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Enjoying the last of the summer

August 28, 2015 “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer. more »»

Fall migration ramps up in the North

August 21, 2015 “Bird migration is the one truly unifying natural phenomenon in the world, stitching the continents together in a way that even the great weather systems, which roar out from the poles but fizzle at... more »»

Wildlife busy prepping for summer’s end

August 7, 2015 “August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer. more »»

Fruit is ripe, and birds are entertaining

July 24, 2015 “You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.” — Will Rogers The very first serviceberries began to ripen on some local trees about a week ago. more »»

A good time for people and birds to vacation

July 10, 2015 “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” — Robert Orben The time around the Fourth of July — the week before, the week after, is prime for summer vacation. more »»

Enjoy the beauty in everyday things

July 3, 2015 There is beauty in everyday if we choose to see it. The Universe provides for us on so many levels, all we have to do is believe it. more »»

Wildfires an essential part of forest health

June 26, 2015 Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. more »»

Summer’s here, brings changes

June 19, 2015 “What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever... more »»

Weird weather brings visitors to the area

June 12, 2015 “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” — Berthold Auerbach Spring and summer mornings are perhaps the best times in the entire year. more »»

Summer, birds bring color to the region

June 5, 2015 “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” — Vincent Van Gogh Summer is a season of all the color. more »»

Shorebirds quiet in the U.P. this spring

May 29, 2015 “The restlessness of shorebirds, their kinship with the distance and swift seasons, the wistful signal of their voices down the long coastlines of the world makes them, for me, the most affecting of... more »»

Spring’s exit leaves havoc in its wake

May 15, 2015 “In those days, though, the spring always came finally but it was frightening that it had nearly failed.” — ERNEST HEMINGWAY Those recent 80 degree temperatures made sure it was sprin. more »»

Like leaves, birds are appearing

May 8, 2015 “Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. more »»

Vocal birds welcoming in spring

May 1, 2015 “One attraction in coming to the woods to live was that I should have leisure and opportunity to see the spring come i. more »»

Hooray, ducks have returned to area, region

April 24, 2015 “If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. more »»

U.P. shines in light of new spring beauty

April 17, 2015 The quality, the characteristic of beauty is impossible to describe, but its effect is overpowering. Etherial, intoxicating, alluring, overwhelmin. more »»

Bird variety increases as weather warms

April 10, 2015 When one returns to where their young are raised, they are home, right? The rush is on, despite the continuing cool temperatures across the Upper Peninsula, for birds working their way back to their... more »»

Spring birds making way to the north

April 3, 2015 The last snowfall put a damper on the move to spring across the area, but this is, after all the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Spring birds still holding off on trips

March 27, 2015 Where is that skein of geese? Plenty of geese have sneaked into the Upper Peninsula already this spring, but the big V’s have yet to cut through the cobalt blue of the spring days. more »»

People, birds alike enjoying warmer temps

March 13, 2015 Spring this year in the Upper Peninsula is off to a different start from 201. more »»

Trio of robins a welcome winter treat

February 27, 2015 Two delights are always better than one, especially when they bring out the child the observer. For birders, finding a rare bird or one unusual for the time is excitin. more »»



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