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Spring Is In The Air!

Spring Is In The Air!

Another glorious spring day in Copper Harbor.
A family of Canada Geese at a local pond enjoying the day.
Many of the fruiting plants are in bloom at this time.
These Blueberry blooms are a promise of things to come!

Copper Harbor Lighthouse and the amazing blue of Lake Superior.




Posted in: Spring and Summer

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Porter’s Island

Porter’s Island

Lake Superior’s level is very low right now. Porter’s Island is accessible by foot at this time. There are few places where you have to rock hop but it is do-able. The lake does experience sache, an effect like the tide. The level can change quite a bit in just a few minutes. One notices this especially when looking for rocks to step on!

Looking back at Hunter’s Point from Porter’s Island
Looking east at the islands crescent beach 

 Some exposed quartz in the basalt
Lake Superior – Clean & Blue




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Icicles

Icicles

Lake Superior often gets wild and sprays the shoreline. When conditions are just so, icicles can form along the shore flora and conglomerate.




Posted in: Winter

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The work of a Pileated Woodpecker

The work of a Pileated Woodpecker

The Pileated woodpecker is a local, year round resident here in Copper Harbor. It is the largest North American woodpecker (besides the Ivory Billed, thought to be extinct) about the size of a crow. Their holes are unique in that they have squared off edges and rectangular holes rather than round, and of course, they are also very large.
This is some current work from a local woodpecker – The photo of the bird is not current, but is posted to show what the culprit looks like. It was taken here in Copper Harbor.




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