BLACK BEARS

One of Michigan’s most massive mammals are those unbelievably brawny, beautiful and berry-loving black bears. Hold on firmly for a few fun facts about these abundant, animated and awe-inspiring animals: Name Game: The scientific name of the American black bear is...

The Great Gray Owl

One of Michigan’s most marvelously mesmerizing bird species are those grandiose, goliath-esque Great Gray Owls (referred to, herein, as GGOs). It’s time for a tally of tantalizing tidbits about these remarkable, yet rare, rat-slaying raptors: The Name Game: The...

Ospreys

Or…Balbusard Pecheur, “Bald Buzzard Fisherman!”   One of the most unique yet ubiquitous bird species in the Mitten State is the osprey. Here are some terrific and talon-ted tidbits about those beautiful, bountiful, and brash birds: The Name Game: The...

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...