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It's a wild, wild life under the U.P. lights!

This stunning video by Lake Superior Photo featuring northern lights, a beaver, and a very bright fireball might be the coolest Michigan thing you see today!!
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Michigan Eagle Cam!

via Michigan in Pictures. CarbonTV and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are collaborating on a cool webcam of a nesting pair of bald eagles at Michigan's Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Benzie County.
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Michigan Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer)

Carrie in Kewadin reported HEARING SPRING PEEPERS LAST NIGHT! It's only March 11th, but I saw some crocus shoots yesterday.
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Five Things You Need to Know: Winter, Two-Party Primary & Six Weeks of Winter come to Michigan

1930s Newsreel: Winter Comes to Michigan The Michigan Department of Transportation shared this newsreel from the 30s featuring all kinds of winter fun including ski jumping that also hypes Michigan's road system and winter road maintenance. It…
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Michigan Cougar Controversy Over? Three more cougar photos verified in UP

Michigan Department of Natural Resources News Release - November 28, 2012 Three recent trail camera photos of cougars in the Upper Peninsula have been verified by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Two of the photos, both of…
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Michigan Cougar Captured on Film

This story has become the most popular ever on the Absolute Michigan Facebook with almost 200 "likes", 75+ comments and a whopping 254 shares. The photo was taken with a locked trail cam situated along a well-used wildlife trail in southern…
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The Michigan Pages: Spring Peepers

Mike aka Mr. Toad shot the video above and wrote to us: I am glad you enjoyed my video of spring peepers. It is worth noting that video was taken at the University of Michigan's ES George Reserve. There are several other frogs that begin…
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Get ready for the UP 200 Sled Dog Races!

The annual U.P. 200 sled dog race along with two other races, the Midnight Run and the Jackpine 30 take place February 16-20, 2012. These three UP sled dog races draw 15,000 fans to the Upper Peninsula and provide a variety of challenges for…
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Invasive Species in the National Parks

Goby by swatzo Last year the National Park Service produced a series of short documentaries exploring invasive species in the Great Lakes. The series was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative showing how invaders are changing the…
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Weird Wednesday: Michigan Sea Monsters

The last Wednesday of every month is a "Weird Wednesday" on Absolute Michigan. Usually we get a feature from Linda S. Godfrey, the author that fascinating tome of Michigan mysteries: Weird Michigan. Linda is hard at work on her latest book…
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Urban Birding: Touring the Rouge River

Although most folks think of birding as something done "out in nature," Bootstrap Analysis - a great site for information about Michigan birds & birding - has an interesting feature about the Rouge River in Detroit. She begins: The Rouge…