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Weather keeps many birds to the south

April 29, 2016 “Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead. more »»

 
 
 
Warm weather brings new birds to area

April 22, 2016 “People think of waves as going in an orderly crash — whoosh — crash — whoosh, but in fact there are lots of different crashes and whooshes, all at different stages, and all going off at the same... more »»

Warm weather sure to bring area to life

April 15, 2016 Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? — Rose F. more »»

Weather tests returning birds

April 8, 2016 “In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” — Mark Twain It’s truly the time of “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. more »»

Spring’s progress slows

March 25, 2016 “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” — Eddie Cantor Slow is the word for the progress of sprin. more »»

Spring is short, enjoy every minute

March 18, 2016 “Something in the air this morning made me feel like flying. more »»

Spring barrels in, bringing new arrivals

March 11, 2016 “In a land of immigrants, one was not an alien but simply the latest arrival.” — Rudolf Arnheim The arrival of migrating birds marks spring with a certain air of certainty. more »»

Hope builds with signs of coming season

March 4, 2016 “I hear the passing echoes of winter and feel the warming spring on my face.” — Terri Guillemets The march toward spring is full of hope, excitement and mental images of change. more »»

Spring will come soon, no need to rush

February 26, 2016 “Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. more »»

Winter is here, but not for too long

February 19, 2016 “Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.” — Terri Guillemets Winter has arrived in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

February has been full of surprises

February 12, 2016 “To improve is to change: to be perfect is to change often.” — Winston Churchill “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past of present are certain to miss the future.” — John . more »»

February begins, and spring is on the horizon

February 5, 2016 “It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. more »»

Winter unique for weather, birding opportunities

January 29, 2016 “I pray this winter be gentle and kind — a season of rest from the wheel of the min. more »»

Even with bitter cold, falling snow, birding still good

January 22, 2016 “If from the top of a long cold barren hill I hear the distant whistle of a thrush which seems to come up from some warm woody shelter beyond the edge of the hill, this sound coming faint over the... more »»

Winter may finally be here; Christmas Bird Counts are underway

December 18, 2015 “Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath makes me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.” — Terri Guillemet Finally thermometers are more correctly reflecting the temperatures of the seaso. more »»

Will mild temps bring unusual additions to CBC?

December 11, 2015 I love snow, snow, and all the forms of radiant frost. — Percy Bysshe Shelley Thick, crystalline frost seems to be the extent of winter recently across much of the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Winter’s delay will make Christmas bird counts amusing

December 4, 2015 “Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder — no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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