Stories tagged: "outdoor"


Column: Linking the Past and Future of My City (and Yours, Too) Through Cycling Spaces

With so much space in our city centers, what do we do with it all?

What’s Up With Morels? A Newbie Follows a Pro Hunter Into the Woods

As Angelina sweeps her walking stick across the forest floor, combing back the untamed foliage, I scan the area. I’ve been told to look for little brown caps rising from the undergrowth. I excitedly point one out, but it’s just a dead leaf. Angelina tells me that’s normal.  I spend a lot of time in...

Foraging Tips to Help Michiganders Find True Morel Mushrooms

While May is Michigan’s “Morel Month,” the actual fruiting period begins in late April and goes until mid-June. Before heading out to hunt, it’s important to know how to identify any wild mushroom before eating it.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has safe cures for cabin fever thanks to Project Learning Tree.
7 Pandemic-Proof Winter Activities for Michigan Families

From exploring your backyard to exploring local forests, these are the best DNR-approved outdoor activities for kids.

Wayne Oliver, owner of River Bend Gardens in Washtenaw County, has a home garden in Farmington Hills full of native Michigan plants. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Oliver)
How Do I Build a Native Plant Garden in Michigan? A Beginner’s Guide

Plants native to your local ecosystem are good for animals, insects, and the environment — oh, and they’re way easier to care for. Here's how to get them in your yard.

From top left: Lincoln Street Art Park (Photo via Facebook); Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum (Photo via francis mckee on Flickr); Desiree Kelly's Aretha Franklin mural (Photo courtesy of Desiree Kelly); a mural in Detroit's Mexicantown (Photo via Tara on Flickr); A scene from The Heidelberg Project (Photo via Nic Redhead on Flickr)
Skipping Big Summer Fests? Check Out Detroit’s Spectacular Outdoor Art Installations Instead.

Iconic murals, sprawling museums, and entire neighborhoods devoted to art: a visit to Detroit makes for some inspiring and safer summer exploration.