I posted this a little over a year ago. Somehow it hasn’t caught on. If coming to the area, bring your binoculars !
Exciting news, the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail (SBBT) is now open. All along M-22 from Manistee, past the Wayfarer, through the dunes and to Traverse City – all 123 miles, there are 34 recommended birding sites.
A number of entities were involved in the creation of the trail. Namely with the Michigan Audubon Society, the Leelanau Conservancy as well as the National Lakeshore
Welcome to Michigan’s first birding trail
This has been my most wonderful summer since we came to live in Michigan. Thanks to my reliable little helper Kamrie and some of her compadres for cleaning for me and Mike quitting his job. Of course it helped that we had only enjoyable guests (almost) this year. What a treat.
I have been able to enjoy my front porch more then ever before. What fun to sit there and wave back at the “wavers” in the cars going by.
Ahhhh, a front porch, who needs anything else?!
I must say, thinking about this last season, this area sure has changed and then again it stayed the same. The folks that come to enjoy themselves here are very much interested in keeping the area pristine and they really are “into the nature thing”, lol.
Water sports are definitely pushing hard to be the No.1 activity these days. Hiking and biking are not far behind. Of course that doesn’t mean that just plain old “laying on the beach” is no longer important. We’ve had many couples staying with us specifically to lay around on the beach and get chocolate brown before having to go back to work.
Long story short, Thanks everyone for a most enjoyable season, for your business, for your friendship. We hope you went back home refreshed and feeling well and that your tank is full until you can come to Benzie County again :heart:
Heehee, one really bad picture but there you have it – The Front Porch
11:23 AM on April 24, 2012
Sunny, windy and a balmy 44 degrees
The color of Lake Michigan was amazing this morning…