Pigeon River Country Association

Pigeon River Country Association

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Do you by chance happen to know what the construction trucks are attempting to do on Old Vanderbilt Road over the Pigeon River.? There were "sink holes" in the road for lack of a better term from the logging trucks (before Hooblers driveway at the curve and 2 more headed into the forest) Instead of just filling them in, it seems they are widening the road (not necessary) and totally destroying the entrance leading onto Black River Trail. I've never seen so much sand, loose sand, it is a major mess! any ideas of their intent? maybe day 1 and day 2 are not indicators of the final result?
Is there enough snow for snow shoeing yet?? for this weekend
I'm in lower MI, looking for something to do this Christmas weekend. I'd like to head up and do some winter hiking in the Pigeon, I'm thinking Shingle Mill trail. I checked out the forecast and I'm ok with the temps. My question is how much residual snow is up there if any. Thanks for any info and Merry Christmas!
"Every action we take on the land impacts the quality of the water across the region and throughout the state, from feeder creeks to the Great Lakes. One place that is most evident in Northern Michigan is in the Pigeon River Country State Forest."

Read the full story here: https://huronpines.org/2020/06/22/good-stewards/

Thank you to the Pigeon River Country Association and Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Habitat Program for supporting our June tree planting project in the Pigeon River Country State Forest.
I am considering coming up from Flint to venture into the forest. Are the bulls bugling pretty strong right now?
Saw my second variety of Humming bird hawk moth along the Pigeon river. Clear wings!!! Whaaaat!
Great story, great production. A few months late for the 100 year anniversary, but still relevant!
The whole forest is in a single drop of water!
Talk about perseverance!!
If it’s spring and about six weeks after the snow’s melted you’re going to want to be out hunting Morels. To help identify these much sought after delicacies view the available manual below. If you’re ready to get out and hunt; here are some how to hints:

Where: Look in sandy soil, near tall trees-typically elm, ash and poplar trees, sometimes fruit trees (old orchards are awesome), but never under pines. The Pigeon river State Forest is a favorite hunting spot for morel seekers.

When: Morels like things warm and moist (not soggy), so a day following a spring rain improves your odds. Hunt when daytime highs have hovered in the 60’s and nights have gone no lower than the 40’s.

How: Slowly, patiently, carefully. Pinch and twist stem at ground level, leaving the roots and a few whole mushrooms to reproduce again next season.

Tip: Collect morels in a mesh or net sack – an onion bag is perfect. Not only will the holes allow your mushrooms to breathe and keep them from turning to mush, the mushrooms can cast their spores as you hike, hopefully inspiring new growth in new spots.

Identification: Like many mushrooms, morels have lookalikes. Uncertain you’ve got the real McCoy? Have your morels checked at the Otsego County-Michigan State University Extension Office in Ga***rd located on the fourth floor of the J.Richard Yuill Alpine Center at 800 Livingston Boulevard, Suite 4A-2, 989-731-0272.

Keeping the "Big Wild" wild. www.pigeonriver.org The PRCA is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the uniquely wild character of the Pigeon River Country for present and future generations.

The Pigeon River Country Association was founded in 1971 to address oil and gas pressures on the Pigeon River Country. The Association was instrumental in the PRC's designation as a separate management unit, the creation of a comprehensive Concept of Management, protecting the forest and its rivers through landmark lawsuits, and funding an intern to maintain trails throughout the forest.

Operating as usual

11/20/2021

Fall hunting is the best!!..............................

Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season,
When nature is all aglow.

Emeline B. Smith

10/24/2021

Looks like Friday night over the PRCSF............................

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost (1874–1963)

10/22/2021

Thousands of future GREAT oaks.....................................

The feather from the raven's breast
Falls on the stubble lea
The acorns near the old crow's nest
Fall pattering down the tree
The grunting pigs that wait for all
Scramble and hurry where they fall.

Emily Brontë (1818–48)

10/19/2021

A message from a real babbling brook...................................

Yes, I move, I live, I wander astray—
Water running, intermingling, over the sands.
I know the passionate pleasure of motion;
I taste the forests; I touch strange lands.

Alfonsina Storni (1892–1938)

10/18/2021

The multi colors of autumn..................................

Bright yellow, red and orange,
The leaves come down in hosts;
The trees are Indian princes,
But soon they'll turn to ghosts.

William Allingham (1824–89)

10/13/2021

South they must fly............................................

Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river's mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.

Wilfred Campbell (1861–1918)

10/12/2021

October, she is a fickle month............................

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

Emily Brontë (1818–48)

10/08/2021

I've seen this pond...........................

The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.

William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

10/02/2021

October is the month ready and waiting to change.............

Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!

Humbert Wolfe (1886–1940)

09/25/2021

The leaves, they are a-changin.................................

