Oak Wilt a Threat to Michigan Thumb’s Red Oaks

Red Oak Leaf

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning about Oak Wilt fungus being extremely prevalent this Spring and Summer.

One of the trees that are susceptible to the disease is the Northern Pin Oaks which are prevalent along the shore and in the dune forests and wood lots in the Upper Thumb.

Michigan Monday – Pulitzer Prize Author Jeffrey Eugenides

Michigan Author - Typewriter

Michigan author Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit. This Pulitzer-winning author is best known for his 1993 novel, The Virgin Suicides.

Eugenides a contributing writer for the New Yorker magazine. His latest published work is a collection of short stories written between 1988 and 2017 called Fresh Complaint. Reports indicate that a fourth novel is forthcoming.

7 Michigan Bird Feeder Types Every Cabin and Cottage Birder Must Know

Michigan Bird Feeders

If you have lived or have a cottage in Michigan’s Thumb or a cabin in Northern Michigan, there is almost no way you can get away with not having a bird feeder during the summer months. It’s a rite of passage and a tradition for many folks to support the migrating Orioles and Hummingbirds in … Read more