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Winter is coming, but there is still so much to see

November 27, 2015 “I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorro. more »»

Winter is coming, but there is still so much to see

November 20, 2015 “A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. more »»

A quiet fall of birding, with an array of surprises

November 13, 2015 “Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem: There’s not a leaf that falls upon the ground But holds some joy of silence or of sound, Some spirits begotten of a summer dr. more »»

November brings simple brand of birding

November 6, 2015 “Dull November brings the blast, Then the leaves are whirling fast.” — Sara Coleridge The 11th month has arrived, not with a blast, but with a warm welcome. more »»

Distant extreme weather spurs rare sightings

October 30, 2015 “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. more »»

Snowy owls a sign of what’s ahead?

October 23, 2015 “As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.” — Gloria Swanson Autumn winds have hinted at winter’s doorway presenc. more »»

Rush of migrants continues with autumn weather

October 9, 2015 “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. more »»

Thousands of birds make their way south

October 2, 2015 “The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who ... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space ... on the infinite highway of the air. more »»

U.P. weather defies calendar, slows birding

September 25, 2015 “Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night; and thus he would never know the rhythms that are at the heart of life. more »»

September’s see-saw days keeps things interesting

September 18, 2015 “The world is but a perpetual see-saw.” — Michel de Montaigne quotes The seesaw days of September in the Upper Peninsula have kept everything interesting. more »»

Daylight, weather fronts play big in migration

September 4, 2015 “I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way. more »»

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 »»



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