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Nature Walk 1: Summer Road

July 2, 2016


The roadsides are full of flowers and critters and the occasional berry. The bluff is covered with equisedum, an ancient life form that crowds out practically everything else, but has somehow made space for the wild rose. Those wild roses have grown in Michigan for a long time, too.


July 15, 2014


We’ve been having company. One weekend our guest was Elizabeth Lurie, who unaccountably enjoys walks with the Disreputable Duo. That is how she came to take a picture of Miss Sadie and me at the Torch Bay Nature Preserve.   We started off on a brisk and breezy morning that warmed right up. The kind […]

Antrim weeds ‘n’ vines

June 20, 2009


Familiar wildflowers brighten the sandy roadsides of Antrim County, and the Dawsons’ vineyard is looking lush. Must be the beginning of summer. Not a moment too soon, either. Sandy soil and early summer flowers remind me of walking across the meadow with my grandmother, the timothy grass tickling my knees, startled by a grasshopper’s leap. […]