Entries by DTE Social Media Team

Welcome to Michigan mayfly season

Around the start of each June, thousands of winged wonders take to the skies from the banks of Lake Erie. It’s not birds we’re talking about, but the Giant Michigan Mayfly (Hexagenia limbata)! These creatures spend one to two years living burrowed in the mud on the lake’s floor, hatching to its second stage as […]

The new age of home security

How well protected is your household? Despite increased awareness on security flaws, home invasions and burglaries are still a common problem in the States. According to the FBI, one burglary happens every 14 seconds, totaling more than 3.5 million incidents per year, on average. When it comes to property loss, homeowners are set back an […]

Beware of heat waves: National Heat Awareness Day

Warm weather has finally returned to Michigan. The arrival of summer means beautiful days spent by the pool, as well as potential health risks, are right around the corner. Each year, numerous fatalities happen in the United State due to heat stroke, but serious injury can be avoided by taking appropriate precautions. In honor of […]

This month in Michigan history: May

Michigan’s history is full of fascinating events, ordeals and celebrations. You can look at almost any individual month in the state’s history and find something of note, which is especially true in the month of May. Read on for some interesting facts that took place in Michigan during May, courtesy of the Historical Society of […]

Mackinac Island – It’s time to open

What is your favorite Michigan destination? From bustling Detroit to the farthest, untouched corners of the Upper Peninsula, there truly isn’t a bad choice. If you ask around, though, there’s one destination that Michiganders believe rises above the rest. World-famous Mackinac Island. While Mackinac Island is technically open year-round, the tourism season is primarily from […]

A Michigan-made Mother’s Day

It can be difficult to chart out the perfect Mother’s Day. For one of the most special women in your life, every detail of the holiday matters! This year, especially with warmer weather arriving a little early, it’s a fitting time to go beyond the traditional breakfast-in-bed. No matter what Mom prefers to do to […]

Michigan’s morel mushroom guide

Spring brings many things to Michigan, but maybe one of the most fascinating and peculiar phenomenon is that of morel mushroom hunting. Thousands around the state search far and wide for these delectable ‘shrooms, making it a thrilling (and tasty) scavenger hunt for both children and adults. If you ask any morel enthusiast, searching for […]