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Sea Lamprey – A Great Lakes Invasive Species

Sea Lamprey – A Great Lakes Invasive Species

Arguably,one of the most devastating invasive species to inhabit the Great Lakes watershed, the Sea Lamprey continues to require active control measures by Great Lakes fish biologists to keep their numbers in check. A parasitic fish native to the Atlantic Ocean, the...
Lilac Blooms- A sign of Michigan Spring

Lilac Blooms- A sign of Michigan Spring

One of the telltale signs of spring in northern Michigan is the sweet fragrant aroma wafting through the air of the blooming Lilac bushes. These hearty bushes produce a beautiful purple flower that is common in this region. Mackinac Island even hosts a Lilac festival...
Can a Porcupine Shoot its Quills?

Can a Porcupine Shoot its Quills?

Whether strolling through the sand dunes or hiking on one of Sleeping Bears’ numerous trails or even enjoying one of the many scenic vistas along Pierce Stocking Drive, you may come across a common resident of the park; the North American Porcupine. If I get too...
Was that a Lynx or a Bobcat?

Was that a Lynx or a Bobcat?

Well, if you saw it in Michigan, it was more than likely a Bobcat. That’s because the Canada Lynx is classified as a threatened species in Michigan with very few reported sighting over the last 40 years. Of these, most occurred in the Upper peninsula. In March...