I'm up at NettieBay Lodge in northern Michigan's Presque Isle County, leading field trips focusing on birds, plants, and overall north woods ecology. We're having a ball seeing tons of cool stuff, including about 130 species of birds - today! As I type on the back deck this evening, three northern flying squirrels are my companions, bombarding the feeders a few feet away. The resident Common Loon is occasionally letting loose with its haunting yodels; a true song of the wild. Eastern Whip-poor-wills are whip-whipping away nearby at top volume.
Today's adventures also brought Kirtland's Warblers, a porcupine in his den tree, an incredibly cooperative Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and rafts of interesting plants. More on this expedition will follow.