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Outdoors

Have a bushel of fun picking pine cones

Looking for an outdoor side hustle? Collecting a bushel of pine cones this month will net you $75 and help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plant trees in state forests. Sept. 1 through 30, you can pick red pine cones and drop them off by appointment at six DNR locations: three in ...

I SPY Story Trail

DOLLAR BAY — I SPY a pachycephalosaurs, they lived 64 million years before us. Are you ready for the next story trail? Alternate between finding objects in the pages of the I SPY book to stations where you have to find placed toy animals along the trail. A great after school outing to get ...

NotMISpecies webinars focus on phragmites and woody invasives

Managing invasive plants, pests and animals in Michigan is a year-round endeavor. The Michigan Invasive Species Program’s NotMISpecies webinar series explores how agencies, universities and locally led organizations are working together to protect Michigan’s natural resources. If you are ...

Michigan’s autumn is about to fall

The predictions are in: fall colors are ahead of schedule and will move through Michigan by mid-October. The window is short and calendars are busy, so plan your road trip now and get ready for Michigan’s dazzling displays of red, gold and green. From visiting historic state parks and ...