3854 Crawford Road ● Dryden, MI 48428-9776 ● (810) 796-3200

A Nature Sanctuary and
Environmental Education Center

2019 Corks & Caps Fundraiser for Seven Ponds

Friday, May 31st 6:00 pm
Hosted by the Metamora Golf & Country Club

Seven Ponds Nature Center is excited to announce its annual fundraiser hosted at the Metamora Golf and Country Club on Friday, May 31st at 6:00 p.m. This is a fantastic way to support the center while enjoying a delightful and elegant evening in a truly beautiful setting. The event features gourmet dinner, wine, craft beer, entertainment, raffle, and live auction with Brian Rowley. Tickets are available on this site or by mail at 75.00 per person or $80.00 at the door. Help support the Nature Center by attending, donating a raffle or auction item, or through a sponsorship. Hope to see you there!

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Seven Ponds Nature Center offers a wide range of quality programs, activities, and events intended for children, families, and adults.

Calendar of Events


Seven Ponds Nature Center offers many environmental education opportunities for students and teachers, scouts and scout leaders, and home schooled children and their parents.

Schools and Youth

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Seven Ponds Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to environmental education and the preservation of nearly 500 acres of beautiful land and lakes in southeastern Michigan. Your membership brings you many benefits, and helps us continue our important work.

Become a Member

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Seven Ponds offers unique natural history and birding field tours to amazing destinations around North America, led by expert naturalists and guides.

Field Tours


Seven Ponds has nearly seven miles of trails for you to explore. Here are the latest conditions for our trails in Paul’s Woods, Earl’s Prairie, the North-80, and Jonathan Woods.

Trail Reports

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With a small staff, Seven Ponds depends on volunteers! There are many opportunities for you to get involved, including trail maintenance, nest box monitoring, invasive plant control, animal care, garden work, and our Friends of Seven Ponds group.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Check out our clubs! Astronomy Club, Beekeeping Club, Birding Club, Photography Club, Friends of Herbs, Butterfly Gardeners, and Friends of Seven Ponds are all very welcoming.


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Seven Ponds is proud to partner with many environmental and community organizations and enjoys the support of many local businesses.


Renew Your Membership May 1

The members of Seven Ponds provide extraordinary support for the nature center's activities. Without our members, we couldn't present programs for thousands of children, offer weekend activities for adults and families, or maintain nearly 500 acres of woods, lakes, ponds, marshes, fields, and prairie. May is membership renewal time at Seven ponds. Members will receive a renewal letter in April. You may renew online at the link below, or return your remittance envelop with your annual dues. Please continue all of your great membership benefits and your support of the important work we do here by renewing right away. And if you are not a member, please consider joining!


Support Team Seven Ponds and help raise important funds for the nature center. Our goal this year is $3,000, and our hope is to replace all of the nature center's fluorescent lighting with long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting. Help us achieve our goal!

What exactly is a big day bird-a-thon? A brutal test of brains, endurance, and the ability to make funny noises!

On Saturday, May 18 a team of highly trained birding assassins (a.k.a. Team Seven Ponds), rose well before dawn and canvassed all of Lapeer County in search of avian treasures. By searching every lake, pond, marsh, woodland, grassland, and field the team spotted a total of 113 bird species during the course of the day. You can still help Team Seven Ponds reach their goal by donating in support their effort. Click on the link to the right to make a pledge.