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Surfing, sawing and new perspective/Dan Schneider

July 19, 2013 My first surf was at Seaside Reef south of Encinitas, Calif. more »»

Summer means berries are ripe for picking/Brian Hess

July 12, 2013 Summer is upon us and berry-picking season is getting under way. There are a plethora of berries to pick in the Copper Country throughout the spring, summer, and fall. more »»

Fish, birds, snails equal what, you say?/Biological Bits

June 28, 2013 Mother Nature can be very complicated in her day-to-day ecosystem operations. While most life cycles are fairly simple, others can be extremely entangled and perplexing. more »»

Longest Day anglers haul in big catches

June 21, 2013 By JIM?JUNTTILA For the Gazette COPPER?HARBOR?— Mark Kinnunen caught a nice 36.25-inch, 16. more »»

Silver leaves in midsummer night’s light/Dan Schneider

June 21, 2013 Today is June 21, the solstice. The apex of summer and the longest day of the year. The sun stays above the horizon, evenings stretch on. At this time of year it is possible to start out at 9 p.m. more »»

Digre is grand prize angler at Rice Lake Fishing Derby

June 14, 2013 LAKE LINDEN — Kent Digre was the grand prize winner at Sunday's Rice Lake Fishing Derby put on by the Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen's Club. more »»

Ticks target people enjoying warmer weather/Brian Hess

June 14, 2013 Spring and early summer provide lots of opportunities to get out and explore the woods and surrounding areas. more »»

What you can do about aquatic invasive species/Janet Marr

May 31, 2013 Some Copper Country lakes now have fleas. (Spiny water fleas, that is). Eurasian water-milfoil, another infamous and unwelcome aquatic invasive species, has also put in an appearance. So .. more »»

Suckers — faces only mother fish could love/Biological Bits

May 24, 2013 The old saying “Don't judge a book by its cover,” is true of the sucker family. They have an image of being a useless trash or rough fish, which is not true, as we will see. more »»

In praise of maps/Out There

May 17, 2013 Days like this, it’s nice to have maps. It is Sunday morning, May 12. The wind is howling outside, temperatures in the low 30s under a gray sky. There is fresh snow on the ground. more »»

Wild ramp a tasty forest find/Wilder-notes

May 10, 2013 With the change of season into spring the forest will start to emerge from its slumber. Soon the morel mushrooms, dandelions, fiddlehead ferns and several other wild edibles will be popping u. more »»

Heritage, great outdoors come together at historical sites/Inside the DNR

May 3, 2013 If you’re looking for some family fun this spring and summer, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Michigan’s rich history while soaking up some of its natural splendor at Michigan Historical... more »»

A watershed —?where does the H2O?go?/Biological Bits

April 26, 2013 What exactly is a watershed? No, it is not a shed or building where water is kept, but sort of, courtesy of Mother Nature. more »»

The art of the pulaski: Doug Welker and the NCT/Dan Schneider

April 19, 2013 On a summer day back in 2009, I was building trail with Doug Welker down in Baraga County, vicinity of Herman. more »»

Keeping an eye on the sky for Brockway birds/Wilder-notes

April 12, 2013 Spring is due to come to the Copper country any time now. I have been patiently awaiting its arrival. more »»

Locals put power down at Powderhorn

April 5, 2013 BESSEMER — Travis Kaurala of Pelkie came within seconds of making a rare 4-for-4 run through the Mid-America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers circuit snowmobile hillclimb at Big Powderhor. more »»

Native plantings attract new backyard visitors/Inside the DNR

April 5, 2013 As I was hauling firewood near our house, I saw a flock of about 30 birds alight in a box elder tree along our lane, about 100 yards off. more »»

Minnows:?Big or small, tell me all/Biological Bits

March 29, 2013 When anglers hear the word minnow, they think of any small silvery fish. Some folks think of the SS Minnow on Gilligan's Island and perhaps it was named after the fish, but only Hollywood know. more »»

Tiger trout — myth or fact?/Biological bits

March 22, 2013 Since this is being composed in sunny Lakeland, Fla. more »»

Unfinished business: skis and a sanctuary/Out There

March 15, 2013 With these words, I begin my second year as an outdoors columnist. Last year at this time, I was riding my mountain bike on muddy railroad grades and musing about the sound of spring runoff. more »»

 
 

 

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