Field Notes

Burls

March 14, 2019 Have you ever seen those large knot-like structures protruding from a tree trunk and wondered what they are? These peculiar growths are called burls....
Field Notes

American Robin, A Spring Harbinger?

February 20, 2019 On cold, gray February days, our thoughts sometimes wander toward warmer temps and spring harbingers like the arrival of the American Robin. But the...
Field Notes

Woodpecker Drumming

February 20, 2019 In late winter/early spring, one of the most reliable signs of spring is the sound of woodpeckers drumming in the woods. There are 8...
Field Notes

Subnivean Zone

February 20, 2019 Do you ever wonder where all the critters go to make it through the winter? Survival techniques vary, of course, but some utilize the...
Field Notes

Drumlins

January 16, 2019 Michigan is a state shaped by glaciers, and during various stages of the last glacial retreat called the “Wisconsin glaciation” approximately 10,000 years ago,...