Grayling are poised for a comeback in Michigan

For Ed Eisch, the ongoing effort to reintroduce the grayling to northern Michigan streams is nothing less than an opportunity to right what he considers a historical wrong. After all, the fish’s demise in Michigan more than a century ago… Read more “Grayling are poised for a comeback in Michigan”

Fishing helps father, daughter bond while isolating during pandemic crisis

John Ciambelli had always planned to teach his daughter, Rey, how to fish, just like his dad did with him during family vacations decades ago. But then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, which had the effect of speeding up the tutelage… Read more “Fishing helps father, daughter bond while isolating during pandemic crisis”

Wildlife Photo Mosaics celebrate Michigan’s conservation success stories

From a tiny warbler to a giant fish, 6 comebacks on display at Michigan History Center. Considering all the effort that went into ensuring the survival of what are now some of Michigan’s most high-profile animal species, it’s only fitting… Read more “Wildlife Photo Mosaics celebrate Michigan’s conservation success stories”

Michigan Wildlife Council unveils photo mosaics honoring wildlife conservation

Report’s release coincides with unveiling of new Michigan Wildlife Photo Mosaics exhibit at Michigan History Center celebrating state’s greatest wildlife conservation success stories A survey released Tuesday by the Michigan Wildlife Council shows more Michiganders than ever know hunting and… Read more “Michigan Wildlife Council unveils photo mosaics honoring wildlife conservation”

Need a do-over on your 2020 New Year’s resolution? Try forest bathing

New Year’s resolution helps woman discover a whole new side of Michigan’s great outdoors. Anne Brown blazed a trail across Michigan in 2019. Fifty-two of them, to be exact. “My New Year’s resolution was to walk or hike 52 different… Read more “Need a do-over on your 2020 New Year’s resolution? Try forest bathing”

Surviving in winter: How these remarkable Michigan animals make it to spring

Technically, winter doesn’t start for another few days … but try telling that to your brain. Reduced daylight, plunging temperatures, growing snowdrifts — it’s the beginning of go-outside-only-when-you-have-to season for some Michigan humans. The state’s wildlife doesn’t have it that… Read more “Surviving in winter: How these remarkable Michigan animals make it to spring”

Snowy owls’ winter arrival is highly anticipated in Michigan

They’re large, fluffy and white, and they’re about to descend on Michigan. No, they’re not snowflakes — they’re snowy owls. Like other migrating birds, snowy owls head to more temperate climes during the winter. But their definition of “temperate” differs… Read more “Snowy owls’ winter arrival is highly anticipated in Michigan”

Deer hunters’ impact on the state extends far beyond Michigan’s fields and woods

On Nov. 15, Mike Swank will continue a tradition that began 43 years ago with his dad and brother — he’ll venture into the woods for opening day of Michigan’s firearm deer season. “I still remember those first few times… Read more “Deer hunters’ impact on the state extends far beyond Michigan’s fields and woods”
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