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Brian and Sheree'

Thanksgiving Birding on the North Carolina Coast

December 02, 2019
Marbled Godwits After partially relocating almost half of our living quarters to Upper Michigan, we have spent the past few months back in North Carolina, our home for m...
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October Stirs Up Superior

October 16, 2019
In what might be labeled the first real signs that the short Autumn season is coming to a close, Lake Superior became a bowl of rolling and smashing water today, October...
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Laughing Whitefish Nature Preserve

October 16, 2019
How wonderful a place is this? So wonderful I forgot to get any pictures of the big trees along the river. Of all the places I have been near Marquette, this has the wild...
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Peaking Colors, Falling Snow - Autumn in the UP

October 13, 2019
Headed west Sunday morning to look for some special birds (Boreal Chickadee and Canada Jay) in the beautiful autumn forests of the Upper Peninsula. The first thing I noti...
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Autumn Weekend in the UP

October 11, 2019
Sheree arrived from North Carolina on Saturday morning and we spent the next three days relaxing in Marquette and Alger counties, both at home and in the woods. Marquett...
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Mid-summer's Hike in the UP

August 23, 2019
After a summer of many short hikes and a few long ones, long one (over 5 miles), I took off on a 9-mile trail journey just north of Marquette, Michigan. I parked at the...
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Birding the North Carolina Coast Thanksgiving 2018

November 28, 2018
Going on ten years, our annual Thanksgiving trip to birding hotspots of northeastern North Carolina provided great weather, great birds and great scenery. Scott and I too...
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Exploring the Upper Peninsula

September 04, 2018
U.P. Adventures Take me to the land of cooler temperatures, longer twilights, and starier skies. As I sit here in Hartwick State Park, Michigan, beginning to write this t...
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CHASING WARBLERS AND OTHER WILD THINGS - PART ONE

May 23, 2018
HEADING NORTH... After some solo trips, and a few overnighters together, this trip would be our first multi-day multi-campsite adventure. As we continue learning about te...
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CHASING WARBLERS and OTHER WILD THINGS - PART TWO

May 22, 2018
Before I get into how marvelous Magee Marsh is, allow me to share some birding on the way north, at Pilot Mountain State Park (NC) and Salt Fork State Park in Ohio. Pilo...
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IT'S A SWAMP THING

May 03, 2018
MERCHANTS MILLPOND STATE PARK We loaded Puff up, plopped the kayaks on the car roof, and took off for a few days of Eastern North Carolina blackwater kayaking. We went to...
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UPPER MICHIGAN CHRISTMAS 2017

December 28, 2017
The Journey North We had a leisurely departure from Durham on December 21, pulling out of the driveway about 11 am. A planned breakfast at Krankies in Winston-Salem turne...
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PUFF the [email protected] [email protected] on the BRP

September 27, 2017
PUFF, PUFF, PUFF The big test. I wondered since before purchasing our [email protected] trailer, "how will it perform in the mountains behind a Subaru Outback 4cyl?". As will be norma...
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Western Holiday Adventure December 2012

February 05, 2013
Welcome to our 2012 Holiday Trip to Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, including Yellowstone National Park This blog is a shadow of its original self, having gotten...
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Hendersonville, NC Area July 2012

July 11, 2012
Happy 4th of July Hendersonville, NC July 3rd we drove to Flat Rock Mountain Lodge, just South of Hendersonville for a two-night stay. We spent the morning...
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Yellow-rump Warbler - location - everywhereYellow-rump Warbler - location - everywhere

August 28, 2019

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