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Great Lakes Lifeways Institute Director Explains Native Americans? Relationship to Plants

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Great Lakes Lifeways Institute Director Explains Native Americans? Relationship to Plants Monday evening, October 16, 2017 By Marty Arnold Kevin Finney, Executive of the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute, spoke to River City Wild Ones members and guests about how native people of West Michigan (?the Anishinaabe?) used plants. Finney is a cultural historian and educator who specializes in… Read more »

Native Plant Garden Tour a Success!

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    It was a very warm night in the native plant garden on Cherry Street, but people of all ages came out to stroll through the garden, talk to experts, and pick up educational material. The bonus was that they were given a free native plant to take home. Visitors also enjoyed a beer… Read more »

Creating Wildlife Habitat Using Native Plants

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Creating Wildlife Habitat Using Native Plants Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 am Presented by RCWO member, Rebecca Marquardt  Location: Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Education Center, 3087 Broadmoor Ave SE (next door to the store). Make your yard even more attractive to wildlife by using plants that are from Michigan! Native plants offer the best… Read more »

The Treasures of Huckleberry Hills

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By Ruth Oldenburg It was an fun and interesting hike in Lowell Township?s ?Huckleberry Hills? led by Jesse Lincoln, an ecologist for the Michigan Natural Features Inventory. Jesse discovered the property by accident when driving by one day. He noticed many native plants and investigated further to find an Oak barrens. Michigan Natural Features Inventory… Read more »