"We have a black bear in our woods"
Because of the field and sportsman's cameras available today , we often have land owners mention to us that they have a bear on their property! This can be somewhat exciting, as well as, a situation in which you may want to make a few changes concerning your immediate yard surroundings.
The weather is wonderful and we all want to spend lots of time outdoors in nature with the birds, bees and butterflies. But, there is something else, it's the darn ticks! Tick season is a long one. In Michigan, it begins in May and last through November. That's one half of the entire year!
More to come.....
Anyone Can Hunt Wild Turkey During Michigan's Spring Season Hunt 234!
Michigan's long awaited guaranteed spring turkey hunt, Hunt 234, started Monday May 1st. Hunt 234 is a statewide hunting license valid for all open areas, except public land in the Southern Lower Peninsula. The Hunt 234 license can be purchased any time throughout the May 1-May 31 season.
It's February 19th and The Great Backyard Bird Count is currently taking place. This year it is phenomenally warm weekend here in Michigan. This warm weekend has made an awesome and very enjoyable time to take part in the 2oth annual Great Backyard Bird Count! If you are interested in participating, here is a link with information and how to get started. Just click here, you'll go to birdcount.org and learn all about it.
Pictured above is the Robin, Michigan's state bird. Known to fly south in the winter, however, if food is abundant they will remain in your back yard for the entire year. We have a very diversified backyard of native berry producing shrubs and trees, as well as planted crabapple, grape, apple, pear and others. We are graced with the Robin all year!
In addition to the Robins, we are blessed with an abundance of birds. Of course some come and go as the seasons do, such as the Hummingbirds, Red Winged Blackbirds and others. But, during the bird count we see the gentle morning doves, the beautiful Northern Cardinals, the chubby Partridge and noisy Woodpecker (noisy, because it likes pecking on our steel buildings), of course the sweet little Chickadees and so many others.
If you enjoy birds, like we do, you are sure to have fun participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count!
From our back yard: These birds are migrating, they stop by every year for a visit. They fill the trees with their "tweet, tweets" and the "swoosh" sound as they lift in flight is amazing!
Here is another link you are sure to enjoy...Cornel.edu
David and Valerie Zimmer
buyers of standing timber and owners of Greater Michigan Timber Management, a Forest and Timber Management company located in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.