Happy Fourth of July, Michigan!

Balloon Festival, Howell, MI, June, 2008, photo by Norm Powell (napowell30d) If you’re needing any boost to your Independence Day attitude, I’m guessing this guy could help you out. Happy Fourth of July everyone! Check this photo out bigger and see more in Norm’s huge Southeastern Michigan slideshow. Much more Fourth of July fun on Michigan … Continue reading Happy Fourth of July, Michigan!

Frog Sex: It’s Complicated

BACKYARD NATURE, photo by John E Heintz Jr April is the time when we start to hear some of Michigan’s 13 species of frogs and toads making noise. While the green frogs pictured above were confusing their Frogbook friends in July, most of the distinctive spring frog calls are males advertising that they’re looking for … Continue reading Frog Sex: It’s Complicated

Purple Martins (and Mosquitos)

Decoy Upside down, photo by F. D. Richards Putting up a Purple Martin house is like installing a miniature neighborhood in your backyard. In the East, dark, glossy-blue males and brown females will peer from the entrances and chirp from the rooftops all summer … Our largest swallows, Purple Martins perform aerial acrobatics to snap … Continue reading Purple Martins (and Mosquitos)

Frankenmuth Dog Bowl

Champion coming!, photo by Frankenmuth Fun. Frankenmuth invites you to Dog Bowl 2011, the Midwest’s largest Olympic style event for dogs. This annual event takes place Memorial Weekend (May 28 & 29) at Frankenmuth River Place and includes events for dogs including agility competitions, dock dives, dog disc competition, fashion shows, canine cruise and (of … Continue reading Frankenmuth Dog Bowl