Oh, It’s You Bob

Since early December of 2015 I’ve been involved in an effort to document the presence of flying squirrels here in northern Muskegon County, Michigan. I have a bucket list of critters I’d like to catch on my trail cameras before they die, (the cameras, not the critters) and have recently expanded the area of my efforts…

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…

Two Days in The Woods

To be more accurate, it was a few hours over two days. Last April I selected an area in nearby woods under several hemlock trees in which to place my camera trap (often referred to as a game or trail camera). The area appeared to be a good place for critters to hang out due to the cover and the…

Born With Sand in My Shoes

Perhaps more accurately put; I’ve never worn a pair of shoes that didn’t have, at one time or another, Lake Michigan sand in them. I was raised and have always lived within a short distance of sand dunes. It is a clean golden sand that has a uniform particle size that invites your bare feet…

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 Bird of a Different Feather

Toward the end of February I noticed a visitor to our place in the woods that appeared not to belong here. I’m not a birder by hobby although in photographing wildlife, I often run to my reference books to identify unfamiliar birds. Photography is a great way to identify species without having to attempt to…

End of Winter

One of my favorite photography sites is the channel between White Lake and Lake Michigan on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Between autumn and spring there are a few times a year when the conditions are such that the channel is one of the few local areas of open water. It naturally attracts an…