Choose your own Skylark Ridge adventure

I knew I had the coolest job in the world when my boss asked me to test out the new Skylark Ridge rope and zipline course at Binder Park Zoo. The first time you lay eyes on the structure, you will feel awestruck too! The course is unlike any normal ropes and zipline course: it is a large…

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Yes, Binder Park Zoo is really open

Isaac, a young animal enthusiast, noticed something unusual at Binder Park Zoo last week. “They’re starting a family!” he told his parents. The zoo’s two marabou storks had laid an egg and were busy adding more brush to the nest and protecting it from the sun. According to the zookeepers…

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A Trip of a Lifetime

By Kathryn Sippel, Lead Zookeeper at Binder Park ZooOriginally posted by Binder Park Zoo Did you know that the cheetah is the world's fastest land mammal? The cheetah can reach a running speed of up to 70 mph in just three seconds. However, this amazing animal is struggling to survive in the wild…

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5 fun events to attend this fall

Happy first day of fall! With the change of seasons comes many fun events that celebrate the season. You might be wondering when or what these fun events are and we have you covered. Here is your Calhoun County Fall To-Do List for 2016. Cranefest -October 8 & 9 One of the most beautiful things about…

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3 area events to attend this fall

After the crisp fall weekend we had, it got me thinking about fall fun! September and October are always great weekends to be in West Michigan. The changing of the leaves and lots of events celebrating the season make this time of year so much fun. Here are four events/activities for you to enjoy in…

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4 Festivals to attend this summer

Summer is here, which means it is also festival season! Calhoun County and Battle Creek have many great festivals held every summer. Here is a list of 4 that you should attend this year. Cereal Festival and the World’s Longest Breakfast Table June 12 & 13 Cereal Festival is one of Battle Creek’s…

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4 Things to do for Mother's Day in Calhoun County

Mother's Day is approaching fast! As we get ready to celebrate our mothers, we try to find something nice to do for them. Sometimes it is hard to know what to give or do for that one person who has given us everything. I have compiled a list of places in Calhoun County that have great gifts or have…

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