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True or False Morels – a Quiz that Matters!

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. […]

Celebrate National Park Week with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!

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 […]

Know Your Leelanau Birds: Barred Owl

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 […]

10,000th Photo in the Leelanau.com Group!

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 […]

Photo #9999 (and 10k) from our Leelanau photo group!

via today’s Michigan in Pictures Lake Michigan … February ice, photo by Ken Scott Photography When I returned from a hike yesterday, I noticed that the Leelanau.com Group had 9,999 photos. The 9999th is the one above, taken a year ago but added yesterday by top contributor, professional photographer, and dedicated Leelanau-booster Ken Scott.  I looked at my pics […]

Plans for North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse Nonprofit

Today’s Traverse City Record-Eagle reports on the plans of the new owners for the North Manitou Shoal Light aka The Crib: Four couples, friends since college days, placed a winning bid to purchase the North Manitou Shoal Light. The unusual structure, known as colloquially as the Crib, is situated off of North Manitou Island. For decades […]

Port Oneida InstaMeet this Saturday

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore invites you to join them for a free InstaMeet event celebrating the National Park Service Centennial this Saturday, September 3 at 4 PM. An InstaMeet is an interactive, in-park event, allowing visitors to meet up, take photos, and get to know each other. Meet at the Olsen Farm History Center at 3164 West Harbor […]