2023 Winter Series

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. Come out for one or all of these programs. Sessions are open to everyone, but pre-registration is required. Seating is limited and these programs often fill quickly. Fee: $3.00. Please register online.

2024 Winter Series information and registration coming soon.

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Animals from Around the World

Wildlife Safari

Sunday,  January 29, 2023, 2:00 PM

Are you looking for an awesome wildlife experience? Look no farther, Wildlife Safari will share with us live animals from around the world! This hands-on program is sure to entertain, and also educate us about the amazing wild animals we share this planet with. This is a family-friendly program, and is for all ages.

Great Lakes Beach Rocks Basic Identification
Plus Identification of Man-made Imposters

Randy Kursinky

Vice-Presidemt, Mid-Michigan Rock Club

Sunday, February 5, 2023, 2:00 PM

If you spend your time combing the beaches for rocks, this program is for you! Join Randy Kursinsky, vice-president of Mid-Michigan Rock Club and an amateur rock and fossil collector, as he gives the basics to help identify the majority of rocks, fossils, and man-made rock-like items found along our Great Lakes shorelines.

Lost in Michigan

Mike Sonnenberg

Author, Photographer, Wanderer

Sunday, February 12, 2023, 2:00 PM

Mike Sonnenberg, the author of Lost In Michigan: History and Travel Stories From An Endless Road Trip series, showcases interesting and historic locations from around Michigan and tells fascinating stories about them. Mike will be showing some of the photographs he has taken and talking about his travels around the Great Lakes State. Sonnenberg's work has been featured in the Detroit Free Press and he is considered a “Michigan Expert” by USA Today.

Backpacking the Entire Appalachian Trail at Age 60 During COVID

Melanie Kursinsky

AT Hiker

Sunday, February 19, 2023, 2:00 PM

Join Melanie Kursinsky as she describes her first-person account of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020/2021 as a female solo hiker. Melanie will share her awesome adventure through discussion, video presentations, and by displaying the gear she used while hiking. Melanie’s story is incredible and should not be missed.

Beekeeping 101

Preston Zale

President, SPNC Beekeeping Club 

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 2:00 PM

Join your local beekeeper, Preston Zale, as he introduces us to honeybees, teaches us how to keep them, and their importance to our food chain. We’ll discuss what you will need (and spend) to have your own hive(s), and what activities you’ll be doing during the beekeeping season in Michigan. We’ll also talk about the rewards of beekeeping, not just the honey, but better garden harvests, and other products from the hive that are fun and healthy.