Birds, Blooms & Butterflies Festival Recap

Even though we are now a week and change past this year’s BBB Festival, it is never too late to extend our thanks to those folks who helped make this festival a success. First, we want to thank the good people from Polly’s Country Market for their generous sponsorship this year!  This was their first […]

Lyle Torrant and Kit Young Centers Visit Dahlem

Students and staff from the Lyle Torrant and Kit Young Centers here in Jackson came out to Dahlem today to not only enjoy the outdoors and take a turn around our Nature for All Trail, but to also attend a nature program led by one of our naturalists, Carrie Benham, who was assisted by three […]

Lyle Torrant Center

Local News, Jackson MI — The Dahlem Conservancy is preparing to host naturalist lead programs focusing on a nature theme, ‘Who Lives There?’ Three separate day trips brings out a different age group from Torrant and will consist of 44 to 49 students (15-17 which are in wheelchairs), 20-30 Torrant staff, and 10-20 parents to […]

New Butterfly Trail Begun

A couple years ago Dahlem joined the Michigan Butterfly Network and became a hub for collecting baseline data on native butterflies.  Thanks to the efforts of a small crew of volunteers, we’ve already submitted a couple years worth of data to the network. Data collection is done during a specific time of year and along […]

Dahlem’s Community Gardens 2015

Despite what has turned out to be a cooler and damper summer than usual, things are growing and ripening at the Community Gardens! Our gardeners are doing a great job this year.  The plots are lovely and veg are growing!  I was surprised to see so much that was already ripe! Visitors are welcome to […]

Army Recruiters Give Back by Refurbishing Fence at Dahlem Ecology Farm

SUMMIT TWP., MI – No clouds were in sight while Jackson area Army recruiters shoveled soil and removed weeds and grass from a fence at the Dahlem Center Ecology Farm on Friday, May 1. The volunteers spent their mornings replacing chicken wire at the bottom the fence surrounding the community garden area on Wickwire Road. […]