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February 19, 2018

A Day With Hatchling Eastern Box Turtles

Release Date: Jan 28, 2014   Cadillac, MI Contact(s): Kate Salm There are 57 species of turtles found in the US and 10 of those are found in Michigan.  Many species are in trouble because of road mortality, habitat loss and over collection.   I got to spend a few days getting to know one of those species, the Eastern Box Turtle for a few days this past summer. The Eastern Box turtle is the focus of a monitoring project being conducted as part of a partnership with Grand Valley State … [Read more...]

Tips for Buying Snowshoes

          By Dave Foley Winter can be tough on those who enjoy daily runs or walks on sidewalks and roads as ice and snow can be treacherous. A safer and fun alternative is snowshoeing. With this super-size foot gear strapped on your feet, you can burn gobs of calories tramping through the woods or have an easier workout walking on packed trails.  (Avoid groomed cross country ski trails since snowshoes destroy the ski tracks.) Since winter, at the minimum, delivers us five months of snow, proc … [Read more...]