know what you … Continue reading

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Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day is April 22, officially.  When that falls on a weekend, it is great, but when it doesn’t, we make do with the next best thing, and this year that was April 26. Every year Dahlem joins other Jackson … Continue reading

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Night of the Amphibians

On mild spring evenings, if you are anywhere near water, you will hear them calling:  the love songs of spring peepers, chorus frogs and wood frogs.  The males gather in any nearby water and sing for all they are worth … Continue reading

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