Lori Feret

Springtime on Belle Isle

Springtime on Belle Isle is a special thing. The island starts to buzz with activity. The City of Detroit is busy with maintenance. The Friends of Belle Isle gets busy with its annual spring cleanup. Friends of the Belle Isle Aquarium prepares the lily pond to transfer the koi back from their winter quarters in … Continue Reading →

Belle Isle in the winter

Visiting Belle Isle in the winter is like being in a whole different world. During the daytime, there are still some people braving the weather jogging, walking, feeding the ducks, visiting the Conservatory or the Dossin, taking pictures at the ice fountain, walking out to the lighthouse, or just driving around. The numbers are far … Continue Reading →

Ecological war taking place On Belle Isle

WWJ-TV (CBS Detroit) will air “Belle Isle Revealed” in high-definition video Sunday, Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. The video shows the abundance of plant and wildlife throughout the four seasons on Belle Isle. It also outlines the island’s ongoing ecological war. Mebby Pearson, FOBI’s Island Observation Committee: Environmental/Conservation Section Chair, has been waging this war … Continue Reading →

Voice your thoughts on Belle Isle

Have you wanted an opportunity to let the City of Detroit know what you like or dislike about Belle Isle? Well, there is now a chance to do just that. The Detroit Recreation Department and several private groups that support Belle Isle (the Friends of Belle Isle, the Belle Isle Botanical Society, the Belle Isle … Continue Reading →

Summer on Belle Isle

Summer has returned to Detroit and to our favorite place to visit, Belle Isle. Family picnics and reunions fill the island on the weekends. Families flocked to the island on June 21st to watch the fabulous display of fireworks on the river. Unfortunately, the Scott Fountain is quiet and will not be in operation this … Continue Reading →