Thanks for the wilderness, Congressman Dale Kildee!

Sturgeon River Gorge I by David Mayer This week longtime Congressman Dale Kildee passed away. Kildee, uncle of current Flint Representative Dan Kildee, represented Flint for over 30 years earning the nickname “the Cal Ripken of Congress.” He was involved in many efforts including some vital early childhood bills and (of course) auto industry support, … Continue reading Thanks for the wilderness, Congressman Dale Kildee!

Foraging Friday: Black Raspberries growing wild

Black Raspberries Growing Wild in Michigan by Lee Rentz One of the things I love about summertime in Michigan is stumbling upon a snack when I’m out for a walk! Lee found these beauties near Battle Creek. Head over to Lee’s Flickr for the latest & also check out his Facebook & leerentz.com to view … Continue reading Foraging Friday: Black Raspberries growing wild

Get all the stars at Wilderness State Park

The Milky Way over Lake Michigan at Wilderness State Park by Diana Robinson The Michigan DNR explains that Wilderness State Park is one of Michigan’s Dark Sky Preserves: Michigan is lucky to play host to both dark sky preserves and parks that offer stellar celestial landscapes. These locations are specially designated because they have qualities … Continue reading Get all the stars at Wilderness State Park

Gale Force Assemble: Wild Weather on the Way for Michigan

Wild Day on Lake Michigan by Bob Gudas mLive reports that the storm systems that have been tearing across the country are coming to Michigan today, bringing high wind warnings to the state & dumping up to 2 feet of snow on the UP: Lower Michigan should have peak wind gusts between 45 mph and … Continue reading Gale Force Assemble: Wild Weather on the Way for Michigan

Wildfire in the Sky

Sleeping Bear Bay Northern Lights, photo by Kenneth Snyder Here’s a feature via Leelanau.com… A Conflagration of Storms from his online book The 23rd Cycle, Dr. Sten Odenwald tells of the evening of March 13, 1989 when a massive wave of solar energy struck our atmosphere, creating one of the most impressive northern lights displays … Continue reading Wildfire in the Sky

Sturgeon Bay Outhouse & Winter Cabin Camping at Wilderness State Park

Sturgeon Bay Outhouse, photo by David Clark We’re going to let David Clark of one of my favorite blogs, Cliffs and Ruins, take over today’s post. He writes: The most scenic walk to an outhouse award goes to Sturgeon Bay Cabin at Wilderness State Park, where this line of wind-blown cedars escorts you to the … Continue reading Sturgeon Bay Outhouse & Winter Cabin Camping at Wilderness State Park

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