‘Deer Doctor’ to visit Ann Arbor virtually in April
Known as the “Deer Doctor,” Baker is an author, conservationist and consultant to the Humane Society of the United States. The city of Ann Arbor has spent $750,000 on deer management since 2015, when the Ann Arbor City Council approved a four-year deer management plan, according to the HSHV. “Scientists and wildlife biologists confirm that Ann Arbor does not have an overpopulation of deer. Within those responses, 700 reported not taking deer-preventative measures and 73% stated their enjoyment of seeing deer in Ann Arbor, HSHV said. AdThose interested in the free seminar with the “Deer Doctor” can visit hshv.org/gardenwithdeer.
Ice fisherman drowns in Lake Michigan in Upper Peninsula
GARDEN, Mich. – A 64-year-old man drowned in a Lake Michigan bay when his off-road vehicle hit open water, authorities said. Edward Lester of Garden was at Big Bay De Noc, off Delta County, for ice fishing Thursday. Ice in the area was 4 to 5 inches thick but "recent high winds caused the crack to open,” said Lt. Eugene “Skip” Hagy of the Department of Natural Resources. Pressure cracks are very hazardous and can occur very fast, particularly on large bodies of water,” Hagy said. Authorities were contacted when Lester’s wife said he had not returned from a routine fishing trip.
City of Ann Arbor to offer free wood chips for residents Saturday
ANN ARBOR – Planning an outdoor project this fall that involves wood chips? The city of Ann Arbor announced it will be offering residents free wood chips for pick up on Saturday at five locations. The wood chips will be available through November, or until supplies run out. Wood chips are a great versatile material for outdoor use, including as mulch, path material, a base for playgrounds, chicken runs and more. Here are the locations for pick up:Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson Ave.Southeast Area Park, 2901 E. Ellsworth RoadAlmendinger Park, 655 Pauline BoulevardFurstenberg Park, 2626 Fuller Road721 N. Main St.✉ Like what you’re reading?
Work begins on new Belle Isle living art garden
DETROIT Work began on Thursday on a new garden on Belle Isle. It isnt just any garden, but it is considered a living piece of art. The art was created by designer Piet Oudolf. Oudolf has gardens in Chicago and New York. READ: More community news coverageWatch the video above for the full report