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Category Archives: Michigan
This weekend we drove up to Sault Ste. Marie (“the Soo”) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) for a group birding event with a guide from Michigan Audubon. If you had told me five years ago that I would (a) pay … Continue reading
Like many people who care about social and environmental issues, I sometimes get discouraged. Can I really make a difference? What impact can I have by writing a letter to my representative, or signing a petition? Petitions are a dime … Continue reading
The Nuthatch Patrol are sounding their “yank yank!” alarm as I trudge through the silent woodland, knee-deep in drifts of heavy, wet snow. Red-bellied woodpeckers bicker high up in the naked oak tree. A lone gull flies overhead, like a … Continue reading
I’ve never liked winter very much. Sure, the first snow of the season is pretty, but after a couple days the charm fades away and it turns dirty and slushy. And all the leaves are gone on the trees, making … Continue reading
Remember my post about picking up balloons in the lake at Bald Mountain a few weeks ago? I’ve picked up more than a few since that day. So you’ll understand why I was discouraged today when I found out about … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago the first of the Great Blue Herons arrived back on their nests at the Holland Ponds rookery. I only found out about this large communal nesting site last spring, so I still get very excited about … Continue reading
We’d been meaning to visit Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge near Saginaw, Michigan, for quite some time. So when a fellow birder reported some great birds up there last week, we decided to check it out. It’s only 80 miles from … Continue reading
We had success last weekend in finding the rare Kirtland’s Warbler. Not at the Tawas Point Birding Festival on Saturday, but the next day in Grayling. We took one of the tours that leave from the Ramada Inn, and were … Continue reading