blandford nature center

Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit Blandford Nature Center (BNC) is inviting the public to join in the celebration of the life and achievements of its founder Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, who passed away in Grand...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, April 8 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-08-2020 under NEWS

Today, April 8, saw an increase of 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kent County since yesterday, with two additional deaths. This brings Kent County’s confirmed total to 207 cases and eight deaths. Statewide, there are a confirmed 20,346...

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Blandford Nature Center connects urban families with nature

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Antonio Bailey, Marketing and Communications Manager, from Blandford Nature Center talks about all the amazing things you can do at Blandford Nature Center.  Blandford offers beautfiul...

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A new kind of community garden

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 02-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Community gardens are a beautiful and inspiring notion. It's easy to imagine the benefits of people working with the soil, planting, cultivating and harvesting. Yet, we have all driven past abandoned community gardens in Grand Rapids, so why...

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Ghost Stories for Grown Ups

by (grpl)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under

Isn't there something creepy about the woods at night? The deep shadows, the unseen lurking in the brush. Join us around the campfire for a night of ghost stories that will send shivers down your spine. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair, leave...

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Story Matters: Grand Rapids community leaders remember Peter Wege

by (grcmc)

Submitted 07-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

As our community says goodbye this week to Peter M. Wege, much loved philanthropist in our community with passions for education, the environment, and much more, we dedicated a special edition of Story Matters as a tribute to his life. We asked a...

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Anishinabek Lifeways

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under

Get outside and experience learning immersed in the great outdoors. Join Blandford Nature Center staff on a guided learning experience to better understand our environment, heritage, and connection to natural systems. This program will focus on the...

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American Kestrel falcon returned to natural habitat after care at Blandford Nature Center

by (Thomas Hegewald)

Submitted 01-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

I work in an industrialized section of southwest Grand Rapids that borders residential and businesses alike. Over the years, my coworkers and I have come upon an assortment of domestic and wild animals on the grounds of the business. A recent find,...

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Blandford Nature Center offers adults peaceful experience in nature

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NEWS

  On Dec. 6, there will be a silent night hike for adults at the Blandford Nature Center. Kristin Tindall, educational staffperson at Blandford, will be leading the hike. Hikers will go into the woods to experience the sounds of the forest....

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First annual BioBlitz to record all living species at Blandford Nature Center

by (Blandford)

Submitted 07-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

Living in our fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget about the natural world in which we are only a small part. Unfortunately, this unawareness has led to a severe collapse of biodiversity. Blandford Nature Center wishes to address this...

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