WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY “January observations can be almost as simple and peaceful as snow, and almost as continuous as cold. There is time not only to see who had done what, but to speculate why.” A Sand County Almanac (Leopold, 1949) We are two weeks into the new year, and with increased hours … Continue reading Nature’s Way Almanac 2021
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY An early morning paddle as the sun climbs over the horizon is the perfect way to start a nature-embracing summer day in the wilder side of Oakland County. The morning mist is magical as water drips off paddles and Great Blue Herons stalk the shallows. For the night owls, paddle … Continue reading Pleasurable Summer Paddles
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY “To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same fields, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. It’s not easy to compress an entire season into 1,000 … Continue reading Nature’s Wonder – While We Stayed Home
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Oakland Audubon Society offers free, fun filled trips for birders of all ages. They are enriching family-friendly events where participants often encounter the unexpected. As expected, my hike with their “young birders” last Saturday morning at 2,454-acre Indian Springs Metropark was no exception. Thirty-six species of birds, including five different … Continue reading An Oakland Audubon Birding Adventure & More!
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY You need not go on an epic journey to discover, explore and enjoy the ways of nature in the sultry days of summer. You need not leave the county or even leave the city or suburbs. Just walk to small bodies of water with vegetated edges and the subtleties and … Continue reading Nature’s Way Hidden in Plain Sight