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Fall is harvest time in Michigan, and while most may be thinking of picking apples or plucking pumpkins, DNR fisheries crews are thinking about walleye. Specifically, they’re collecting the last of the walleye fingerlings that are raised in rearing ponds for stocking and getting the fish to where they want them to be.
Piping plover. Peregine falcon. Kirtland’s warbler. These species may not be tip of the tongue for every Michigander, but thanks to a number of conservation efforts – and important legislation marking its centennial anniversary this year – these and other feathered fliers remain a big part of Michigan’s birding landscape.
About 200 Marquette County schoolchildren recently got a close-up, hands-on look at how consulting foresters operate. From measuring the height of a towering pine, to aging a maple or searching for signs of forestland pests and disease, these kids learned how to see the forest through the trees.
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