Field Trip Friday | A Visit to the E.L. Johnson Nature Center | {Vlog}

Michigan summers are BEAUTIFUL, so we usually take advantage and go on outdoor field trips in and around Detroit. One of our recent trips took us to the E.L. Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills. I found it on an awesome list of the best nature centers in Southeast Michigan on


The center is a 40-acre site that includes a boardwalk that crosses over an inland pond with fish and turtles, docks, walking trails, a log cabin, lots of trees and native flowers and plants, and a host of birds, deer, and other animals to observe. There is also a Visitor Center, picnic tables, and outdoor amphitheater to check out onsite.

We spent a few hours there and really enjoyed ourselves. First, we saw a little water feature right outside of the Visitor Center that mesmerized the kids. (Note to self: Get a water feature for our backyard next year!) Then, we made our way to the inland pond accompanied by all types of insects and native flowers and plants that the kids couldn’t help but explore. Ever since we started our garden earlier this year, the boys have noticed and want to know more about the nature that surrounds them. As you’ll see on the video, we enjoyed ourselves and learned some things as well. We will definitely visit again!


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