Seven Ponds Nature Center

A Nature Sanctuary and Environmental Education Center


Club News

Visitors are welcome to all club meetings. For additional information about any of the clubs which meet at Seven Ponds, please contact the nature center.
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Seven Ponds Astronomy Club

Star Party at D-Bar-A Scout Camp, Metamora, Michigan
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 4:00 pm to midnight
Afternoon solar observing and evening observing.

AstroNite of U of M Flint
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Presentations and telescope observing at U of M Flint campus and Longway Planetarium. Special presentation by form astronaut Story Musgrave.

Ford Amateur Astronomy Club Annual Astronomy Conference & Swap Meet
Saturday, April 7 2017, 4:00 pm
Annual star party at D-Bar-A Scout Camp with presentations, afternoon solar observing, and evening telescope observing.

Couriers from Outer Space
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:00 pm
Mark Jeffery is probably the foremost knowledgeable meteorite person in Michigan. He will have quite a few meteorites to show and give a presentation on these objects from other parts of our solar system.

Introduction to Nighttime Observing, Attica Township Library
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
We will be hosting a public star party at the Attica Township Library. Presentations plus craft activity for kids. Presentations at 5:00 pm and star gazing in the park at 8:00 pm.

For details about the activities,plus any late changing information, please see the astronomy club website: If you have any questions relating to astronomy, please contact John Lines at 248-969-2790 or via e-mail at

Seven Ponds Birding Club

The Seven Ponds Nature Center Birding Club provides a forum for people to learn about and enjoy birds and birdwatching. Meetings are held at the nature center on the third Tuesday of the month, at 7:00 pm. There are no meetings in July, August, or December. For a 2018 schedule of meeting topics and activities, please contact the nature center.

Friends of Herbs

All sessions start at 10:00 am and meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, May through September, and the second Wednesday of the month, October through April, except for December when there is no meeting. The usual schedule is to work in the herb garden, eat lunch, and then enjoy a short program or prepare for herb sales. During months when there is no work to be done in the garden, the meetings typically consist of informational programs about a selected herb or other topic. For information about Friends of Herbs or attending the programs, contact Ruthanne Morningstar at 810-796-3895, Jan Burns at 248-628-0601 and Jeanette Farley at 810-798-8771.

Seven Ponds Nature Center Bee Keepers

This club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. During warm months the club typically meets at 5:30 pm to inspect the outdoor hives. The doors to the nature center are opened at 6:30 pm for club social hour. The club meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome.

Seven Ponds Photography Club

Meetings are held on the first and third Fridays of the month at 7:00 pm. The first meeting consists of an educational presentation and a member image show; the second is a competitive evaluation of images. Visit the club website.