blandford nature center

American Kestrel falcon returned to natural habitat after care at Blandford Nature Center

by (Thomas Hegewald)

Submitted 01-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

I work in an industrialized section of southwest Grand Rapids that borders residential and businesses alike. Over the years, my coworkers and I have come upon an assortment of domestic and wild animals on the grounds of the business. A recent find,...

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Blandford Nature Center offers adults peaceful experience in nature

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NEWS

  On Dec. 6, there will be a silent night hike for adults at the Blandford Nature Center. Kristin Tindall, educational staffperson at Blandford, will be leading the hike. Hikers will go into the woods to experience the sounds of the forest....

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First annual BioBlitz to record all living species at Blandford Nature Center

by (Blandford)

Submitted 07-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

Living in our fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget about the natural world in which we are only a small part. Unfortunately, this unawareness has led to a severe collapse of biodiversity. Blandford Nature Center wishes to address this...

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SiTE:LAB at Blandford Nature Center

by (Blandford)

Submitted 06-14-2012 under NONPROFITS

This Friday and Saturday Blandford Nature Center brings you an extra special treat. BNC's third annual Field of Green Festival will be blending with SiTE:LAB. SiTE:LAB is a nonprofit organization that creates temporary site-specific art projects...

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Blandford Nature Center Presents: Yoga in the Woods

by (Blandford)

Submitted 06-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

Wouldn't you love the opportunity to practice your yoga among nature?  To do your tree pose underneath not just one, or even some trees, but a whole canopy of trees?  Well, Blandford Nature Center is here to please with our "Yoga...

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Holiday Volunteer Events!

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 12-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

There's nothing quite like volunteering to get you into the holiday spirit. And there's nothing like the holidays to bring you lots of fun ways to volunteer! Click here to read about all of them! There's something for everyone: For the...

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Rock-Hounds Downtown

by (mdiamond)

Submitted 08-15-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

As dozens of fresh faces and old gathered in the Amway Grand Hotel Lobby last Thursday evening, Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray giggled with excitement. “I can’t believe the turnout!” A geologist with Blandford Nature Center, Dr. Dockeray...

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Grand Rapids area grade schoolers help prove how Native Americans made maple sugar

by (mgryczan)

Submitted 06-23-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Students of Blandford School and Goodwillie Environmental School helped a research team to figure out the historically accurate way that Native Americans may have made maple sugar from tree sap, and the findings may change the way that hundreds of...

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Wild, weedy & edible: the infamous garlic mustard

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-28-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

What is the adage, "A weed is a plant that is growing where you don't want it?" Abundant in areas of disturbed soil - at the forest's edge, along roadsides, and on river floodplains, the garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is...

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The Local Beet: Local maple syrup *Sugarbush* events cooking up sweet deliciousness

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-04-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It's that time of year. While the land around us continues to be covered with a deep blanket of snow, there's a shift in the trees. With warmer days and cold, clear nights, the trees stretch their hibernating limbs and the sap starts to flow. ...

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