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Outdoors

Swap Meet and Hillclimb next Saturday

Just as summer is the time for Vacations, fall is Motorsport time! This coming Saturday, Sept. 24 is the start of many events, and activities for Off Road Vehicle (ORV) and Snowmobile riders. Yes, Snowmobile riders! Next Saturday, the Keweenaw ATV Club and the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club will ...

Fungal outbreak threatens tricolored bat with extinction

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials announced plans Tuesday to list the tricolored bat as endangered — the second U.S. bat species recommended for the designation this year as a fungal disease ravages their populations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in March proposed ...

New atlas of bird migration shows journeys

WASHINGTON — A bay-breasted warbler weighs about the same as four pennies, but twice a year makes an extraordinary journey. The tiny songbird flies nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) between Canada’s spruce forests and its wintering grounds in northern South America. “Migratory birds ...

Queen Autumn bewitches and endears

I woke in a daze of sorts, wondering about just exactly where I might be. I sat up raking my hand through my hair, bathed in a bluish, white light that had flooded the room.     With a bit more squinting and rubbing both my eyes, the realization came over me that I had fallen asleep in ...

Do you see what I see?

For those looking to experience nature’s grandeur, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the western Upper Peninsula – fondly known as “the Porkies” – is the place to go. Featuring 60,000 acres of old-growth forest, roaring waterfalls, Lake Superior shoreline, rivers, trails ...

Taking aim at safety

HANCOCK — The Portage Lake Sportsmen’s Club (PLSC) recently sent an annual request to several local schools, requesting them to send an email out on their parent lists. The email announces the club’s annual two-day Michigan Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education Course. Ed ...