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Mammal Mania

Bring the family to the Discovery Center for a free workshop to learn about the PRC and build a fund nature-based item to take home.  Activities for ages 4 - […]

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Painting, Poetry, and Nature

This adventure in creativity will immerse you in painting, poetry and nature while surrounded by the beauty of the Pigeon River Country Forest. The workshop will start with an optional […]

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Dr. Phil Myers Insect Collection

Phil Myers is a retired professor of mammalogy from University of Michigan’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. His special areas of interest include small mammal populations in Michigan’s northern lower Peninsula and the effects of climate change on the range of those populations.

A colleague introduced Dr. Myers to the variety and beauty of insects in our area, and he now dedicates many hours to macrophotography of these creatures. He donated his stunning photographs of those insects, with identifying information, to the Discovery Center for unlimited use.

Dr. Myers does much of his field work on both small mammals and insects in the Pigeon River Country State Forest. His family has deep and historic ties to Otsego County.


Beetles (Coleoptera)

Book Lice and Barkflies (Psocoptera)

Bugs (Hemiptera)

Caddisflies (Trichoptera)

Cockroaches (Blattodea)

Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata)

Earwigs (Dermaptera)

Fishflies and Alderflies (Megaloptera)

Flies (Diptera)

Grasshoppers and Crickets (Orthoptera)

Jumping Bristletails (Microcoryphia)

Lacewings, Antlions, and Mantidflies (Neuroptera)

Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)

Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera)

Preying Mantis (Mantodea)

Scorpionflies (Mecoptera)

Silverfish and Firebrats (Zygentoma)

Stick Insects (Phasmida)

Stoneflies (Plecoptera)

Wasps, Bees, and Ants (Hymenoptera)

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