In the Wild

Ask ELi: What’s with All the Acorns?

Monday, October 14, 2019

The size of the crop depends on the growing conditions the previous year, and also what happens when the tree flowered in the spring. Local forester Mike Vasievich provides some insight.

No Deer Cull in Sight Yet for East Lansing

Monday, September 30, 2019

After Thursday's meeting on deer management, ELi's Brad Minor spoke with two members of Council about the issue. What do they and residents have to say about the deer now?

Ask ELi: Who Do You Call for a Sick Wild Animal?

Monday, August 26, 2019

The recent case of an ill raccoon in the Chesterfield Hills neighborhood brought a number of requests to ELi to find out who you call if faced with a sick or injured wild animal. ELi's Brad Minor reports on options.

Oh, Deer! What’s Your Experience?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Whether or not you have deer in your neighborhood, if you live in East Lansing, ELi is asking you to take a quick survey. We want to know where the deer are in the city, and what you think should be the City's management approach. ELi's Jessy Gregg explains.

Quiet Water Symposium Returns to East Lansing

Monday, February 25, 2019

The 24th annual Quiet Water Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 2, at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Over 200 exhibitors, speakers, and hands-on demonstrations promoting non-motorized outdoor recreation and conservation will be at the event. ELi's Paige Filice reports.

Bee School Prepares Enthusiasts for Success

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This Saturday, February 23, a local organization is offering a day-long class for those interested in, or new to beekeeping. ELi's Sarah Spohn tells you about the class, the organization behind it, and why we live in a great place for keeping bees.

Update: Chronic Wasting Disease in Area Deer Population

Monday, February 4, 2019

No deer in the City of East Lansing have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, but the presence of affected deer in surrounding communities means it's still wise to take some precautions. ELi's Paige Filice explains.

What Do You Want from Parks & Rec?

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Parks & Rec Department is looking for citizen feedback on the forthcoming five-year plan for East Lansing. You can take an online survey or attend one of two upcoming meetings. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

MSU Youth Program Seeks Future Wildlife Biologists

Friday, September 7, 2018

“The goal of this program is to encourage kids to get outdoors, have them recognize wildlife in their own backyards and to cultivate a sense of responsibility for our local environment.” ELi's Paige Filice reports on how local 9-19 year olds can participate.

ELi on Earth: What do I do if I Find a Wild Baby Animal?

Friday, June 8, 2018

It's the time of year when animal babies are being born, and it's fairly common in East Lansing to find a nest in your eaves or see a raccoon family crossing the street at dusk. But what do you do when you find a nest or a baby that seems to be left behind? ELi's Paige Filice has the answers.

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