Vol. 18 No. 2
"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain." - Henry David Thoreau
In this issue...
Fall Property Clean-Up / Dump the Junk
Nature Area Reopens & Refuge-Gibraltar Bay Unit Ceremony
Earth Day Celebration
Our annual Earth Day Celebration was held at Centennial Farm on April 24. Local girl scouts organized another successful Bring One - Take One Toy Exchange. This year we added a book exchange as well.
Tracey Gaudette, our local organic "Farm girl" and Island Gold producer came with her busy beehives and the kids were fascinated watching, listening, and learning.
Liz Reckinger, Curator of Education at the Detroit Zoo stopped by to speak about amphibians and their sensitivity to pollutants in their environment. Unfortunately, there were no living tadpoles, mudpuppies, frogs or toads that could be found at the pond that day to augment her presentation.
Many thanks to those who volunteered to help and for the clean-up performed by the Dearborn Riverside Academy students at both the Centennial Farm Open Space and Conservancy property on Gregory.
2010 Photo Contest
Entries for our second annual Nature & Wildlife Photo Contest for middle and high school students were judged during the Earth Day event.
The contest encourages students to observe, appreciate and share nature's beauty. Cash awards were presented and the winning entries were on display at the OppGl Welcome Home! Center in May. You can find the gorgeous winning photos in full color here.
2010 Photo Contest Winners
People's Choice Awards (tie)