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June 2003
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McDonough’s Market - 70 Years serving Beaver Island

Don't bother trying to fix it … if it's not Baroque

Graduation Time

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Plans for the 4th of July

The Historical Society releases the schedule for Museum Week

BIPOA Nature Lecture: Painted Turtles of the Beaver Archipelago

CMU Summer Nature Walk series

BIRHC to Raffle Truck

Health Center Groundbreaking

The State of the Internet on Beaver Island

Honoring Bev and Mike

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

A Fine Spring Concert

An Environmental Protection section proposed for our Zoning Ordinance

Passings: Robert Smith; Gary Tepe; Margaret Way; Dan Green

Rural Arts & Culture Grant Update

Mary Gets a New Gallery

Roasting Jerry

The Sun Also Rises … over PABI's Community House: Summer Solstice Celebrations

The Class Play: A Class Act

Lighthouse School News

News from the Townships

Work at Beaver Head

BICS Students get Handhelds

Island Airways Hanger Party

Emerald Isle Security Exercise

Making a Walleye Pond

The Leadership Retreat suggests an approach for the Lansing Reception

A Report on The Lansing Reception

Peaine Township helps the Island move closer to a Master Plan

The AmVets in Action: yellow ribbons and posters

Weather or Not

Camp Quality Returns

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CMU sets 2003 Summer Nature Walk schedule

Once again the Historical Society is sponsoring the CMU series of interesting and informative Nature Walks in June and July. The cost is $15, which includes a meal. Except for the Bird excursion, which leaves the Bio Station at 6:00 a.m., all treks will begin at 9:00. Since only 25 will be accommodated on each one, please sign up in advance with Pinky or at the Print Shop. Here's the schedule:

Bird Banding and Beaver Island Birds with Nancy Seefelt on Thursday, June 6: This trip will begin at 6:00 a.m. and will take participants to a site where birds will be mist-netted and banded. Breakfast will follow at 8:00 a.m. after which participants will have the opportunity to once again go into the field for another 90 minutes of bird-watching. Please bring binoculars if you have them.

Beaver Island Early Summer Flora with Dr. Ed Leuck on Saturday June 21: A trip to a variety of habitats to locate and identify many of Beaver Island's beautiful spring and summer wildflowers and other plant species.

Biology of Beaver Island's Sand Dunes with Dr. Beth Leuck on Saturday July 12: This trip will take participants to the west side of Beaver Island for an exploration of the extensive sand dunes located there. The origin, current status and future of the dunes will be discussed and the flora and fauna indigenous to these beautiful ecosystems will be sought after and explained in ecological terms. Some climbing of steep sandy inclines will be required.

The Mammals of Beaver Island with Dan Benjamin on Saturday
July 19: Learn about the diversity of indigenous and introduced mammals that today inhabit Beaver Island. Discover the details of their natural history and learn where and how to observe these fascinating animals.

The Wetland Flora of Beaver Island with Dr. Dan Wujek on Wednesday July 23: Journey to several unique terrestrial sites on Beaver Island to search out the diversity of flowering and woody plants indigenous to these areas during mid to late summer. Learn about the importance of these ecosystems and how to identify them and their plant residents.

Beaver Island's Inland Lakes with Dan Benjamin on Thursday
July 31: A trip to most of Beaver Island's inland lakes, with information about their formation, current status, water chemistry and natural history.

–James C. Gillingham

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