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Long, Cool Spring Means More Dandelions to Eat

Friday, May 17, 2019

This year’s long, cool spring means that there are still lots of dandelions for eating. Today, ELi's Chris Root brings you some recipes that use the bright yellow flowers.

We Asked About Deer, East Lansing. Here Are Your Answers.

Monday, April 29, 2019

ELi asked human residents of East Lansing to take a survey on our area's resident deer. Are they a joy, or a nuisance, or both? Should Council now authorize a strategic cull? Brad Minor brings you the responses. 

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.

Local Compost and Rain Barrel Sale to Honor Earth Day

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Need something to make you believe that, some day, spring will come? The Regional Recycling Coordinating Committee is holding a composter and rain barrel sale in honor of Earth Day and to promote composting. ELi's Noa Kuszai 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.

East Lansing Rhododendrons: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Want a handy way to know how cold it is outside? Take a look at an East Lansing rhododendron. ELi's Nature and Garden reporter Aron Sousa explores temperature-related leaf-curling with a review of the science and an exclusive timelapse video.

ELi on Earth: Winter Wild Bird Care

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Want to know how to attract birds to your feeders? Keep squirrels out of them? Keep birds safe and healthy this winter? ELi science reporter Aron Sousa can help.

Dangerous Trees in East Lansing?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Following an accident in Dewitt Township earlier this month, in which a 32-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his car, ELi received a question from a reader wondering about a tree on Abbot Road which is growing at a dramatic angle. Jessy Gregg has the answer (and more.)

As Lime Moves In, Scooter Regulation Debated

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Now that Lime scooters have dropped in East Lansing, the City is under increased pressure to figure out what (if anything) to do about regulating the riding and parking of electric scooters. Alice Dreger 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.

Mixing Up Fresh Music and Lively Garden Tours

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

ELi's Evan Dempsey tells you about a popular local series that recently provided the opportunity to learn about fungicidal programs and hear famous jazz standards performed live. But maybe you'd prefer Romani-style jazz paired with a tour on toxic plants?

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.

Hummingbirds Come Back to East Lansing

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The hummingbirds are coming back. ELi's Aron Sousa explains where they're coming from, what they're doing here, and how you can attract them.

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