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Serenity is a Trumpeter Swan at Isle Royale National Park

On 05/26/2012, my second day at Isle Royale National Park, I woke up at dawn to look for wildlife.  In the morning twilight I recorded this video of a trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator, Anatidae) at Lane Cove. This big bird … Continue reading

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Loons and Lake Superior

Just before dusk I put my camera down on the rocky shore of Lane Cove at Isle Royale National Park, Michigan. It recorded the mournful calls of common loons (Gavia immer, Gaviidae) and the waters of Lake Superior lapping on the … Continue reading

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Isle Royale National Park: Day 4/Epilogue

Continued from Isle Royale National Park: Day 3 Monday morning Jim and I were scheduled to leave Isle Royale on the seaplane at 11am. We woke up at the Rock Harbor campground, ate some breakfast, and packed our backpacks one … Continue reading

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Isle Royale National Park: Day 3

Continued from Isle Royale National Park: Day 2 Sunday morning was gloomy and rainy as we headed east from the Daisy Farm campground. We had spent the previous two days hiking in relatively good weather, and the heavy rain was … Continue reading

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Isle Royale National Park: Day 2

Continued from Isle Royale National Park: Day 1 On Saturday morning the rain had stopped, but the wind off of Lake Superior at Lane Cove was brisk. I put on an extra layer and headed down the rocky shore alone. … Continue reading

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Isle Royale National Park: Day 1

Continued from Isle Royale National Park: Prologue On Friday we strapped on our 36-pound backpacks and headed to the Houghton County Memorial Airport for our 30-minute seaplane ride to Isle Royale National Park. As is often the case, transportation was delayed because … Continue reading

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Isle Royale National Park: Prologue

I’ve been absent for the past week because I was in the UP (upper peninsula) of Michigan with my friend Jim. Although we visited several places, the focus was on a four-day trip to Isle Royale National Park. Isle Royale … Continue reading

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