Monarchs in My Yard

When we moved into our house a year ago, the yard needed a little work. Quite a few weeds were growing in the mulch around the house. Among those weeds were several milkweed plants. I knew these plants made good food for caterpillars, so we pulled all the weeds and kept the milkweed. Last summer […]

Action For Cheetahs Conservation Talk

What: Action for Cheetahs Conservation Talk When: Sunday, September 11, 5 – 7 PM Where: The Safari Room in our Discovery Center Mary Wykstra is the Executive Director overseeing Action For Cheetahs in Kenya. Learn more about cheetah monitoring, conflict mitigation, scat detection dogs and more! Donations are always welcome. Register for this free event […]

Potter Park Zoo Team Assists in Conservation of the Piping Plover

The piping plover, a small shorebird driven to near extinction in Michigan in the 1980’s, is on the road to recovery thanks to help from the Great Lakes Piping Plover (GIPIPL) captive-rearing program and Potter Park Zoo’s animal care team.  For many years, zoo staff have participated in this important conservation effort working to ensure […]

Potter Park Zoo Keeper’s Conservation Efforts Help Great Lakes Piping Plover

By Sarah Pechtel, Head Zoo Keeper For the last 9 years I have had the pleasure of participating in the Great Lakes Piping Plover captive rearing program –  a joint effort between the Detroit Zoo, the University of Minnesota, USFWS, DNR and more.  During the months of May – July, zookeepers from across the country head […]