The Rapidian

wildlife

Deer hunters' impact on the state extends far beyond Michigan's fields and woods

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Nov. 15, Mike Swank will continue a tradition that began 43 years ago with his dad and brother — he’ll venture into the woods for opening day of Michigan’s firearm deer season. “I still remember those first few times going...

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It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

They come from every corner of Michigan to join forces in conserving the state’s great outdoors. In northern Oakland County, they’re focused on the Highland Recreation Area. Up near Gaylord, their work can be found in the Pigeon River...

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Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan's Upper Peninsula herd

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

How do you get a half-ton moose from Ontario to Michigan? All it takes is a helicopter, a sturdy sling, a big blindfold, earplugs, an international team of wildlife biologists and veterinarians, a 600-mile overnight truck ride, and a verdant new...

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Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan's regal-looking waterfowl

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

With its swanky pompadour and rainbow-hued plumage, the wood duck looks like it’s part peacock, part Elvis impersonator. But you won’t catch this Michigan native flashing its feathers in a tropical forest or duckwalking down the Vegas...

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Michigan's bald eagle population is rebounding after locals' teamwork

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

With their steely predator’s gaze, massive wingspans and brilliant white heads, bald eagles are among the more striking members of the animal kingdom. And Michigan is home to a healthy population of them. But these powerful birds of prey are...

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Greater Grand Rapids residents invited to become part of state history Aug. 1 during creation of new traveling Michigan Wildlife Photo Mosaic Wall

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan children, their families and wildlife aficionados of all ages are invited to become part of the first-ever traveling Michigan Wildlife Photo Mosaic Wall on Thursday, Aug. 1, during KidsDay at the Zoo. The once-in-a-lifetime experience...

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Michigan conservation efforts springs into action

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 03-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

As the days grow longer and spring sights and smells start to reappear, Michigan residents are slowly beginning to warm up to the idea of spending recreation time outside again. But many folks are out there already, hard at work behind the scenes to...

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A two-for-one deal: Volunteers help improve 'rabbitat'

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Cottontail rabbits are such a common sight in southern Michigan’s city parks, gardens and backyards that you may never think about where else they live or about the habitat they need beyond our neighborhoods. But rabbits also live on public...

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Continuing the conservation of Michigan's wildlife

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

This month, more than half a million Michiganders are expected to head out to wooded areas across the state to participate in the annual firearm deer season. These men, women and children represent a wide range of cultures, economic backgrounds and...

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Angling for a better Michigan economy

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

Spring is an exciting time of year for Michigan fishermen, aka anglers. Now that the ice has melted for the year, anglers are switching gear and starting to head out for open water to their favorite fishing holes to spend time with friends and...

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