WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
The Ice Age was coming to an end. Shuffling its 6-ton frame, a shaggy mastodon laboriously crossed a steep esker and trudged towards melt water from a giant block of ice left behind by the Pleistocene Era’s last local retreating glacier. The mastodons that once roamed Oakland County are now extinct, but the glacial evidence of nature’s land sculpting power is unmistakable in many sections of our county. Some of those sites, that once provided habitat for Mastodons, now harbor carnivorous flora and rare secretive creatures. One of those locations is within the Shiawassee Basin Preserve, a 600-acre site in northwestern Oakland County managed by Springfield Township Parks and Recreation. Continue reading
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The 4th Annual Art Fish Fun Festival will be held on Saturday, June 10th, from 11am to 4pm in Beaudette Park, located at 786 Orchard Lake Road in Pontiac, Michigan. This free public event provides art and environmental educational activities for the entire family.
On April 26th & 27th 2014, the Detroit Zoo’s annual GreenFest celebration takes place. Visit the zoo between 9am & 3pm and join in on the fun that includes earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups. All of the GreenFest activities are free with Zoo admission. Continue reading