University of Michigan Biological Station: Read Blogs from Students!

University of Michigan Biological Station bloggers talk about different aspects of their experiences with Northern Michigan from loon calls to a squall on Lake Michigan–check out the blogs below to catch some insight!

"The Squall"

University of Michigan Biological Station blogger Carl Baird talks about his experience with "The Squall" on Lake Michigan.

"Carl watched the colors passing smoothly by the white hull of the boat. Ugly brown turned to green, and suddenly to brilliant aquamarine. Farther out, it became deep and dark.

Once you get to the blue, he thought, you’ve made it….." Click here to read more of "The Squall."

"Bedrock"

University of Michigan Biological Station blogger Meredith Luneack crafts a poem centered around the history of an abandoned bedrock she discovers.

"How did you get here? Like some silicate stowaway

you’ve migrated, perhaps lost from someone’s pocket,

dropped a foreigner into a strange, new geologic place…." To read more of "Bedrock" click here.

"Family Tree"

University of Michigan Biological Station blogger Lexi Targan talks about learning to identify trees.

"Our inexperience with the forest ahead of us was revealed by the hodgepodge of outfits we wore. Some of us wore sandals; others chose pants and regretted it; some had hats, and none of us had a clue as to what the day would hold…." To read more click here.

"Paradise"

University of Michigan Biological Station blogger Meredith Luneack writes a nostalgic piece about life in "Paradise."

"It was one of those days where everything was gray. The water was gray, and the sky was gray, and the gravel was gray, and the people were a little gray, too. Lake Superior stretched out endlessly in a rippling plane toward the horizon, where it crashed and blurred into the bleary autumn sky…." To read on click here!

"The Manic Echo at Sunset"

University of Michigan Biological Station blogger Kaleah Mabin shares her experience about hearing a loon for the first time.

"A few friends and I decided to take our rowboat out to the middle of Douglas Lake. It’s sunset, and the air is cool – but not too cool…" To read more click here.

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