Our live broadcast from the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station with Director Nikki Rothwell looks into the state of blossoms in Leelanau and when peak will be (hint – this weekend!). Nikki also shares some information about new, more frost-resistant varietals and more about this vital service by MSU to support farmers in Leelanau, across […]
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Very cool shot of Florence Lake on South Manitou Island shared yesterday by the Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore writes that Florence Lake is a medium-sized lake and the only one on South Manitou Island. You will see the lake from the trail to the Cedars or the […]
Here’s a quick video from Monday, May 1st. We will definitely have blossoms this weekend and it’s pretty likely the following weekend as well. Happy May Day everyone!
The eagles have returned for 2017 and recently an eaglet hatched!! CarbonTV and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are collaborating on a cool webcam of a nesting pair of bald eagles just south of Leelanau at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Benzie County. 2017’s Platte River Eaglet!
The annual Glen Lake Restaurant Week starts this Friday, April 28 and runs through next Saturday May 6th. Throughout the week, each restaurant offers appetizing 3 course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $30! Some establishments will be offering lunch specials as well. Click below for menus & restaurant information. Art’s Tavern | 6487 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI | […]
Morel by Mark Smith No reports of morel mushrooms in Leelanau yet, but they are definitely coming soon! Here’s a feature from a few years back by Cherie Spaulding that will help you get ready for the season. May is typically morel season in Leelanau, but we may get a little April action as well! […]
When in doubt, throw it out! ~The Mushroom Hunter’s Mantra When you’re out looking for morels, this is one True or False question you want to get right! The False Morel page at The Great Morel exlains: The “False Morel” has several species which carry scientific names such as Gyromitra esculenta, Verpa, Hellvella, and Disciotis. […]
VIA SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: National Park Week, April 15-23, is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks. Celebrate 2017 National Park Week with Sleeping Bear Dunes […]
Nature Wins! by Dale DeVries The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore pages on North Bar Lake and the North Bar Lake Overlook explain: The small lake below is North Bar Lake. The name describes how the lake formed: it is ponded behind a sand bar. At times, the sand bar builds up and separates North Bar Lake from Lake Michigan. […]
via today’s Michigan in Pictures Barred Owl by Mark Miller Those cool names are from the Wikipedia for the Barred Owl (Strix varia). The All About Birds page on Bard Owls says in part: The Barred Owl’s hooting call, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” (see video below) is a classic sound of old forests […]
Here’s the 10,000th photo added to the Leelanau.com group on Flickr, “Orchards in Winter” by Mark Smith. It was taken in mid-February near the intersection of Puboda & Jacobson. Thanks to Mark and all the photographers who have shared photos! More in Mark’s East of Leland slideshow and see many (many) more in the Leelanau photo […]
High and Dry, photo by Mark Smith Here’s a cool shot by Mark Smith of the Leland, Michigan harbor mouth that has become choked with sand through the actions of Lake Michigan. The spot where he’s standing is normally 10 feet deep, effectively blocking access to the harbor. Despite federal responsibility for the harbor, things were […]