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News for Oakland County Residents
Gardening and All That Jazz
The most popular annual gardening conference in our area now has tickets available for the April 26th event. Don't wait -- this is your chance to hear Allan Armitage in person! A great Mother's Day gift idea. Save with early registration through March 15th.
Where do raccoons, skunks, and opposums overwinter?
None hibernate or migrate to a better climate. None stockpile food in preparation for the winter’s meager pickings. As evidenced by this winter's weather, Michigan can be a difficult place to spend outside.
Is your body staying hydrated this winter?
Great Lakes ice cover: Setting records during the Winter of 2013-2014
Getting enough fluids isn’t just a hot weather concern, sufficient fluids are important regardless of the temperature.
Thousands of years ago, the Great Lakes formed from ice, and ice continues to have a significant influence on each of the lakes.