Wandering Wednesday: Stage Nature Center

This week we manage to wander to Stage Nature Center located in Troy Michigan. Since my last couple of outings weren’t really big on hiking i figured I’d scope out the trail located here. About Trails While the nature center itself has set hours access to the trails are from dawn to dusk every day.Continue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Stage Nature Center”

Wandering Wednesday: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore

Seldom I travel to the west side of my home state. This is more out of practical reasons than anything as you may or may not be aware of is how vast the state of Michigan is, in order to reach my destination which was the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline in Empire Michigan, IContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore”

Monochrome Monday: Exhibit Bee

Dear Buzz Buzz, How I too wish I could sleep on a flower all day after wandering around outside. But a bee’s work is never done. Tomorrow I go back to that “day job” to resume my role as a worker bee. With luck I’ll avoid the spider.

Wandering Wednesday: The Rustic Inwood Trails of Stony Creek

This week the location I traveled to is the Inwood Trails which are apart of Stony Creek Metroparks. This section of trails is located in Washington Township Michigan. The Inwood Rustic Trails are one of the many trails you can explore while visiting Stony Creek Metropark. Some would say that this area of the parkContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: The Rustic Inwood Trails of Stony Creek”

Wandering Wednesday: Return to the “Secret” Nature Study Area

It’s been a couple of years since I have stepped foot on Macomb Community College’s not so secret Nature Study area that is maintained by the biology department. Since my last visits they have repainted the sign at the beginning of the trail head. You can park rather close to the trail head to althoughContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Return to the “Secret” Nature Study Area”

Purple Calibrachoa

I’m sure there was a fancy name for this particular shade of purple but while doing research for this post i stumbled across several different names like Hawaiian Luau, Isabell Purple, or Royal King. While you could check the tag that has all of this information that comes with the plant at purchase it isContinue reading “Purple Calibrachoa”

Wandering Wednesday: Revisiting Clinton River Park

Based of the title of this entry you can surmise that I’ve wrote about this particular location before and if you want to read it here’s the link: https://scootypuffsphotostuffs.com/2020/05/11/a-weekend-at-the-clinton-river-park-main-trail/ This trip did not take me out very far out onto the trail as i primarily stuck close by the Sterling Heights Nature Center. At theContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Revisiting Clinton River Park”

Wandering Wednesday: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve

This hidden gem is located in Southfield Michigan and boast 42 acres of nature for the whole family to enjoy. The trail itself is about a mile long through a mostly wooded area though a portion of the trail passes by Carpenter Lake. Fishing is allowed for those anglers who have the patience. Another featureContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve”

Apricot Punch Calibrachoa

This flower is also known Calibrachoa, Million Bells, the Trailing Petunia, or the Mini Petunia. This flower is often confused for a Petunia but the primary difference between the two plant species is that Calibrachoa tends to grow lower than Petunias. Calibrachoa flowers also tend to be smaller than Petunias.