Thursday, March 22, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
This eagle is carrying its favorite food: a fish. We are seeing a lot of eagles on the shores of the Great Lakes since DDT and like pesticides were banned. Since eagles are an environmental indicator, the environment is healthier than it was. The problem with DDT is that it builds up in food chains. Food chains in water are long.
Read more about Great Lakes phenomena in my book: The Dynamic Great Lakes.
Photo by Steve Damstra
The Dynamic Great Lakes is widely available on the web and in stores such as Barnes & Noble, the Bookman in Grand Haven and other independent bookstores.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Lake Michigan Aubade
Mist rises, March morning
a song bird’s longing shears moist air,
drifts from thickets.
From empty porches of summer homes
wind chimes play, hollow melodious shards of clay.
And the lake never ceases sounds in March:
ice chunks chink, shards break and break
against the shore.
Waves dash ice against troll caves of ice
and break ice feet.
Mist rises from green briars
where wild birds braid their songs
through tangled skeins
and the blood that rushes through my veins
Excerpted from my book, The Wilderness Within
This book is available from Barnes & Noble, The Bookman, Schulers Books, and many other fine bookstores.