Anyone can participate in the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) Project.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) is an ambitious effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data. You can participate by taking and submitting photographs of butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.
In recent years, research has indicated that butterflies and other species appear to be shifting their ranges in response to climatic change. Additionally, there is evidence that some butterflies are emerging earlier in the year; this altered timing of metamorphosis may indicate ecosystem changes. Studies on pollinator declines also show alarming trends, mostly in bees, but data on other pollinators is sorely needed. Research of these types and scales require far more data than any single scientist can amass. This is where you come in!
To learn more about BAMONA follow this link
What kind of tree is that?
Some woodlot and forest owners are very familiar with the species of trees that they have in there woods and some need assistance in determining the species of trees that they have.
Take for instance, an oak. You can distinguish a standing oak by it's leaves, it's bark and it's acorn. However, their is a difference to each species. The red oak leaves are different from a white oak leaves, the bark is different and of course the acorns, are different. And, what about a cherry tree or a maple.... Is that a hard maple or a soft maple?
On our website we do have a page for Michigan tree identification that can be helpful in identifying your species.
"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.
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.