Categories for Outside Activities

Tick Identification Guide

Tick Species There are hundreds of species of ticks throughout North America. Many species feed solely on wild animals or are found in very specific habitats and are rarely encountered by humans. Other species are commonplace and can be found inhabiting areas frequented by humans and their pets. The most ...

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5 Native Plants for a Gorgeous Michigan Garden

Did you know there are certain plants that are native to Michigan? They not only thrive in our Michigan soil, but are also gorgeous and maintenance-free additions to your garden. Native plants require less fertilizing, watering and spraying. These plants have adapted to Michigan’s soil, climate and water levels, so ...

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The Best Practices for a Safe + Clean Fire Pit

One of the highlights of summer is late night backyard bonfires. Before you start making s’mores, make sure your fire pit is in good shape so you, your family and guests stay safe. Follow these quick and easy best practices so your firepit stays clean throughout the summer season. Remove ...

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5 Ways to Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

  There are so many perks to summer, but there is one common pest… Mosquitoes! Whether you’re wanting to avoid the smell or harsh chemicals, you may want to opt for a more natural way to repel mosquitoes from yourself and your yard. We’ve researched five ways to keep these ...

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