Welcome to the NEW Seven Ponds web page!

Take a few minutes to look around and explore all the pages and links. Here you can create your own account, register for programs, become a member or renew your membership, and make a donation. There is still more to come. We hope you like it!

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.


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's operation.

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, their plan of assault well-rehearsed, will rise before dawn to canvass Lapeer County for an entire day, seeking out all the avian treasure they can find. By searching every lake, pond, marsh, woodland, grassland, and field they hope to see or hear 100 (or more!) birds during the course of the day. You can help Team Seven Ponds by donating in support their effort. Funds raised will be used to help the nature center fulfill its mission. Click on the link to the right to make a fixed-amount pledge, or call the nature center to pledge per-bird.