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”

It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife

They come from every corner of Michigan to join forces in conserving the state’s great outdoors. In northern Oakland County, they’re focused on the Highland Recreation Area. Up near Gaylord, their work can be found in the Pigeon River Country… Read more “It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife”

Osprey’s southern Michigan comeback a team effort

Thanks to efforts to reintroduce the osprey to southern Michigan, the once struggling species is now thriving in urban areas. In fact, a reintroduction program launched about 20 years ago soared past the goal of having at least 30 pairs… Read more “Osprey’s southern Michigan comeback a team effort”

Teamwork, grants boost wildlife conservation efforts across Michigan

Did you know it is easy to turn your backyard into a Michigan conservation project — and that you could get a grant to help you pay for it? Through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Habitat Grant ProgramRead more “Teamwork, grants boost wildlife conservation efforts across Michigan”

Need trout? Michigan nets national reputation as trout fishing mecca

The last Saturday in April is better than Christmas for Michigan trout fishers. “Opening day of trout season is an exciting day for anyone who fishes. It’s the day when streams that have been closed all winter to protect spawning… Read more “Need trout? Michigan nets national reputation as trout fishing mecca”

Winter is a hot time for bird-watching in Southeast Michigan

Cabin fever setting in? Then bundle up, grab your binoculars and head outside for some winter bird-watching. “The great thing about the Detroit area is there’s actually a lot of cool winter birding to do,” said Bailey Lininger, Detroit Audubon… Read more “Winter is a hot time for bird-watching in Southeast Michigan”

Keeping our trees safe from invasive species

eightWest - WOOD-TV Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) has made its way to Michigan. HWA is a devastating invasive species that attacks hemlock trees, which play a crucial role in the forests in Michigan. Hemlock trees are… Read more “Keeping our trees safe from invasive species”

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey conservation lesson

The Exchange - WZZM Thursday, November 15, 2018 By the turn of the 20th century, an estimated 100,000 wild turkeys had vanished from Michigan's landscape. Thanks to a massive conservation effort over the last 50 years, there are now more… Read more “Celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey conservation lesson”
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