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Providing environmental education and land
conservancy services to the residents of
south central Michigan.

Little Acorns

The mission of the Dahlem Little Acorns Nature Preschool is to provide an environment for children to explore, create, imagine, learn and grow through hands-on activities and experiences; to promote social, emotional and cognitive skills; and to instill a lifelong love, respect and understanding of nature.

End of Year Giving

Consider an end-of-year donation to Dahlem as a way to help with our mission to provide environmental education and land conservancy services to the residents of south central Michigan.

Dahlem Membership

As a member you receive free or reduced admission to public programs, advanced registration and reduced rates for Outdoor Adventure Summer Day Camp, and a 10% discount on purchases in the Nutshell Gift Shop.

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The Dahlem Environmental Education CenterSaturday, February 25th, 2017 at 9:46am

Check out more about the Little Acorns Preschool on this video from JTV! http://www.jtv.tv/little-acorns-nature-preschool-dahlem/

The Dahlem Environmental Education Center Great Job Becky and Chelsea!
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The Dahlem Environmental Education CenterSaturday, February 25th, 2017 at 3:51am

Thanks to those who dropped donations in the new box at the trailhead of the Nature for All Trail. We are a private organization relying on donors and users generosity. We are not a State or County park. Please help maintain our trails by dropping...

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The Dahlem Environmental Education CenterSaturday, February 25th, 2017 at 3:22am

JTV be sure to watch our Little Acorn teachers Miss Becky and Miss Chelsea with Bart Hawley this afternoon at 2:15 pm!

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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared Michigan Nature Association's post.Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 3:58pm
Patricia Fisher An excellent book is Boots, Bikes, and Bombers, by Ginny Wood. She and the above mentioned Celia Hunter were great friends, both pilots, and bicycled around Europe together. Such a good book.
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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared First Coast News's live video.Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 2:47pm

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We're on baby giraffe watch! Mom April is due any time!
Kimberly Cox Poor momma it's been a long time alone waiting
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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared Cornell Lab of Ornithology's post.Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 12:57pm
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The Dahlem Environmental Education CenterFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:23am

Thanks to the cut and dab crew for your work today - Jim Rossman, Paul Rice, Vic Marquardt, Barb Wilcox, and Barry Myers!

The Dahlem Environmental Education Center Dahlem <3 our volunteers!
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The Dahlem Environmental Education CenterFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 6:16am

JTV watch are beloved Little Acorn teachers Miss Becky and Miss Chelsea on with Bart Hawley at 2:15 pm tomorrow afternoon!

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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared a post.Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 12:52pm

In Michigan the recommended date to start hanging hummingbird feeders is April 15th. Good news, Spring is just around the corner!

Lola Espinoza Thankyou.....
Bea Van Affelen van Saemsfoort oooooh nice!!!!
Arlene Reynoso Love this, I was just thinking I need to get a book on them.
Arlene Reynoso What about the ones without color
Trent Mitchell Now we need one with all of the females.
Louise Radcliffe Thank you for posting !!!
Arlene Reynoso Great, I now know I just had an Anna's Hummingbird (top left) so cool.. but he came and went so fast only got his top of his head.
Christine Metoyer What happened to Caliopee?
Ghislaine Dubord THANK YOU
Eileen Borkovich ruby throated?
Wendi Borneman Halstead I have Anna's and Rufous out where I live.
Bny Foo Foo that is a great reference thank you!
Lisa Benfatto THANK YOU❣❣
Rhonda Hall Penn I have a couple of friends named Becky & Randy Howard. I am going to share with her. Sure hope you don't mind! Very interesting info., by the way!
Barb Howard Thank You!! 🙂
Marmarjon Iko Iko And I love them all!
Andrea Smith Troutman We have Anna's and Ruby Throats in Oregon. At least I haven't seen any others.
Alicia Mabe Can anyone tell me if they r in nc?
Cay Watson How about the calliope?
Karren Almstrom-Dixon This is excellent. I will definitely use it when my hummers come back. Thank you.
Taryn Zerner So incredibly grateful for those Ruby-Throats, making their journeys to see us Easterners every year!!! Just a little more than a month to go before they arrive. 🤗 I didn't realize there were this many US hummingbirds! I've got to get out West to see these beauties!
Lisa Kehrer Westbrook Thanks for sharing this!
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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared Recipes From Heaven's photo.Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 1:13pm

Wow, beautiful gazebo!!

Carla Sturgeon This is beautiful. I bet she was beyond happy. What a nice husband to care enough to build it and to customize it to its beauty.
Christina Reynolds Henry Anita Schonagen-Ellis...put John to work...this would look great at your place!
Kale Felkins Teri - can you imagine something like this at the Renaissance Festival as a permanent shop for you guys?
Sheryl Palmquist Amazing! Gorgeous! Would love for you to come teach your flare, to my husband! Really it's beautiful, your wife must really love it!
Melanie Wadsworth Every woman loves a gift that shows a lot of love and thought went into it 🙂 Even if it isn't for them. Gorgeous! Looks like a place for fairies in Pixie Hollow.
Robert Hill All the comments of approval are from women... I guess the guys are in hiding!
Duane DePuy That's exactly what I had in mind for the backyard!
Cathy Tadder It's beautiful. You should be very proud of creating such beauty.
Debbie May-serrata Outstanding, you definitely put your own spin on it!!! Do you build for others?
John Clatworthy That's a work of art! I'm afraid that it would drive me nuts to try.
Steve Pequegnat Sarah next project. Redo your gazebo like this then come and help me make one!
Janet Stark Its Beautiful i wish i had a backyard to put one in you must Love her very much
Tammy Campbell-Jones Sheldon & Brody, this would go well with the swings ur going to build for Marla & I lol
Linda Bukmir I love this .... Some bird baths and feeders .. perfect !!!
Cheri Simmons That is so beautiful. I'm jealous. But you can tell you love your wife tons and tons.
Cathleen Taylor Wish I could get my hubby to just build a simple pergola
Ann Lagassey It's really cool You are very talented,it looks great.
Marion Knowles Definitely one of a kind .She had to be happy with that.😍😍😍
Carly Kasel Preston Wiser this seems like a project you'd be interested in maybe.
Fiona Wake Cathy Wilkins this is the sort of thing you would get if you asked Steve for a simple gazebo
Leanne Bedell I think you mean "flair", unless of course you meant to torch it.
Andy Sisk There are no words to explain how amazing that actually is
Kathy Mahoney Looks like a bird cage. A beautiful. Reflection of his love for his wife. Spectacular.
Michelle Carter Your wife is very lucky to have such a thoughtful husband. Its beautiful!
Katie Cushing Anna Smith this is so cool, joe would of been able to build this for us.