The Rapidian

wildlife

Volunteers at the heart of West Michigan conservation

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

STEVENSVILLE – Standing in the warm sunlight with his hard-won prize in hand, the grin on 7-year-old Bradlee Gehlhoff’s face is infectious. But unlike most kids these days, Bradlee didn’t catch Pokémon – he caught a fistful...

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Michigan state parks act as summer classrooms

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year the State Park Explorer Program will conduct three “themed” weeks and one special summer long program. Under the clear night’s sky, campers from Warren Dunes State Park gather on the shores of Lake Michigan. Above the...

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The Grand River is becoming a paddlers' paradise

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

GR Paddling gets a call from folks interested in kayaking near Grand Rapids but are unsure which tributary might make the best adventure. That's where Jeff Neumann comes in. "We've got 21 different reaches to pick from on five...

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Catalyst Radio: Blandford Nature Center offers acres of natural ecosystem land within the city

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-06-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Blandford Nature Center is a natural land resource within the city of Grand Rapids of nearly 150 acres reflecting various ecosystems, featuring a nature...

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Blandford Nature Center debuts new family event

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Blandford Nature Center will host its first Twilight Family Picnic with Wildlife Exploration on August 14. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. The program costs $3 for members and $6 for non-members. Families are invited to bring...

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Our beautiful city is more than just business

by (Annie)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids is in the news a lot lately. It has been highlighted as one of the best places to live in the U.S. As a city, we have a lot to offer; shopping, business opportunity, school, craft beer, etc… The people here are a unique...

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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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