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The magician's trick

A reflection on the magical power of nature to support and cultivate healing and hope.
The magician's trick

Meet Michigan’s forest fruit trees (some you may not have heard of)

Following your feet down a woodland trail just might lead to a trove of wild treats – tiny, sweet strawberries, tart blueberries and juicy black raspberries – but peering upward into the forest canopy can also reveal unusual or forgotten fruits not found in a grocery store.
Meet Michigan's forest fruit trees

Move over Dow Jones; we're investing in Michigan fisheries

The state's six fish hatcheries produce the fish eggs and fry that ultimately stock state lakes, streams and ponds, complementing natural fish production in these waters. That includes an average of 6 million to 7 million trout and salmon coming from the DNR’s cold-water facilities each year. Recent state investment in the fish hatcheries will not only keep these facilities running, but will also positively influence fisheries.
Move over Dow Jones; we're investing in Michigan fisheries