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Hunting the elusive morel

Hunting the elusive morel

By Carol Stiffler Now that our tiny, encore winter is over, the weather is just right for morel mushrooms to appear on the forest floor. Popping up under last year’s leaves, the prized fungi are already luring people into the woods. Seney resident Johnny Bowler did a...
World’s oldest loons return to Seney

World’s oldest loons return to Seney

Over the weekend our friends Laura Wong and Larry McGahey biked into the refuge and confirmed the return of the two oldest documented Common Loons on the planet. The male, called the ABJ, was banded as a young refuge chick in 1987, and thus his age is known precisely:...
Tahquamenon taking proper precautions

Tahquamenon taking proper precautions

By Dan Hardenbrook One of the few activities that is actually being encouraged during Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order is getting outside. Walking, hiking, running, and biking, as well as walking your pets were among items listed as...
Sap season burns hard and fast

Sap season burns hard and fast

By John Blanchard Spring is in the air and that means that across the north, the scent of maple is in the air. Maple sap is the first food nature produces each year. Remember the lush maple forests last year? Billions and billions of maple leaves that went from green...
An update on wolves

An update on wolves

Lou Bennett and members of the Tahquamenon Sportsmen’s Club recently traveled to L’Anse to meet with members of Hunter Nation to discuss managing the gray wolf population and sustain the Upper Peninsula deer herds. Bennett said the meeting was smaller than the recent...
Take down bird feeders now to reduce conflicts with bears

Take down bird feeders now to reduce conflicts with bears

Michigan black bears soon will be rising from hibernation and searching for a replenishing meal. In order to help local communities avoid potential conflicts with bears, the Department of Natural Resources recommends that residents consider taking down bird feeders...