WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
The wilds of nature on a frigid sunny day can be a magical place. Red squirrels leap from low branches and tunnel under snow. Red-tailed hawks perch on tree limbs above frozen marshes, perhaps waiting for the tempting movement of rabbits. Rivers flow and shoreline ice sparkles and crackles. That was nature’s welcome to me on the first day of the New Year. I breathed deeply from the evergreen scented air and headed for a large stand of towering red pine trees that were planted in neat orderly rows during the Great Depression. The pines created an image very much unlike what one expects in wild nature; yet to the naturalist spirit within me, they beckoned to be explored. Continue reading
The warmth of your generosity could help those less-fortunate this winter. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations of new or clean, used coats through November 30th as part of their 30th annual “Coats for the Cold” coat drive.
Donated coats will be sent to a variety of local charitable organizations, who in turn distribute the coats to community members most in need.
Looking to do something sweet this Halloween? The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting candy Wednesday, November 1st through Friday, November 3rd as part of its 8th annual “Treats for Troops” drive.
With so many fantastic Halloween events and activities in Oakland County, it can be difficult to keep track. That’s why Oakland County’s award-winning GIS team has developed a custom map to bring you all of Halloween’s fun and fright in one easy-to-use package.
Take part in the magic, mystery, and spooky excitement this October by attending one of the many family-friendly Halloween events located in Oakland County! From hayrides and pumpkin patches, to trick-or-treating, there are many ways for residents of all ages enjoy the seasonal spirit. Be sure to check our full list to find events near you!