Thursday, June 28, 2018

Book about the Great Lakes available on Kindle.

The Dynamic Great Lakes by Barbara Spring is available on Kindle readers. There are a few copies of the paperback on

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fun on the Great Lakes

Click the link:   it leads to my facebook blog about the wonderful Great Lakes. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The shores of the Great Lakes are wonderful for children as well as adults.  My watercolor shows a little girl running on the singing sands of Lake Michigan.  The Dynamic Great Lakes is available on the Kindle reader.  There are still a few copies of the book in paperback at

Flower Pot Island in Lake Huron.

The Dynamic Great Lakes is about the beautiful freshwater seas.
Sailing at sunset.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Poetry: Sophia's Lost and Found & The Wilderness Within by Barbara Spring

Poetry by Barbara Spring  click the link  to hear a reading from these books.

This reading is about 15 minutes long.  I am reading poems about water and the creatures that live in the Great Lakes and the Oceans.  These poems are from my books: 
 The Wilderness Within.

Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pinook a hybrid in the Upper Great Lakes

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The Pinook is a hybrid crossing of pink salmon with female Chinook salmon on the St. Mary's River in the Great Lakes system.  The Pinook does not die after spawning.

Pink Salmon you may ask?  

Pink salmon, a relative of the lake trout, are from the saltwater
Pacific Ocean. Some of these fish were accidentally washed down
the drain at an experiment station on Lake Superior in 1955 and to
everyone’s surprise, the fish returned to the drain two years later to
spawn. They established themselves in the cold freshwater of Lake
Superior then reached Lake Michigan and Lake Huron via the St.
Mary’s River, which is a freeway for fish. Pink salmon weigh from
three to five pounds at maturity and sometimes reach ten pounds.
The adult male develops a large hump on his back and a hooked jaw.

Read more about Great Lakes fish in my book: The Dynamic Great Lakes available on the Kindle reader.

Sunday, March 25, 2018