Possums

One of the most maligned and misunderstood mammals in Michigan are possums. Yet, in reality, they are very beneficial animals. Here are some terrific tidbits about these harmless, somewhat hairless, and hardy helpers: You say Possum; I say Opossum In true...

URBAN BIRDS

The comeback of peregrine falcons…   Michigan’s speediest and stealthiest raptor species is positively the peregrine falcon. Here are some fascinating facts about those fast and fierce feathered friends. The scientific name of the peregrine falcon is Falco...

BOBCATS

“Bobcat tracks in the snow. Tell me, Mister Bobcat, where is it that you go?” ~Old Crow Medicine Show   The smallest wild cats in the Mitten State are enigmatic and elusive animals. Here are some amazingly awesome attributes of those beautiful, bobtailed bandits,...

MICHIGAN EAGLES

“I wanna fly like an eagle, to the sea. Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me.” ~Steve Miller Band   The bird bestowed with the honor of being our national symbol has an intriguing life history and ecology. Here are some fascinating facts about our...

The Essential…Six Fly Patterns!

by Patrick Bevier June 01, 2018 “If you were stranded on a sand bar island in the middle of your favorite river, and only had six fly patterns to choose from, what would they be?” That’s the inquiry I made to three Up North fly fishing aficionados...