Wild & Scenic Rivers: September color along the Carp River

West from the Lake of the Clouds, photo by Jim Sorbie Glints of yellow, orange and red are starting to pop up around the state, so it’s probably time to get some fall wallpaper for your computer! Check that link for a ton and get fall color reports and color touring ideas from the Pure Michigan Fall … Continue reading Wild & Scenic Rivers: September color along the Carp River

Exotic Michigan: Beaver Creek Wilderness

Beaver Basin Wilderness, photo by Michigan Nut Photography The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore says that the 11,740 acre Beaver Basin Wilderness was created in 2009 and: …includes 13 miles of stunning Lake Superior shoreline from Spray Falls on the west to Sevenmile Creek on the east. The wilderness is some 3.5 miles deep. The Beaver Basin … Continue reading Exotic Michigan: Beaver Creek Wilderness

Dwarf Lake Iris: Michigan’s State Wildflower

Dwarf Lake Iris, photo by Mark Swanson The Michigan DNR relates that Michigan’s state wildflower, the Dwarf Lake Iris (Iris lacustris): grows nowhere else but in the Great Lakes region, and most within Michigan’s boundaries: In Michigan, Dwarf Lake Iris is especially concentrated along certain stretches of the northern Great Lakes shoreline, where it may … Continue reading Dwarf Lake Iris: Michigan’s State Wildflower

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Over the (Pine) River

Pine River Bridge Wellston, Michigan, photo by John Mickevich It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Over the (Pine) River

Ramps, Wild Leeks, Spring Onion, Allium tricoccum

Wild Leeks, photo by CherryCapitalFoods Here’s some of a Wild Food Wednesday on Wild Leeks I wrote for eatdrinkTC.com. You often find these oniony treasures when you’re morel hunting. Leeks are in the woodse now, and more than one little bird has told me of morels popping around the state as well!  Whether you know them as ramps, wild … Continue reading Ramps, Wild Leeks, Spring Onion, Allium tricoccum

Polling for Parks: Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park

Sunset over Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains, photo by John McCormick USA Today is polling their readers to see what they think the 10 best state parks in the nation are. The entry page for the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park says: The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, or the “Porkies” as its known to frequent … Continue reading Polling for Parks: Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park

Morel in the Wild: The 2013 Season is upon us!

morel in the wild, photo by the little red hen Reports are trickling in from around the state about morels, including some tasty photos from yesterday of morels folks are finding on the Michigan Morel Facebook. Michigan in Pictures has a ton of morel mushroom information to help you find these elusive but delicious delicacies. … Continue reading Morel in the Wild: The 2013 Season is upon us!

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Manistee River

Manistee River, near Sharon, Michigan, photo by gregorydseman It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Manistee River

Eben Ice Caves in the Rock River Wilderness

A Healthy Green Glow, photo by nasunto I know it’s wintertime when I start seeing a lot of people asking about the Eben Ice Caves. Like many of the subjects on Michigan in Pictures, I don’t know much more than what I write on the blog. Recently, however, a good-hearted soul created the Eben Ice Caves … Continue reading Eben Ice Caves in the Rock River Wilderness

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Au Sable River

Changing Skies over the Au Sable HDR, photo by hz536n/George Thomas It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Au Sable River