A Nature Sanctuary and
Environmental Education Center

Established 1967

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Each winter Seven Ponds sponsors the Winter Series, a series of Sunday afternoon programs highlighted by noted naturalists and photographers, live animals, fascinating natural history, and enjoyment for all ages. Once again this year we have a stellar line-up of programs - come out for one or all of these programs. Sessions are open to everyone, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Fee: $3.00. For the full Winter Series line-up, visit our Winter Series page.

Stingers Rummage Sale Reminder


The Stingers' Annual Rummage Sale will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 13-15 at the nature center. A special "members only" pre-sale will take place Saturday, June 8.

ITEMS ARE NEEDED! The Stingers will be accepting items for the sale from March 1 to June 9 during our regular open hours, Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00-5:00. Donations may include clean clothing, household goods, toys, tools, and other items. We cannot accept appliances, television sets, computer equipment, or building materials.

All revenue generated by the rummage sale directly benefits the nature center by helping us fulfill our mission to provide high quality environmental education and to effectively manage our woods, fields, and ponds.

Once again, our naturalists will be hosting a Seven Ponds booth at the 2024 Outdoor Expo in Flint. Stop by to see our display and chat with our naturalists. This is a FREE event and is geared for the entire family to enjoy.


Seven Ponds Nature Center is happy to partner with Safari Club International--Flint, and stand alongside all of these conservation organizations that have done so much to promote habitat restoration and conservation throughout Michigan and beyond.

Outdoor Expo 2024

Phase 2 of our new boardwalk was completed in November. Phase 3 will include adding curbs along the boardwalk and a chain at the end of the teaching platform, but the boardwalk is now open for foot traffic. Enjoy!

Aerial photos provided courtesy of Kyle Builders

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north completed
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Board member Charlie Turner with longtime supporter Phyllis Schroeder, whose generosity made the entire project possible
Board member Charlie Turner with longtime supporter Phyllis Schroeder, whose generosity made the entire project possible
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teaching platform completed
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Seven Ponds Nature Center offers a wide range of quality programs, activities, and events intended for children, families, and adults.

Upcoming Events


Seven Ponds Nature Center offers many environmental education opportunities for students and teachers, including school field trips, traveling naturalist programs, and teacher kits available for check-out.

Schools and Teachers

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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, as well as recent wildlife observations.

Trail Reports


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, special events, and our Friends of Seven Ponds group.

Volunteer Opportunities


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.


Our website and CRM software were made possible through generous grants from the Four County Community Foundation and the Lapeer County Community Foundation. We truly appreciate the support of these two local foundations.