Land conservancies rightly seek to protect and preserve undisturbed natural places: the forests, marshes, shorelines, and all those pieces of nature that represent a time before human settlement. "If only," we say as we look at an old growth stand of white pine and imagine what the North Woods was before logging, or as we … Continue reading "The Once and Future Great Lakes Country"
"In my day, the winters were so much more . . . snowy, or colder, or predictable" seems to be a frequent complaint I hear from mid-Michigan residents over the age of 30 (climate data shows that anyone under the age of 27 has never experienced a colder than average month, anytime of year). I … Continue reading Winter Like it Used to Be