Archive for Winter
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.
What a gorgeous day! After a few inches of snow the other day, it’s acting like spring again.
Hunter’s Point has some amazing ice and snow sculptures along the shore.
The falls are hardly recognizable this time of year. All you can see now is alot of ice and the water running through here and there. In spite of the fact we got about 100 inches less snow this year, the water seems to be running pretty good. I’ll post another pic at the same place in a couple weeks.
This was the 2nd Annual Copper Dog 150 Sled Dog challenge! This year’s race took mushers on an exciting backwoods tour of the Keweenaw racing from Calumet to Eagle Harbor to Copper Harbor and finally back home to Calumet.