WHEN THUNDER ROARS! THE MOST UNDERRATED SEVERE WEATHER HAZARD…

The sultry days of summer have faded but the season of powerful electrical storms is not over in our Great Lakes State. Nature’s way does not always follow the calendar and those with boating, camping hiking, fishing or hunting plans in our southern states should bear...

Return of the Lawn Lobsters!

Devil Crayfish, also known as mudbugs or crawdads; are the most widely spread crayfish of Michigan… Mysterious miniature “chimneys” are emerging in moist meadows and lawns as well as along stream banks across most of Michigan; just as they do every spring and...

Spittlebugs

Over two months have slipped by since strange frothy bubbles shimmered on plant stems in meadows, fallow farm fields and along weedy roadsides. The season of the mystery bubbles that seemingly appear overnight is over and won’t return until late next spring, but...

SNOWY OWLS

by Jonathan Schechter January 01, 2018 Snowy owls are charismatic, majestic and mysterious. They are the heaviest of all North American owls with some weighing almost six pounds. Their yellow eyes, massive talons, feathered feet, eye-catching white plumage and diurnal...

Pileated Woodpecker: Michigan’s forest bird extraordinaire

by Jonathan Schechter February 01, 2016 Many secrets of the pileated woodpecker, the forest bird extraordinaire of Michigan, unfold during winter months, and so do dramatic photographic opportunities. With increased visibility after leaf-fall, coupled with audible...