Wild UP Cranberries

Wild UP cranberries, photo by Blondieyooper. We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving on Absolute Michigan today with two features. One will help you make it a Michigan Thanksgiving and the other has a bowlful of information about Michigan cranberries. A few years ago Waterland Living wrote about wild cranberries. It’s packed with great advice about finding and … Continue reading Wild UP Cranberries

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Sturgeon River

Along the Sturgeon River, photo by Coder. 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 they … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Sturgeon River

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Ontonagon River

Upper Bond Falls, photo by James Marvin Phelps. 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: Ontonagon River

Hepatica … and other Michigan Wildflowers

Hepatica, photo by d charvat. Wikipedia says that Hepatica was named for its leaves, which, like the human liver (Greek hepar), have three lobes. It was once used as a medicinal herb. Owing to the doctrine of signatures, the plant was thought an effective treatment for liver disorders. Although poisonous in large doses, the leaves … Continue reading Hepatica … and other Michigan Wildflowers

Auto trail coming to Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, photo by Wigwam Jones. The Great Lakes Echo has a feature by Emma Ogutu about a 7.5-mile auto trail through Saginaw County’s Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge that opens in May (assuming the eagles cooperate). “Everything will depend on a pair of eagles which built a nest just 50 feet off the … Continue reading Auto trail coming to Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Rock River Falls in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness Area

Rock River Falls, photo by gkretovic. Regular readers of Michigan in Pictures know that  Go Waterfalling is the source for Michigan waterfall information. Their Rock River Falls entry says: This wild waterfall is hidden in the Rock River Wilderness Area north of Chatham. Reaching it will require you to drive down some old logging roads … Continue reading Rock River Falls in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness Area

Rock River Falls in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness

Rock River Falls, photo by Shadows in Reflection. The Rock River Falls entry on the fantastic waterfall info site Go Waterfalling says: This wild waterfall is hidden in the Rock River Wilderness Area north of Chatham. Reaching it will require you to drive down some old logging roads and hike a mile or two along … Continue reading Rock River Falls in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness

Where the Wild Things Are … in Michigan

Pinhole: Acme Creek, photo by Matt Callow. The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another. His mother called him “WILD THING!” and Max said “I’LL EAT YOU UP!” so he was sent to bed without eating anything. That very night in Max’s room a forest grew and grew- … Continue reading Where the Wild Things Are … in Michigan

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, photo by kmaz. Be sure to check this out bigger or in Konrad’s Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park set (slideshow). I’m thinking this waterfall might be Manabezho Falls. For more on this amazing state park, check out Porcupine Mounties on Michigan in Pictures, this cool article from Summit Post on … Continue reading Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park