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...

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...