Fall 2007
Vol. 15 No. 3
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."- Rachel Carson

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Thank you, 2007 Donors

Scouting Activities at the Nature Center


A Season is Ending

Did You Know?

Nature Area Bird Surveys

Membership Survey

Rachel Carson

Newletter Sponsor

Upcoming Events...

November 3
Annual Meeting
Centennial Farm

December 22
Christmas Bird Count

9:00AM to 11:00 AM
Nature Area
COST $3.00
Chili Luncheon served
Call rec. dept. at (734) 675-2354

Nature Area Closed
November, 2007 to April, 2008

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Scouting Activities at the Nature Center
Story and photos by Bill and Brenda Cloutier

September 15, 2007-a beautiful Saturday morning. Cub Scouts Wolf Den 8 visiting the Nature Area with their leaders and families. After distributing wood chips along the Quarry Creek Trail, everyone enjoyed a walk around the meadow. Later it was story time at the Fire Council Ring with some snacks.

On September 28-30, Boy Scouts from Troop 1721 enjoyed a weekend of camping and activities on Grosse Ile. On Friday evening they set up camp around the pond at Centennial Farm. On Saturday morning after a hearty breakfast, the Scouts packed their gear and hiked to the Grosse Ile Nature area. They were greeted by Margarete Hasserodt who served as their guide for the day of activities. Activities at the Nature Area included a nature hike around the meadow, bagel launching into the American Lotus beds, an introduction to the Fire Council Ring during lunch, and, later, kayaking and canoeing.

After a brisk hike back to the Centennial Farm, the Scouts enjoyed field games, a hot meal, and campfire. The next morning, Scouts awoke to a bright sunrise and packed up for their return home.

The Boy Scouts of Troop 1721 had a great time and would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Grosse Ile Recreation Association and the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy for the use of their facilities.

Scouts: (I to r) Front. Jeffrey Lynch, Nick McGee, Ean Williamson, Graham Burnham Back: Tony Dunlap, Chris Smith, Joshua Williamson, Tim Leong, Don Tuttle