Soon enough, fall and sights like this will be upon us. Look around a bit – the first signs are already here.
Craig Turk photograph
Have you sighted in your bow yet? Or maybe you’re going to opt for a crossbow this year – something that’s legal for all archers this fall, though one must buy the specific license. (Subscriber access) Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Ojibwa called it Neeshoda Spee. The early white settlers named it The Big Two Hearted River. Earnest Hemingway immortalized the stream in a short story by the same name he published in 1925. Wifee Poo and I blundered into finding the historic river in June of 1992. (Subscriber access)
Steve Petersen, Northern Highland State Forest superintendent said there are some new bike routes in the works, or soon to be, expanding riding opportunities in and around the NHAL State Forest. (Subscriber access)
It seems like summer just got here, but on July 20, Callie and I were hiking on Powell Marsh when we were surprised to see and hear three greater yellowlegs, a shorebird that nests in central Canada and southern Alaska. (Subscriber access)
Summer construction on the WinMan trail system is well underway. Anyone who is interested in trail design, construction and maintenance is encouraged to attend the Meet the WinMan Trail Crew day. The event will take place on Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. and will begin at the County Highway W trailhead.
It’s all to help a little bird that can’t perch like a normal bird. That’s why North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Club got together to build a vertical home for the chimney swift. (Subscriber access)
Having spent nearly seven decades living Up North, I can truly and sincerely say the decade of the ‘50s was my favorite. It is my opinion the decade of the 50s was the time our nation reached its greatest grandeur – at least for folks living in the Northwoods. (Subscriber access)
In mid-July, many people wonder why the woods become so quiet. It’s relatively simple – male birds sing loudest and longest during their initial breeding and territory establishment, and then to maintain their pair bonding and their territories. But once nesting has been successfully completed, most birds will only occasionally sing, if at all, and the woods become oddly silent. (Subscriber access)