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Fall migration begins, as summer flies

July 22, 2016 “In summer, the song sings itself.” William Carlos Williams “Do what we can, summer has its flies.” Henry David Thoreau almost had it right. He should have just said, “summer flies. more »»

Summer’s beauty inspiring

July 15, 2016 “Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” — Hosea Ballou Sun streaming through the final moments of a summer rain often bring smiles and a gladness of the heart. more »»

Summer is often full of surprises

July 8, 2016 “I hope your summer is like a little box filled with surprises.” — Unknown Summer is often full of surprises. more »»

U.P. habitats provide many great surprises

July 1, 2016 “Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. more »»

U.P. provides ‘ecological cubby holes’

June 24, 2016 “The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. more »»

Birds find their way through confusing temps

June 17, 2016 “Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” — Pablo Neruda El Nino and the seasons have a way of conspiring to even things out. more »»

Final wave of migrants move through area

June 10, 2016 “It is not half so important to know as to feel.” — Rachel Carson Seeing shorebirds running along the water’s edge brings to mind all sorts of questions. more »»

May a true season of wonder in U.P.

June 3, 2016 “What potent blood hath modest May.” — Ralph W. Emerson May is a true season of wonder in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Signs of the season continue

May 27, 2016 “You can observe a lot by just watching.” — Yogi Berra Life in May seems to move as fast as light. more »»

Spring birds continue to flow into U.P.

May 20, 2016 "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May. more »»

Migration brings waves of blue to area

May 13, 2016 “Nobody leaves here without singing the blues.” B.B. more »»

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 »»



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