Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden, MI. https://sevenponds.org/

DRYDEN — Check out our great line-up of programs in January at Seven Ponds Nature Center at 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden.

Beat the winter blahs by attending one of our January programs or naturalist-led seasonal walks!

Winter Survival: Saturday, January 13, 10 a.m., Have you ever wondered what you would do if you found yourself lost in the woods in the middle of winter? What would you do to survive until help arrived? Come test your skills and learn some tips and tricks to survive the harsh winter days and nights.

Snowshoeing: Sunday, January 14, 2 p.m., Dashing through the snow on your own pair of snowshoes sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon! Old-fashioned snowshoes will be provided for you on this guided hike. In the event of no snow, there will still be an interpretive walk.

Tracks and Signs: Saturday, January 20, 10 a.m., First, we’ll learn all about the things animals leave behind when they pass through like tracks, scat, paths, feathers, and more. Then, we’ll take a hike around the center and see what we can find and try to figure out who’s been out and about.

Winter Story Hour: Sunday, January 21, 2 p.m., Isn’t winter the best time to curl up with a good book? Get out of the house and join us for a cozy winter-themed story and crafts!