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In summer 2020, Michigan State University Extension is initiating the summer milkweed search, a project to document milkweeds and their specialist insects across the state. We are interested in the public’s help to estimate population sizes for specialist insects of milkweed. Anyone is welcome to...
The past three months have been a challenge in so many ways. And I wonder… if we can’t make sense out of all this, how will our youth ever be able to? The great news is: we are excited to announce that beginning Monday June 15th, we will begin opening our sites in a safe and progressive manner. We...
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) grows 4-6 feet tall with stalks of flowers.                 --Courtesy Photo
Launching a research project is typically a multi-step, drawn-out creative process. It starts with ideas and literature searches, develops into finding collaborators and funding and often requires multiple years to thoroughly test hypotheses. This spring with restrictions in place due to the novel...
The 2019-2020 school year has drawn to a close. It was a new challenge for everyone involved as educational efforts struggled to continue. The educators of Pinconning Middle and High Schools would like to thank all of the packet workers who copied, packed envelopes, and delivered them. Many...
In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order, Bay County will open our buildings to the public starting Monday, June 8, 2020. In order to protect the health of our employees and constituents, Bay County is requesting that everyone entering our facilities practice good hygiene, wash their hands...
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 87 percent of small businesses are anticipating a sales decline of at least 10 percent, according to a new survey done last week by the Small Business Association of Michigan. The survey showed that sales and future profitability are the top concern among small...
It’s summer and millions of families are enjoying our nation’s beaches, forests, and mountains before the school season begins. If you’re on vacation this summer, know that you can access Social Security’s online services anywhere you have an internet connection. Our online services at www....
A new-born  Fawn is seen, hidden by it’s mother, at McLean Nature Preserve recently.        				   --Courtesy Photo
The past two weeks included some unique and overwhelming weather that led to the failure of the Edenville and other dams. Since Shirley and I live in Midland on Perrine Rd., we were advised to evacuate the evening of Tuesday, May 19th. Thankfully, we had the visitor center at McLean Nature...
The Bay County Gypsy Moth Suppression Program (Program) is mandated to monitor for and suppress Gypsy Moths and other non-native pests that affect trees and plants in Bay County. In an effort to protect trees from feeding Gypsy Moth caterpillars, treatment has been scheduled for Bay County where...

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