Lake Superior in a Wild Mood
A great hike (or snowshoe) anytime of the year.
Currently it’s virtually bug free and full of interesting fauna for the fall season.
Hunter’s Point is home to many rare, unusual and endangered plant species. This beauty is Indian Pipe, an actual flower. It starts out white, turns pinkish then darkens until eventually black. The plant is an unusual type of parasite. It does not get its nutrition directly through tree roots, but from an intermediary connection with a mycorrhizal fungus. The fungus transfers some of the photosynthate it derives from the tree roots to the Indian pipe. What a relationship!
|View of the Queen docked, from Hunter’s Point|
|Heading out of Copper Harbor
The ferry goes to and from Isle Royale National Park every day in August.
Copper Harbor celebrates Lake Superior: July 21st is the official Lake Superior Day
Celebrating the Greatest Lake, Superior!
|Serving up Fish Chowder|
|Michigan Tech research vessel Agassiz|
|Giving rides in the harbor|
Photos by Sherry Mattson
|Snowshoe Hare on the trail|