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Signs of a late autumn are turning up

October 21, 2016 "It is too late." The old man shook his head. "It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be. more »»

The northwoods are in transition

October 14, 2016 “Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.” — Bill Watterson “The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. more »»

Warm weather makes this fall one of the best

October 7, 2016 “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. more »»

Seasons are ready to make their change

September 30, 2016 “Of course, fall isn't just about preparing for winter. It's also about sitting on the patio in a worn wool sweater and warming your hands over the swirl of steam rising from a coffee cu. more »»

Fall has finally arrived in the Upper Peninsula

September 23, 2016 “We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.” — Henry Rollins It seems summer is reluctant to go. more »»

Families appear as fall migration continues in U.P.

September 16, 2016 “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” — George Santayana Families seem to be around everywhere as bird migration continues with a few interruptions in northern Michigan. more »»

Upper Peninsula begins transition into autumn

September 9, 2016 “In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silenc. more »»

Autumn slowly moves over U.P.

September 2, 2016 “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. more »»

Enjoying the last few weeks of summer

August 26, 2016 “So that the monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts seemed consolingly to repeat over and over agai. more »»

Water supply an ongoing issue for birds

August 12, 2016 “These summer days float away like the first fallen leaves in a lazy stream, seemingly right in front of you, drifting, drifting, then suddenly gone. more »»

Summer heat forces changes to migration

July 29, 2016 “The morning heat had already soaked through the walls, rising up from the floor like a ghost of summers past.” — Erik Tomblin Heat — that has been the word now for this amazing summer. more »»

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 »»



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