Monthly Archives: March 2013

Helping Birds: Ann Arbor city ornithologist makes a difference

This is the first installment in a Michigan Audubon Society feature series about outstanding Michigan people in the world of birds and birding. _________  By Howard Meyerson Deaver Armstrong recalls the news she got in 1996.  A volunteer told her … Continue reading

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Ice-out time: Anglers need to check boats and motors

By Howard Meyerson Ice-out fishing is an exciting time for anglers. When the ice disappears, fish go on the feed. But if you plan to fish from a boat with an outboard or sterndrive, a few pre-launch steps are in … Continue reading

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Paddlers called to help map Lake Michigan Water Trail

By Howard Meyerson With spring just around the corner, paddlers already are making plans. And some are thinking about the waters of Lake Michigan. This is likely to be a big year for the Lake Michigan Water Trail, the four-state … Continue reading

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Originally posted on All Things Great Lakes:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that the coal-fired Lake Michigan ferry SS Badger will be allowed to operate — and continue dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan — for two more…

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Boundary Waters Canoe Guide Ramsey Dowgiallo Presents at Grand Rapids Ultimate Sport Show

By Howard Meyerson Ramsey Dowgiallo was 17 years old and stricken with pneumonia when he first read about Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. His mother bought him a book about it. He’d long been a fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. But … Continue reading

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Asian Carp DNA Study Finds Other Causes than Live Fish

By Howard Meyerson Federal scientists studying the origins of Asian carp DNA found in the Great Lakes, particularly in the Chicago Area Waterway system, ground zero in the politically heated debate about separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River Basin, … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Wind turbine bird, bat deaths to be monitored?

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI – Michigan wind power operators may soon be able to get a state permit to collect and count the number of birds and bats that are injured and killed by turbines each year, but they … Continue reading

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Big Draw: Crossbow hunting increases in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson For all the uncertainty and angst that surrounded crossbows in 2009 — the year the Michigan Department of Natural Resources allowed their more widespread use by hunters during the archery deer season -— it seems that only … Continue reading

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Looking Back on Everest: Jim Whittaker 50 years hence

Perhaps you know of this man: Jim Wittaker, the first American to climb Mt. Everest. That American expedition took place nearly 50 years ago in 1963. Whittaker and his sherpa,  Nawang Gombu, were the seventh and eighth ever to climb … Continue reading

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St. Joseph River Great for Winter Steelhead Fishing

By Howard Meyerson ST. JOSEPH, MI -. Russ Clark’s motto is simple:  “patience and persistence.”  That’s what it takes to catch steelhead. And on an unusually warm February day not long ago, the 27-year veteran charter captain demonstrated its wisdom. … Continue reading

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