Watershed Watch

Watershed Watch

The beavers are back!  Beaver Ponds was home to at least one colony of beavers all winter. They disappeared sometime this spring. Was the wiley coyote, caught in this 2 am photo on our game camera sniffing around the lodge, the culprit?   Or did they just move away?...
Beaver Ponds Hosts Summer “Science Nature Week”

Beaver Ponds Hosts Summer “Science Nature Week”

by Gail Smith, BPEEC School Groups Coordinator With perfect weather for a week of outdoor activities, Science Nature Week was held at Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center June 25th through June 29th. The morning only “summer day camp” provided an opportunity...
Gazpacho, Vegetable Medley

Gazpacho, Vegetable Medley

recipe from the Sean Slubowski family of Alma A refreshing, summertime, flavorful, and easy to prepare gazpacho… Soup base ingredients: 12 oz. can Hot and Spicy V-8 Juice 45 oz. can regular V-8 Juice ¼ cup red wine vinegar 3 Tbs. olive oil 1 Tbs. salt 1 tsp. seasoned...
Promoting Biodiversity at Beaver Ponds

Promoting Biodiversity at Beaver Ponds

We embrace biodiversity at Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center.  In Germany a common slogan is “Im wasser ist heil” which translates to “in water is health”.  Clean water ingested by microbial and invertebrate populations trickles through the food chain to...
Healing Herbs and Plants

Healing Herbs and Plants

Topical Sage Recent research in Egypt uncovered an underground embalming chamber.  One of the substances that they are curious about in this process is volatile or essential oils that may have been used in the process.  These volatile oils, besides being used in...