One of our favorite events of the year is coming up in about a month! The Michigan State University Science Festival has a variety of science based activities, talks, presentations, demos and community events for all ages. Our family has participated for the last four years and this event gets bigger and better every year! … More MSU Science Fest
Every time I think about working on this blog more, I feel happy. I love to share ideas about spending time with your family out in Nature… Then I get overwhelmed by all the daily things I have to balance.. . My family (pack the lunch, kids to school, try to look somewhat presentable and … More Ready for 2017!
My son has a December birthday and most of the time the weather is cold, possibly snowy and not ideal for a day spent outside. This year was an exception! The temperature hit 50 and we headed out to a local nature center for a fun event they had planned. Fenner Nature Center in Lansing hosted … More Fenner in December
When my husband and I had been dating for a few years (around 15 years ago!) he planned a trip to the U.P. to visit family and to stop in Paradise, Michigan for some bird watching. The area is beautiful and is known as a great spot for birds, so we had a day and night … More Sandhill Crane Couple
This year for Mother’s Day we headed north to visit my mom in Coleman, Michigan. The weather was really dreary, raining on and off on our way up US 127. One of the best bird watching spots on our way north has always been the Maple River State Game Area in Gratiot County. There is … More Mother’s Day Bird Watching
Our backyard is lined by pine trees and bird feeders. I love their delicate songs and watching them fly to and from their bird destinations. Our kids love to identify the birds (and one tiny squirrel we don’t mind feeding) and help keep the feeders full. This year we have a beautiful pair of cardinals that … More Baby Cardinals
I absolutely love birding. I try to get better at identifying calls, plumage and bird types whenever I have the chance. Thankfully I have a window in my office, so that is pretty much all the time. On car trips the kids and I try to identify the birds we see out the window. We … More Albino Robin