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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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Dave Irish: A Life Spent Playing With Boats

By Howard Meyerson In the resort community of Harbor Springs, MI, the name Dave Irish brings nods of affirmation. Accolades often follow about the 79-year-old entrepreneur who sailed into port as a six-year-old boy with his family; who grew up … Continue reading

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River Restoration: Is it Good for Birds?

By Howard Meyerson When Doug Klein goes birdwatching along the Thornapple River near Nashville, he often is pleased about what he finds. Birds are numerous, particularly at the nearby Nashville site where a 155-year-old dam stood until 2009, when it … Continue reading

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