AUTUMN OLIVE: Time to eat this alien invader!

Wilder Side of Oakland County


Autumn olive, Elaeagnus umbellata, is a story of good intentions gone bad. This fast growing native shrub of Asia was first introduced to the United States in the 1830’s for erosion control, wind breaks, and as a food source for wildlife. It now covers large swaths of the American countryside and is one of the most prolific and rapidly spreading invasive species found in Oakland County. In some sections of our county, and along the shoulders of I-75, it creates nearly impenetrable thickets.

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Arts Beats & Eats

“Ford Arts, Beats & Eats was founded to celebrate the quality of life in Oakland County by offering a culturally unique presentation of artists, musicians and food exhibits, from the Metro Detroit area, and throughout the United States.”

Arts, Beats and Eats options for the weekend

Head to Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak for food, rides, games, art and music on Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th. Labor Day weekend in Royal Oak promises to be a busy one!

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Jack O’ Lanterns: Fantastic Fungi Fruitbodies to Forgo


Jack O' Lantern Mushroom

Heat and humidity has accelerated the growth of fall mushrooms in the woodlands of Oakland County. Many species are very attractive; some are delicious while others are deadly or hallucinogenic. One sweet smelling species is now emerging in Oakland County that will land you in the Emergency Room with very serious intestinal distress, faster than one can say, “Oops, I thought it was a Chanterelle.”

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INNO-VENTION: Medical Main Street’s Premier Networking Event


Top 5 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend

Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County, Michigan, is hosting its fourth annual networking event, featuring innovative professional in the Health Care, Medical Device, Biotech, Life Science and Pharmaceutical Industries. INNO-VENTION is the ONLY cross-sector health care and life science event in the region.

INNO-VENTION 2015 is set for Sept. 16 at Petruzzello’s Banquet and Conference Center, 6950 Rochester Road in Troy from 6 – 9 p.m.

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