Lake Superior Sea Cow

Sea Cow, photo by Tim Trombley Tim Trombley of GreatLakesPhotography.net regularly features his photos on the Great Lakes Echo. They write: He entitled this picture “Sea Cow,” as the pattern of the rocks along the shallows of Lake Superior resembles the markings commonly seen on cows. “I’m always so amazed by the clarity of the … Continue reading Lake Superior Sea Cow

Local food, affordable farms … and cows

mr. timmers cows, photo by Latitude 45. Martin’s photo reminded me of two very unrelated things. The first is an excellent program I heard on the radio last night on Interlochen Public Radio’s Points North featuring Ricardo Salvador of the WK Kellogg Foundation talking about “good food”. The Michigan-based WK Kellogg Foundation has an initiative … Continue reading Local food, affordable farms … and cows

October 8, 1871: The Demon in the Gale

Tinder by Kevin Ryan A sky of flame, of smoke a heavenful, the earth a mass of burning coals, the mighty trees, all works of man between and living things trembling as a child before a demon in the gale. To those who have seen, the picture needs no painting.”-a history of Sanilac County The … Continue reading October 8, 1871: The Demon in the Gale

Halloween Rewind: Le Loup Garou

Where Wolves Play by Michael Seabrook He was beloved by all, and most of all by the children.For he told them tales of the Loup Garou in the forest.And of the goblin thai came in the night to water the horses.And of the White Letiche, the ghost of a child who unchristeneddied, and was doomed … Continue reading Halloween Rewind: Le Loup Garou

Watching the August 21st solar eclipse in Michigan

The solar eclipse will be visible in Michigan on Monday, Aug 21, 2017 so in the interests of maximal eclipse enjoyment, I’m publishing this special Sunday Michigan in Pictures! Solar Eclipse May 21st 2012, photo by John Kennedy The brighter stars and the planets come out. Animals change their behavior. Birds and squirrels nest. Cows return … Continue reading Watching the August 21st solar eclipse in Michigan

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Killdeer, photo by Jeff Dehmel All About Birds says that the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is shorebird you can see without going to the beach: These tawny birds run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt every so often to check their progress, or to see if they’ve startled up any insect prey. Their … Continue reading Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Fourteen Foot Shoal Lighthouse in Lake Huron

14 foot shoal lighthouse, photo by David Juckett Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light remains the gold standard for information about the lighthouses of the Great Lakes. Terry writes (in part) of the process of constructing Fourteen Foot Shoal Light near the entry into Cheboygan Harbor: With completion of the work at Poe Reef in 1929, … Continue reading Fourteen Foot Shoal Lighthouse in Lake Huron

Michigan’s Bird of Fire: Saving the Kirtland’s Warbler

Kirtland’s Warbler, photo by James Fox On June 3-4, northeast Michigan will celebrate a Michigan conservation success story with the annual Kirtland’s Warbler Weekend that includes an Au Sable River Kayak Tour. You can also lend a hand this Saturday with the annual jack pine planting day through the Kirtland’s Warbler Initiative! The Detroit News has … Continue reading Michigan’s Bird of Fire: Saving the Kirtland’s Warbler

MotorCity Horseman

Durell Montgomery of the Motorcity Horsemen, photo courtesy Apiary Projects Here’s a cool benefit for MotorCity Horsemen at Two James Spirits of Detroit that my friend Andrea Maio of Detroit-based media production company Apiary shared: Come celebrate the grit, determination and integrity that is #thespiritofdetroit with the December 13, 2015 premiere of our Johnny Smoking Gun Whiskey video featuring Durell … Continue reading MotorCity Horseman

Haunted Michigan: Le Loup Garou

Moon and Clouds, photo by eyesontheskies He was beloved by all, and most of all by the children. For he told them tales of the Loup Garou in the forest. And of the goblin thai came in the night to water the horses. And of the White Letiche, the ghost of a child who unchristened … Continue reading Haunted Michigan: Le Loup Garou