Saturday, December 18, 2010

Video Blog, Exploring Winter Interdune Habitats

Alright folks. This is my first "video blog" type of thing. So bear with me. Kind of a new format just for kicks. Come along as I take you down to Lake Michigan through a magical, mystery....uh...walk. Through the snow. Down to Lake Michigan. We'll be walking through Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon, MI.

Here's the intro...which is a lot like the intro paragraph.

Sandy areas and clearings. These shorter trees and bits of juniper are characteristic of the sandy areas near the lake between the dune ridges. It's common to find low bush blueberries in these areas and naturally occurring prickly pear cactuses.

DSC03509 we are back in the woods again coming up on the second ridge of dunes on our way to the Lake.


Squirrel city...intermission. Bunch of squirrel nests in the trees above.

Creaking trees and a wood pecker intermission

We pass over the third dune ridge and approach Lake Michigan.

Frozen sand structures like the one below line the shore...


Looking back at the dunes from the lake



1 comment:

Martin Langeland said...

Thanks very much for the pix and vids. I remember hiking through that area in the late fifties to overnight by the big lake.
Never saw it in winter before.
Gut Jul.