Author Archives: Howard Meyerson

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.

All Along the Watchtower

A Tuesday fave. This modern rendition of Bob Dylan’s song, which was elevated by the late Jimi Hendrix, remains as important today. A global video by Playing for Change that reminds us we need to come together. Enjoy. –HM

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Trump moves to weaken Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Many North American bird populations are declining at an alarming rate. The findings of an international team of researchers, written by lead author Ken Rosenberg, a senior scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Bird Conservancy, showed that 29%, about 3 … Continue reading

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Bear Trouble?

NOTE: It’s that time of year again and black bears are on the move in Michigan. Here are tips from Michigan DNR about preventing nuisance bear encounters in the fall. —HM Even though the weather has gotten cooler, black bears … Continue reading

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Hoping for the best

It has now been two years since the National Park Service (NPS) began restoring the wolf population at Isle Royale National Park, with four arriving from Minnesota in the fall of 2018, followed by 15 more from Canada and the … Continue reading

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Fishing for Trouble

Photography by Istock/Doug4537 By Howard Meyerson It was one of those hot and muggy summer days on the Kalamazoo River and I had just finished securing my canoe on top of the car after a paddle, when I noticed the … Continue reading

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Early Start on a New Year

Things have been quiet here for the last few months. It’s been a busy and creative period, having accepted a new position as managing editor of Michigan BLUE. This is the 10th year for BLUE, a statewide lifestyle magazine with … Continue reading

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Ahh Yeaah! Shopping on Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas all. Hope you enjoy this little groove from one of my favorite musicans.

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Invasive Asian carp less than 50 miles from Lake Michigan

Great Lake states and the federal government continue to devote money and brainpower to stopping a potential Great Lakes ecological disaster Source: Invasive Asian carp less than 50 miles from Lake Michigan

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Nothing beats fall for paddling

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Invasive Plants and Birds: Research Shows Native Plants Are Better for Nutrition

By Howard Meyerson Kay Charter isn’t shy about letting people know that native plants are preferred when it comes to providing nutrition for birds. She and her husband, Jim, restored 30 acres of prairie on their 44-acre Omena bird preserve, … Continue reading

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