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Springfield Fen with Scott Namestnik

by Carl Strang

Scott Namestnik is one of those wizard botanists who, I suspect, cheat by having built-in DNA barcode reading capability. How else to explain their ability to identify all those nonflowering stages of grasses and sedges, and their encyclopedic knowledge of plants both common and rare? 237 more words


USFWS Propose Protections for Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

The eastern Massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus), one of the small rattlesnakes in the United States, might make it onto the Endangered Species List as a threatened species, as proposed by the U.S. 238 more words


Birds, Lugnuts and an '89 Caprice

From Joe, this and he is a doctor, too.

Wednesday May 6th, 2015  I went to the Malden Public Service District Office and paid the sewer bill, then parked and walked along that road and looked for wildlife in the swamp.  3,142 more words

Family Camping Safety Tips

The first time I went on a backcountry canoe trip with a toddler, the father was very concerned with her safety and rented a satellite phone because there was no cellular coverage where we were going. 1,424 more words

Family Camping

Camp: Massasauga Provincial Park

Buckle in – it’s a long one!

September 19 – 22 – After a camping trip at Killarney Provincial Park with friends fell through, a co-worker suggested that we try Massasauga Provincial Park. 1,731 more words


On a sunny July Friday, JMA staff headed to the Massasauga Provincial Park for a terrific canoe trip.

We planned the dates, the meals, our available supplies and searched hard into our true canoeing and camping abilities. 678 more words


Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus)

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake, photo by Jonathan Schechter/Earth’s Almanac

In Season of the Massasauga Rattler!, Jonathan Schechter writes that the massasauga  likes our sun-soaked trails in the waning days of summer and early autumn, so you may catch a glimpse of one if you’re out and about in Lower Michigan.  475 more words