Remembering Greg Reisig

Remembering Greg Reisig

This week I lost a friend & mentor, Greg Reisig, a man with an amazingly gentle soul who could nonetheless be fierce & determined in defense of Michigan’s environment.
Swamp Angel by Mark Smith

The Swamp Angel of Leo Creek

Mark writes that the nave, altar and the stained glass windows are all in alignment in his photo from the Leo Creek Preserve, a pretty cool outdoor learning laboratory & permaculture garden in Suttons Bay.
Otter Creek Aurora by Heather Higham

Northern Lights likely tonight!

The NASA/NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center outlook for tonight says that Northern Lights are likely tonight in Leelanau.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by Dave McLaughlin

Go to school on the Sleeping Bear Dunes

9 & 10 News reports that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is offering free virtual distance learning programs with classrooms or students at home via webcam.
The Blues Fishtown today by Mark Smith

The Fishtown Blues

Stunning shot from the other day in Fishtown by Mark Smith!!
Sugar Loaf Mountain Resort

Time's Up for Sugar Loaf?

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Cleveland Township officials this week plan to issue a citation against the owner of the decaying Sugar Loaf Resort.
Clouds over North Manitou Island by Mary Westbrook

Clouds over North Manitou Island

Here's a simply stunning shot of North Manitou Island at the beginning of August. Head over to the Traverse City Camera Club on Facebook for more photos by Mary from an amazing day on Lake Michigan! 
Perseid Meteors over Cathead Point by Ken Scott Photography

Get Ready for the 2020 Perseid Meteor Shower!

We've shared this before, but Space.com has an interesting story about how the upcoming Perseid Meteor shower (peak August 11-13) came to be known as “The Tears of St. Lawrence” and also some of the science behind this annual August sky show.
Michigan Hop Alliance hops

Talking Leelanau Hops with the Michigan Hop Alliance

The Leelanau Ticker talked with Michigan Hop Alliance founder Brian Tennis about the upcoming Leelanau hop harvest.
Dune Days on the Treat Trail

Dune Days on the Treat Trail

Mark took this beautiful photo a couple of summers ago on the Treat Farm Trail in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Guessing it looks much the same today, but you should check it out just to be sure!
Tart Cherries by Andrew McFarlane

Tart & sweet cherry harvest underway

The Record-Eagle reports that the cherry harvest seems to be one to two weeks ahead of normal this season as hot weather accelerated the process across the region.
Comet Neowise by Ken Scott Photography

Comet Neowise is putting on a show!

Space.com says that those who have gotten up before sunrise to gaze into the twilight skies have been greeted by the best comet performance for Northern Hemisphere observers since the 1997 appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp, and now you can see it after sunset.