Wild Turkeys: Gobbles, Wattles and Snoods

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

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Meleagris gallopavo, the Wild Turkey, is strutting his stuff on the wilder side of Oakland County. This colorful bird, wanted by Benjamin Franklin as our national emblem, spreads his tail feathers, gobbles up a storm and dances about with dramatic wing drags. It’s all in effort to show his dominance and lure the hens. The show starts every morning in the early days of May, just as sunlight filters through the trees.

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Are You my Mother? Leave Wildlife in the Wild

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

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This is the season of newborn fawns curled up in tall grasses, nests of cottontail rabbit babies hidden in freshly tilled soil and red fox kits and coyote pups sunning near their dens. Encounters with baby wildlife are soaring. Baby animals are cute and their vulnerability entices humans to pick them and sometimes try to make them pets. Continue reading

INNOVENTION: A Medical Main Street “Behind the Scenes” Tour at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of taking a behind the scenes INNOVENTION tour of Medical Main Street partner, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital (SJMO). We started our morning in the impressive and beautiful, art-filled lobby where we enjoyed refreshments and mingled with guests who were touring from Burton Industries, Stryker, Infection Prevention Technologies, LLC, Remco Storage Systems, Inc., Magnolia by the Lakes, Virta Labs, Placement Management Center, Seniors Helping Seniors, Sterilogy LLC and even a robot from SJMO.

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Elite 40 Awards Ceremony 2015

Elite 40 Class of 2015

Last week we celebrated the passion and determination of the business and community leaders we are grateful to have here in ‪‎Oakland County at the 2015 Elite 40 Awards Ceremony. The event, held on April 16th at Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak, brought together members of the Oakland County Executive Elite 40 Under 40™ class of 2015 and their guests for a night of networking and recognition.

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