American White Pelicans Return to White Lake

Perhaps it’s getting crowded on the other side of Lake Michigan or maybe it is easier migrating here on the eastern side, I don’t know but I’m seeing an increasing number of Pelicans on White Lake. I photographed a group of eleven near Mill Point on May fourth. I certainly don’t see everything that happens on White…

Trumpeter Swan on White lake

Tuesday I got a call from another conservation minded friend who had seen what appeared to be a non-Mute Swan on our lake. He indicated that it was large and had a black bill. Tundra swans have visited the lake in large numbers but I had yet to see a Trumpeter swan here. He had a…

Dunes Fund Drive A Success!

I’m excited to report that the fund drive to save the White River Barrier Dune Sanctuary has been successful! The $970k has been raised and the deal will be complete this spring to purchase the privately owned parcel to protect what will now become a 14 acre site from thoughtless development. The barrier dunes are located…

Eagle Visit

On April 25th I happened to catch a glimpse of large wings overhead as I drove home from the White River marsh where I got a few shots of a Yellow-rumped Warbler. I pulled into a DPW utility drive and got a good look through my long lens. It was a group of three immature…

A Quick Trip Around The Lake

The history of White Lake in northern Muskegon County Michigan unfortunately includes pollution from a number of sources that includes, the Genesco tannery, Hooker Chemical, DuPont, municipal sewage, agricultural run-off and lawn chemicals. Protest and civil disobedience that began over thirty years ago evolved into many years of organized citizen and agency efforts that brought the…

Fair Game Videos

I’ve been interested in documenting the wildlife in the White River watershed for many years. It was one of the reasons I created my website in 2008. Considering the manner in which local development had historically taken place, it was apparent that those who made the decisions had little appreciation for the natural attributes of…

New Winter Photo Gallery

New to the blog… A winter photo gallery has been added to Watershed Wildlife. Just click on “Winter Photo Gallery” in the gray bar above to see the thumbnail images. Click on any image in the gallery for an enlarged view. As usual, you are invited to leave a comment any time.