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Early Spring Walk Through the Woods of Western Michigan

13 Apr 2022 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

This week, I took another walk through the woods of western Michigan, USA to discover what early spring life there was to uncover. While the warm weather still eludes my region of the world, many of the native animals, plants, and fungi alike have be...

Weekday Nature Walk: Fresh Flowers in the Forest

20 May 2021 1 minute read 4 comments tych0_21

It's been a while since I have been able to make it out to the woods. After a few weeks of rest and recovery after surgery on my hip, I have been cleared to gradually make my way back to gentle exercise, including short walks. On account of me easing...

Weekend Nature Walk: Following the River

2 May 2021 2 minute read 6 comments tych0_21

After taking a look at the Native American burial mounds situated just along its banks (see my previous post: 2,000 Year Old Native American Burial Grounds: The Norton Mound Group), I decided to take a stroll along the Grand River to see what life it...

2,000 Year Old Native American Burial Grounds: The Norton Mound Group

1 May 2021 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

A few months ago I learned of the prehistoric Native American burial mounds located just on the outskirts of the city where I live. Known today as the Norton Mound Group, the location is thought to have been the center of the Hopewell tradition in th...

Fungi Friday: Polypore-palooza

24 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

I went for another morel hunt today. I didn't find any morels, but I did come across plenty of other fungi to share images of here. Images and identifications are provided below. Feel free to offer your suggestions if you believe my IDs are incorrect...

Mama Swan Ain't Got Time For Your Sh*t: The Slowest High-Speed Chase I've Ever Seen

17 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

A few weeks ago, I came across a pair of Mute swans that have made their nest on a lake near my home. I visited the lake this afternoon hoping to get a few pictures of the pair. Not only was I lucky enough to find them both out on the water soon afte...

Weekday Nature Walk: Wetland Wonders

14 Apr 2021 1 minute read 9 comments tych0_21

October, 2020 January, 2021 March, 2021 April, 2021 Part of what makes nature amazing to me is how much it can change in such a short amount of time. Only a few months ago, this forest was quieted by the chill of winter, but now it is coming back to...

Weekend Nature Walk: The Watering Hole - Canivorous plants, raptors, groundhogs and more

10 Apr 2021 2 minute read 5 comments tych0_21

Today I visited a bog called The Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve. The preserve is named after John and Mikel Saul, two brothers who emigrated from Ireland and lived on the land beginning in the 1860s. Today, the property is established as a conservati...

Weekend Nature Walk: Spring has sprung at the lake

5 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

This weekend, I visited a nature reserve situated around a forested lake in Western Michigan, USA. With the coming of Spring and the beginning of the breeding season for the region's many migratory and non-migratory bird species, I went out hoping to...

Photos of fresh fruitings after recent rains

25 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

I wanted share some of my photos from a walk earlier today. I didn't get any wildlife shots this time around, but I did find many fresh fungi while on my walk. I have attached images along with my assumed species IDs. There were also several fungi th...