MSU Science Fest

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

Ready for 2017!

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!

Fenner in December

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

Baby Cardinals

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

Albino Robin

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

Elusive Eagle

The sighting of a pair of eagles building a nest along the River Trail became big news in the area about a month ago. Lansing State Journal Two weeks ago we set out on a nice evening to get a glimpse of the two Bald Eagles before all the leaves were on the trees. The eagles … More Elusive Eagle

Roadside Turkey

Wild Turkeys are one of those ugly pretty birds. The deep patterns, full feathers and wrinkly head make them very easy to identify and we love when the males start showing off. They are fantastic for the kids to spot because of their impressive size, dark color and tendency to hang out in open fields … More Roadside Turkey