Monthly Archives: June 2019

KIP TAKES FLIGHT

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GOOD DAY FOR GOOD YEAR

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CHANGE OF VENUE

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A DAY FOR DIA

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YOUR DESTINATION PLACE IN BERRIEN COUNTY: GALIEN RIVER COUNTY PARK

(New Buffalo Township, Michigan) So you know: this dazzling and ever-delightful park will be open daily this summer during daylight hours.  We honored our friend Kip Miller, who was so instrumental in creating this park, by birding there after his … Continue reading

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HAVE CLARINET, WILL TRAVEL

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SONG OF THE SAPPERDOODLES

(New Buffalo Township, Michigan) The Berrien Birding Club celebrated the retirement of its founders, Kip Miller and Pat Underwood, with a gala picnic potluck in the pavilion on Monday evening, minus the rain and mosquitoes.  Kip is headed for Colorado … Continue reading

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LOOKING WELL

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DEMON QUELLER

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CRAVIN’ THE KAL-HAVEN

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THE JOURNEY OF LIFE

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WANDA WHITETAIL

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POTATO-FARM REPORT

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WEST MICHIGAN AREA SHOW

(Kalamazoo Institute of Arts) The West Michigan Area Show is up until August 25, so you have plenty of time to check it out.  Meanwhile, here are a few of our favorites from this year’s strong showing:  

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OH! MY PA-PA

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STEEPLE CHASE

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A DAYCATION IN KA’ZOO

“Let’s go see the West Michigan Area Show at KIA. It’s up until August 25 and we wouldn’t want to miss it.” That was Natalie telling me to grab the keys and drive her some 70 miles east on I-94 … Continue reading

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BEST OF SHOW

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INDUSTRIAL DRIVE

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31st STREET

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MORNING LIGHT

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PRAIRIE CLUB WALK

(Harbert, Michigan) So, we had a short Prairie Club hike, right here at Camp Hazelhurst, on the afternoon of the annual meeting. We went from the pond to Sunset Point and then back to the Red Barn.  More walks to … Continue reading

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WILDFLOWERS AND NEON LIGHTS

A Tale of Two Detroits by Charles McKelvy Natalie doesn’t buy my bromides about the rebirth of Detroit. She says the so-called Detroit Renaissance is simply centered along a three-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue, which includes the world-class Detroit Institute … Continue reading

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BIKE RIDE WITH BITSY

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FARM REPORT

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THE NAKED TRUTH

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SUN ON THE BEACH

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MADRE MIO

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THE OLD BALLGAME

(HOME OF THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX) My good buddy Gary Gorka and I had box seats for the masterful, nine-strikeout performance by Lucas Giolito against the Cleveland Indians in a 2-0 victory that brought the White Sox back to a … Continue reading

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SPUD FARM

And so I  became a Russet Wrangler, meaning that I opted for potatoes over tomatoes for the 2019 crop.  Behold:

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