Monthly Archives: July 2012

Give It Your All

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The 65th annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon was held last weekend. Here are some shots from the sprints held the day before to determine starting position. The sprints are essentially time trials where teams have to paddle downstream then turn … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

One doesn’t normally find a frog inside a pitcher plant. They are carnivorous. They survive by attracting insects which fly in and land and can’t get out and then get digested by the fluids and bacteria in the plant. So, is … Continue reading

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Salmon update: Michigan likely to take big stocking cuts

By Howard Meyerson Michigan is likely to make big reductions in the number of future Chinook salmon it plants in Lake Michigan. Final decisions about that and a lake-wide stocking strategy are expected yet this month by the Lake Michigan … Continue reading

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North Country Trail: America’s longest footpath celebrated at national conference in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson LOWELL, MI — If you ask Dave Cornell about long-distance hiking, the 73-year-old Delton resident is unequivocal about its place in life. “Hiking has made a difference. It saved my life. There is nothing like strapping on … Continue reading

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Wild & Scenic: The Betsie River is a special place

By Howard Meyerson THOMPSONVILLE, MI — I was drifting with the current when I saw them ahead: two 4-foot-tall sandhill cranes. Each was stalking the shaded shallows, methodically looking for something to eat. I signaled my buddy, who put up … Continue reading

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Early goose season on tap, new shot-size rules

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI — Michigan’s resident Canada goose population is doing just fine, and hunters will have a shot at them again come Sept. 1. In fact, they are likely to have more birds to shoot. Michigan’s Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Explorer Pushes the Boundaries

A 48 year-old paddler, Wave Vidmar, is about engage in a serious undertaking: paddling solo for 3,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii. Vidmar, who plans to leave from Sausalito, figures the trip will take from 45 … Continue reading

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Beautiful Birds: Great Blue Herons

Great Blue Herons are magnificent birds. Photo by Walt Spencer found at: Choctawhatchee Audubon Society on Facebook.

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My Kind of Place: The Nooksack

I’ve never been here. But now that I know, I am likely to look for it. Found:  NooksackWildAndScenic, a river in Washington State. American Rivers, the non-profit river conservation group is seeking federal Wild and Scenic status for the river … Continue reading

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Allow how many eagles to die?

Utilities are looking to extend the length of a special permit they get that allows for incidental golden and bald eagle kills from wind turbines. The US Fish & Wildlife Service has posted a plan on the Federal Register  to … Continue reading

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