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Bloody Cold

"I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate." (John Steinbeck) One of the reasons I love living in the upper Midwest is that we have four proper seasons; it is an ever-changing environment rich in diversity and therefore satisfying to my ever-curious photographer's eye and sometimes restless soul. But as beautiful as our … [Read More...]


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Shifting Fates

"Relax," said the nightman, "We are programmed to receive. You can check out any time you like but you can never leave." (the Eagles, Hotel California) The little … [Read More...]

More From A Squirrel’s Tale


Oh, Joy!

"Food is an important part of a balanced diet." (Fran Lebowitz) Well, slap my ass with a hairless cat; I am sitting here watching as Joy devours several big leaves of Romaine lettuce and then, best of all, at long last and better late than never, it is now … [Read More...]


Op/Ed: Managing CWD In Michigan

On August 25, 2008, the Michigan departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNR) issued a press release confirming the state's first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a 3-year old white-tailed deer from a privately owned cervid facility … [Read More...]


Nonda Surratt (1954-2011)

I had the privilege of speaking at Nonda Surratt's memorial service this past Friday.  While she would have appreciated the wicked humor of it being April Fool's Day, nevertheless it was truly one of the saddest days of not only my life, but of so many … [Read More...]


‘Tis the Season…

... and while the world grows beautiful as trees and flowers begin to bloom, a sad truth is that baby wild animals are now being orphaned or abandoned on a daily basis due to the careless or deliberate actions of humans.  Those of us who work with wildlife … [Read More...]