White River Barrier Dunes Sanctuary

I recently got a little more “footage” of the Barrier Dune Sanctuary and combined it with video I took in 2015 for a fund drive to save the dunes from development. (More about that at the end of the video). With the success of the fund drive this year the previous version is now obsolete, It is…

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…

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…

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…

Fowl Weather

On Sunday December 15th I visited one of my favorite locations for photographing waterfowl. White Lake channel to Lake Michigan usually remains open when the lake freezes over and that’s where I often find one of the densest concentrations of waterfowl during the year.  It was deceptively calm with light snow falling at my home…