Seven Ponds Nature Center

A Nature Sanctuary and Environmental Education Center


The Winter Series

Each winter, Seven Ponds sponsors the Winter Series, a series of programs highlighted by noted naturalists and photographers, live animals, fascinating natural history, and enjoyment for all ages. Open to everyone, the admission is $3.00 for adults (free for children under 13 and our members) unless otherwise noted. Come out for one or all of these programs.
Reptiles from Around the World
Tim Muxlow - Muxlow Exotics
Sunday, January 27, 2:00 pm
Reptiles are a truly misunderstood group of animals! Come join us as Tim Muxlow of Muxlow Exotics takes us across the world on a reptile discovery in this interactive, live animal presentation. Be prepared to be amazed about all things reptile.

Bats of Michigan
Carrie Spencer – Director of Environmental Education - Seven Ponds Nature Center
Sunday, February 3, 2:00 pm
Michigan is home to nine different species of bats, and they all have an interesting story. Join Chief Naturalist, Carrie Spencer, as she explores what makes a bat a bat, how they make their living, and the struggles they have in this ever changing world.

Identifying Michigan Beach Rocks
Randy Kursinsky – President of Mid-Michigan Rock Club
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 pm
Have you ever picked up a rock on one of Michigan’s beaches and wondered what it was? Randy’s program will help the everyday beachcomber discover what it is they are finding as well as tips on rock collecting at the beach and elsewhere. This program will also have a display of Michigan rocks and fossils as well as man-made objects that could be confused with rocks. Please feel free to bring along any rocks from Michigan for Randy to help you identify!
Michigan Road Trip
Ron Rademacher – Author
Sunday, February 17, 2:00 pm
Join us on this Sunday afternoon as we hit the back roads of Michigan for this presentation. Ron will lead us on a journey to hidden gems, historic sites, and other unique destinations you may have missed. Ron Rademacher is the author of five books about road trips to the way out places in Michigan. Check him out at

A Year in the Life of a Chickadee
Cathy Wesley-Naturalist- Seven Ponds Nature Center
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 pm
The black-capped chickadee, what’s so special about it? This common feeder bird is fascinating on many levels, from their social behavior to their body language to mating. Let’s take a deeper look at this familiar bird.
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