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When plants attack: Carnivorous plants of the U.P./Brian Hess

July 13, 2012 When you hear about carnivorous plants, most people automatically think of the Venus flytrap. Well, unfortunately we are a little farther north than their typical range. more »»

Take advantage of great outdoors, free Recreation 101 classes/Inside the DNR

July 6, 2012 When the whistle blows at the end of the day, it isn’t difficult to think of dozens of things we could do to get out there and enjoy the Upper Peninsula’s great outdoors. Kayaking. Biking. more »»

Taking a better look at bats

June 29, 2012 HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — There’s a lot of things people get wrong about bats. That’s what 8-year-old Lance Motowski and his sister, Leah, 6, learned Wednesday afternoon at McLain State Park. more »»

A few bits and bites on fishing for burbot/Biological Bits

June 29, 2012 What exactly is a burbot, you ask? They are what Captain Hook hated being called by Peter Pan, “codfish”! A burbot is a fish, scientifically known as Lota lota. more »»

Asian carp:?the big, the bad and the ugly/Biological Bits

June 22, 2012 Recent questions about Asian carp from anglers and non-anglers have prompted this column in an attempt to inform readers about their history, biology, known and potential problems should they... more »»

Lunkers in L'Anse

June 15, 2012 More than 100 boats with 355 anglers took to the waters of Keweenaw Bay Saturday for the seventh annual Keweenaw Bay Classic fishing tournament. more »»

The city, the park and nature/Out There

June 15, 2012 I am standing on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in New York City. Buses lumber by, cab drivers honk their horns, a street vendor hawks baseball caps. more »»

Anglers geared up for Free Fishing Weekend

June 8, 2012 HOUGHTON — The weather should be beautiful, several events are planned and the price is certainly right as thousands of people across Michigan prepare to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend. more »»

Remembering reptiles from childhood/Brian Hess

June 8, 2012 Ever since I can remember I’ve been interested in herpetology. more »»

Exceptionally high fire danger leads to outdoor burning ban/Debbie Munson Badini

June 1, 2012 You’d have been hard-pressed to pick up a newspaper or watch a newscast during the past week and not see coverage of wildfires raging in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

The life, history and biology of steelhead - part two/Biological Bits

May 25, 2012 Last month my column was Part I of a two-part column about the history of steelhead (also known as rainbow trout) in Michigan and Houghton County. more »»

Hopes high for walleye season

May 18, 2012 CHASSELL — An early spring only increased anticipation for Tuesday’s walleye opener, and now that the wait is finally over, local anglers are hitting the water hoping to take advantage of an... more »»

Out There/Some suggested hikes in the Trap Hills

May 18, 2012 The Trap Hills, an area of Ontonagon County stretching roughtly from Rockland to the Porcupine Mountains, were born from the same ancient volcanic and glacial activity that created the Keweenaw... more »»

Morels make for tasty find in the forest/Brian Hess

May 11, 2012 May is a great time to be outside in the Copper Country. The bugs typically aren’t bad and the forests really start to come alive. It’s also a great time for hunting. more »»

Fishing fever sets in for Michigan anglers/Debbie Munson Badini

May 4, 2012 Word has it there’s something catchy going around these days. more »»

Steelhead: Their history and biology in Michigan/Biological Bits

April 27, 2012 Spring in the Copper Country means the steelhead are running and avid steelhead anglers have dreams of leaping, chrome fish dancing through their heads. more »»

DNR?seeks public input on U.P. brook trout limit

April 20, 2012 HOUGHTON — The Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for input from U.P. anglers on a potential change to regulations. more »»

Good gear need not be straight off the shelf/Out There

April 20, 2012 Backpacker magazine, in its story submission guidelines for freelance writers, stipulates anyone pictured in photographs must be wearing gear that is five years old or newer. more »»

The beginnings of "Biological Bits"/Tom Rozich

April 13, 2012 Monday morning, the Daily Mining Gazette’s Michael Scott, Publisher, Brandon Veale, Sports/Outdoor Editor and I met to discuss my writing a once-a-month column for their Outdoor page. more »»

DNR cuts available bear licenses for 2012

April 13, 2012 LANSING?— Michigan hunters will have more elk licenses available but fewer bear licenses, as the Natural Resources Commission set regulations for the upcoming seasons at its April 5 meeting in... more »»

 
 
 

 

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