Michigan's Great Outdoors

Highlighted Stories

  • Man and woman removing invasive plants from a lake. Know what to grow and where - keeping a spotlight on invasive plants

    One of the top priorities for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is raising awareness about invasive species, including plants. As gardening season swings into high-gear, the DNR wants growers to think about invasive species and their potential impacts and connections, especially when it comes to selecting plants for spring gardening.

  • A spring brook trout catch from the Upper Peninsula. Reflections of U.P. trout openers past

    Across Michigan, the countdown has slowly been winding down for seven long months. Soon, Michigan’s inland trout season opener will have begun, with a fully anticipated, rapturous 154 days of fishing ahead. We gathered reflections of Upper Peninsula trout openers past from some Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff and a member of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, hoping to help readers tick down the remaining hours.

  • A black-necked stilt at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area in Rockwood on the western Lake Erie shore Celebrate American Wetlands Month in May

    May is American Wetlands Month – a time to appreciate and enjoy these unique watery areas that are home to some of the most biologically diverse plant and animal life. Michigan has countless wetland areas scattered across the state, including seven the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has called "Wetland Wonders."