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Become a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist!

  Potter Park Zoo is inviting Michigan residents to become volunteer citizen scientists and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and help to gather data that supports a national network. This is a great program for adults and children alike […]

Pollinator Garden – We Have One and You Can Too!

Pollination Station Continues to Grow The pollination station, a native plant garden designed to attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators as well as educating visitors about their role in the ecosystem, was one of Potter Park Zoo’s conservation projects launched last summer. Preparation for this project started in the winter with zoo conservation staff […]

Potter Park Zoo Staff Assists with Least Shrew Field Study in Bath, MI 

Since mid-July Potter Park Zoo has been partnering with the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy (MWC) to assist in a field study looking into the presence of least shrews at Bengel Wildlife Center in Bath, Mich. The least shrew is a small mammal only weighing between three and six grams. Least shrews are most commonly found in open fields with tall grasses or areas with fallen trees and brush […]

2019 Gift Guide for the Animal Lover

It’s not always easy to find that perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. We’ve compiled the ultimate Potter Park Zoo gift guide with tons of options that range from plush toys to a behind the scenes experience with the big cats at the zoo! Gifts That Keep on Giving Potter Park Zoo […]