Now by the brook, the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.

William Wilfred Campbell (1861–1918)

09/24/2021

Ah, autumn, wonderful autumn! So fleeting, enjoy it as you can....

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
–William Allingham (1824–89)

09/14/2021

I've been there...................................................

Our seasons have no fixed returns,
Without our will they come and go;
At noon our sudden summer burns,
Ere sunset all is snow.

James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

09/14/2021

The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.

Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)

09/07/2021

Again my fancy takes its flight,
And soars away on thoughtful wing,
Again my soul thrills with delight,
And this the fancied theme, I sing,
From Earthly scenes awhile, I find release,
And dwell upon the restful Plains of Peace.

Olivia Ward Bush-Banks (1869–1944)

09/04/2021

After it is September......................glorious September!!!!!!!!

O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.

Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

08/29/2021

For all you tart lovers out there..................................

The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts,
All on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts,
And took them quite away!

Charles Lamb (1775–1834)

08/26/2021

Another beautiful most important buzzy bee..................................

Silence again. The glorious symphony
Hath need of pause and interval of peace.
Some subtle signal bids all sweet sounds cease,
Save hum of insects’ aimless industry.

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

08/23/2021

Nothing like a BIG summer moon...........................

Shine on, O moon of summer.
Shine to the leaves of grass, catalpa, and oak,
All silver under your rain to-night.

Carl Sandburg (1878–196

08/22/2021

Valuable precious little bumblebee...............................

Bright, bright, restless bright, through the sun-burnt meads,
Wavers the butterfly;
Ever across its path a pilot invisible leads
A sylphid fleet of the thistle's light and feathery seeds,
And August passeth by.

Edith Matilda Thomas (1854–1925)

08/16/2021

Summer sunsets are the best................

Since Poets have told of sunset,
What is left for me to tell?
I can only say that I saw the day
Press crimson lips to the horizon gray,
And kiss the earth farewell.

Effie Lee Newsome (1885–1978)

08/15/2021

The magic of summer......................................

The sun drew off at last his piercing fires.
Over the stale warm air, dull as a pond
And moveless in the grey quieted street,
Blue magic of a summer evening glowed.

Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938)

07/26/2021

Beautiful grass and sky...................................

How many songs, O summer wind,
How many songs do you know
Of fair, sweet things in your wanderings,
As over the earth you go.

Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)

07/24/2021

Another beautiful summer image..........................................

In the grey summer garden, I shall find you
With day-break and the morning hills behind you.
There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings;
And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings.

Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)

07/22/2021

Full moon soon................................enjoy

Raised are the dripping oars,
Silent the boat! the lake,
Lovely and soft as a dream,
Swims in the sheen of the moon.

Matthew Arnold (1822–88)

07/14/2021

Lazy, crazy July..................................

Balmily, balmily, summer wind,
Sigh through the mountain passes;
Over the sleep of the beautiful deep
Over the woods green masses
Ripple the grain of valley and plain,
And the reeds and the river grasses.

Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)

07/03/2021

Happy Fourth of July to everyone!! be quiet so you can hear this stuff, please...................

A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, —
And that is July!

James N. Matthews (1852–1910)

06/28/2021

Crickets...........and something extra.......................fascinating stuff!!

It is not summer until the crickets sing.

Ancient Proverb

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Fahrenheit:
Just count the number of chirps in 14 seconds, then add 40 to get the temperature.

The number you get will be an approximation of the outside temperature.

Example: 30 chirps + 40 = 70° F

06/28/2021

It's certainly dripping now...........................................

A dripping June
Brings all things in tune

Ancient Proverb

06/23/2021

June 24 is tomorrow! Although two is better than one.........even with thistles.............................

Cut your thistles before St. John [June 24],
You will have two instead of one.

Ancient Proverb

06/19/2021

"What a day for a daydream"...................................................

I meant to do my work today—
But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

Richard Le Gallienne (1866–1947)

06/13/2021

Busy, busy buzzy little bees..........................they are the backbone of our agriculture.....................without them we'd all be VERY hungry!

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

06/13/2021

This year the birdie chirping is beautiful early morning and early evening..............

O fields in June's fair verdure drest,
And vocal now with birds and bees!

Henry Stevenson Washburn (1813–1903)

06/07/2021

How sweet June smells................................

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.

N.P. Willis (1807–67)

05/27/2021

Bees, bees.....buzzy bees, our planet would be or could be "naked" without them.................................................

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay;
a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon;
but a swarm in July is not worth a fly.

Beekeepers' saying, mid-17th century

05/24/2021

The woods are full of them.....................singing flowers that is......

I think if you listen closely
In the sweet, glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook,
the breeze and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.
–Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b.1876)

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Pigeon River Country
Ga***rd, MI
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