Monthly Archives: June 2012

Originally posted on Ontario Travel Blog:
Guest blogger Michael Zhang is a professional writer and translator (in Chinese) based in Toronto, Ontario. Michael writes and translates regularly for media both in China and Canada on traveling, lifestyle and culture. His…

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Bear precautions taken in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have closed two backcountry campsites due to overly familiar black bear. Park officials say no one has been hurt. The closures are simply a precaution, a story in the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. Bears … Continue reading

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Wheels of Fortune

Found at Sculpture Gardens on Facebook

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Will Power: Will temptations ever cease?

Ok. So it isn’t necessarily local and it isn’t necessarily good for you, but what a sweet twist on an old camping favorite. Now, how not to eat a whole bag…

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Smaller shot to be required at two game areas

By Howard Meyerson Smaller shot sizes will be required at two managed waterfowl hunting areas this fall if a proposal calling for No. 1 shot, or smaller is approved by the Natural Resources Commission for safety reasons. Organized hunters have … Continue reading

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Progress linking Appalachian Trail with 4,600-mile North Country Trail

Imagine being able to walk from North Dakota to Maine. Then, if you were really of a mind to, you could turn and hike down to Georgia. That’s the gist of a Washington Post story today that discusses the progress, … Continue reading

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Pedaling to Prosperity: Biking Saves U.S. Riders Billions

Common sense would tell most of us that it is cheaper to ride a bike to work than to drive a car, but data compiled by League of American Bicyclists and others suggests a vast amount could be saved by … Continue reading

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Young owls: Who could resist?

Owls are such unusual birds with their big eyes that draw us in and calls at night that make us smile. Despite the warm-fuzzies most associate with owls, they are  effective predators – raptors, plain and simple. I came to … Continue reading

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Experimental lamprey trapping tried on St. Mary’s River

By Howard Meyerson Sault St. Marie, Ont. — Anglers on the St. Mary’s River may notice a change in water levels in the river’s rapids in June and July. An experimental sea lamprey trapping effort below the Brookfield Renewable Power … Continue reading

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Great News: Plovers nest on South Manitou Island.

Good news today from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore which released this photo of the first piping plover nest on South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan. Plovers are on the federal endangered species list. Michigan and federal authorities have been … Continue reading

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