Black Hole Kestrels

In October 2014, when the LTC asked if I would be willing to monitor the American Kestrel Project, I had no idea what to expect. Jim and Wendy Bean came out to install the nest box in the Black Hole Preserve just west of my farmland. Then we experienced a winter with record snowfall and […]

Butterfly Citizen Scientist

Last June, I attended a Butterfly Workshop sponsored by the Kalamazoo Nature Center/Michigan Butterfly Network on Drummond Island. The purpose of the workshop was to learn how to identify butterflies and to understand the standardized protocol. It was a mix of classroom and fieldwork education. Initially, I felt overwhelmed and thought I would never be […]