Category Archives: nature

On to Dimondale: the quest continues

Riverbend Nature Area to Dimondale August 18, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  You guys may or may not know that we do our canoe trips backward, in a certain sense. We always need to leave a vehicle at our … Continue reading

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McArthur Park in Eaton Rapids: Why We Care

Tom Writes . . .  August 1, 2017 Gale Road Landing to MacArthur Park Do you remember that “MacArthur Park,” is my brother Joe’s favorite song? Do you remember that he sings it at the top of his lungs often, … Continue reading

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The Grand River, Jackson County

The Grand in Jackson County (a prose poem in progress) Continue reading

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Daylillies in Southern Michigan

July 11, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  Canoeing in Michigan requires a lot of driving in Michigan, out on the country roads, to get to the canoe launch sites and pull-out sites. As Joe and I drive through these … Continue reading

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Bunker Road to Riverbend Natural Area

Tom Writes (Joe adds photos and editorial notes) . . .  Monday, July 3, 2017 (Started north of Eaton Rapids, pulled out south of Lansing) The theme for today’s paddle was Human Beings. We saw dozens of people paddling canoes … Continue reading

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Things That Fly Over the Grand

Tom writes . . .  Middle Grand River – Eaton Rapids to Bunker Road – June 12, 2017 Things that fly over the Grand River – Not necessarily Joe and I… This seems to be the beginning of Dragonfly Season. … Continue reading

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Kicking Off 2017 at the Source of the Grand River

Joe Writes: April 15 was unusually warm with fierce winds; steady winds were probably 25 miles-per-hour with gusts up to 35 or 40 miles-per-hour. The result was that our canoeing across the open waters of Grand Lake were curtailed for … Continue reading

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