Seven Ponds Nature Center

A Nature Sanctuary and Environmental Education Center


Club News

Visitors are welcome to all club meetings. For additional information about any of the clubs visit their website or contact the nature center.
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Seven Ponds Astronomy Club

Navigating to the Moon: Orbital Mechanics Made Easy
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:00 pm
Presentation by Jeff MacLeod of the Warren Astronomical Society.

Ford Club Annual Astronomy Conference and Swap Meet
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Annual astronomy conference and swap meet at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. This is a new location this year. Check club website for flyer and other info.

Star Party at D-Bar-A Scout Camp in Metamora
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 4:00 pm
Annual star party at D-Bar-A Scout Camp with presentations, afternoon solar observing, and evening telescope observing.

National Astronomy Day in Downtown Oxford
Saturday, May 6, 2017, noon – 4:00 pm
Seven Ponds Astronomy Club will celebrate National Astronomy Day in downtown Oxford in Centennial Park. We will have telescopes available to safely observe the Sun.

For details about these events please see the astronomy club website: If you have any questions relating to astronomy, please contact John Lines at 248-969-2790 or via e-mail at

Seven Ponds Birding Club

The Seven Ponds Nature Center Birding Club provides a forum for people to learn about and enjoy birds and birdwatching. Meetings are held at the nature center on the third Tuesday of the month, at 7:00 pm. There are no meetings in July, August, or December. For a 2017 schedule of meeting topics and activities, please contact the nature center.

Friends of Herbs

All sessions start at 10:00 am and meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, May through September, and the second Wednesday of the month, October through April, except for December when there is no meeting. The usual schedule is to work in the herb garden, eat lunch, and then enjoy a short program or prepare for herb sales. During months when there is no work to be done in the garden, the meetings typically consist of informational programs about a selected herb or other topic. For information about Friends of Herbs or attending the programs, contact Ruthanne Morningstar at 810-796-3895 or Jan Burns at 248-628-0601.

Seven Ponds Nature Center Bee Keepers

This club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. During warm months the club typically meets at 5:30 pm to inspect the outdoor hives. The doors to the nature center are opened at 6:30 pm for club social hour. The club meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome.

Seven Ponds Camera Club

Meetings are held on the first and third Fridays of the month at 7:00 pm. The first meeting consists of an educational presentation and a member image show; the second is a competitive evaluation of images. Visit the club website.