Autumn at Brown Bridge Quiet Area

Autumn can be described simply as an annual cycle, in which the Earth and the Sun in our solar system are positioned just so. The season can also be described as the prequel to winter, where the long, lazy sunny days of summer are but a distant memory. To some, Autumn represents a time to reflect,... Continue Reading →

Boardman River Restoration: Planting Milkweed

A few weeks back, my mother and I assisted the Grand Traverse Conservation District staff plant Milkweed plugs along the banks of the Boardman River. This section of the river, and many others, have been restored to flow along a more natural path (after the removal of the aging dam). Spring 2017 The restoration efforts entailed... Continue Reading →

The Little Things

Remember these plastic rings? Every time I see one, I cannot help but think of all the species that end up caught in one, causing disfigurement, or even death. What can we do? Grab a pair of scissors, a knife, or even use your hands...and break the rings apart! It is the little things that make... Continue Reading →

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