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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 […]

New Design Coming for M-22 Road Signs

M-22 Euphoria by Christopher Cerk The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the success of the M22 brand has led the Michigan Department of Transportation to develop new signs to replace stolen “M-22” highway signs: Michigan Department of Transportation officials have begun hanging signs that read simply “22” in locations where vandals have repeatedly stolen the […]

Port Oneida Fair ~ August 12-13, 2016

story & photos courtesy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore History comes alive this weekend at six historic sites during the annual Port Oneida Fair at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) from 10 AM – 4 PM this Friday and Saturday (August 12-13, 2016). The two-day event includes rural history demonstrations, activities and special […]

Need a new Crib? North Manitou Shoal Light for sale

Tales of the Crib, photo by Jim “To pass time, the men watched television, read books and magazines, played board games, and chatted with passing ship captains by radio. One coastguardsman perfected his rappelling skills by using ropes to descend from the gallery outside the lantern room to the concrete deck below.” ~Life on North […]