Tremendous wild berry-picking season reported across Michigan
Michigan’s delicious fruits of the forest offered bountiful harvests for wild berry pickers this year.
Record year for endangered Great Lakes piping plover nests, fledged chicks
2023 saw the most nesting pairs of Great Lakes piping plovers and the most fledged chicks.
Isle awhile: Life’s a beach on Beaver Island’s wild kingdom
Long ago, the Irish and the Mormons fought over this beautiful place. Today, people come to get away.
Taking out the trash on remote Beaver Island requires a drive
There is no curbside service on Beaver Island; everyone must bring their own trash and recycling to the transfer station.
Wetlands and water quality: Beaver Island is a science hub
Researchers and students dive into Great Lakes science at CMU facility on Beaver Island.
Endangered piping plovers flourish under tribe’s watch on remote Lake Michigan island
Record year for piping plovers on High Island and entire Great Lakes
After 153 years, a Beaver Island beacon still lights the way
There are two historic lighthouses on Beaver Island and one is still active.
Beaver Island is a pristine environmental haven. Will it last?
The Beaver Island archipelago is a haven for some of the richest ecological diversity in Michigan.
Mercenary wasps may be key to saving ash forests on Beaver Island
Beaver Islanders enlisted mercenary wasps for their war against a harmful, invasive species.
Beaver Island is paradise for Great Lakes birdwatching
As the largest island in Lake Michigan, Beaver Island is a key stopover spot for migratory birds, as well as ideal habitat for resident nesting species
‘Sunrise Kingdom,’ ‘Topless Beech:’ The signs of Beaver Island
You can tell a lot about the character of a place by the signs.
The rarest wildflower in Michigan thrives on Beaver Island
The Michigan monkey flower is among the state’s few endemic plants, meaning that it grows solely in the Great Lakes State.