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Exploring Nature in Music

by Kerry Dexter / Jun 21, 2021 /
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Nature is a deep source of inspiration for musicians. At times, that might lead to a symphony, or a concerto. It might lead to a children's song, a dance tune, or a hymn. There are many paths to explore and consider nature through music, through stories of weather, time, space, landscape, and many more aspects.

Exploring Nature in Music

Read This: Hidden Gems of the Northern Great Lakes: A Trail and Paddling Guide

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We are SO excited to share an extraordinary new book by writer, photographer, and paddler Madeline Marquardt, entitled Hidden Gems of the Northern Great Lakes: A Trail and Paddling Guide. She has worked as a sea kayaking guide in the Apostle Islands, English teacher in Armenia, and paddled and hiked extensively throughout the Lake Superior Reg

Top Five Hidden Gems in Michigan for Hikers and Paddlers

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Publisher's note: We absolutely LOVE this book. Click here to read our author interview! 

Photographer Spotlight: Paul Sorrell

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Always entranced by birds, I can never get enough of birdwatching–whether outside in real life, or (especially in winter) via books and the internet. We were lucky enough to publish an excerpt from renowned wildlife photographer Paul Sorrell’s new book, Getting Closer

Story in the Snow at the National Elk Refuge, Wyoming

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Snow can reveal the mysterious lives of critters in the night.

These tracks were made by elk. The tracks indicate that elk were zig-zagging through the snow, digging for vegetation buried beneath.

Story in the Snow at the National Elk Refuge, Wyoming

Sir David Attenborough's Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist

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You might perhaps be familiar with Sir David Attenborough as creator and presenter of well-known and much-awarded television and radio programs including Life on Earth, Civilization, and Blue Planet. He's an elder statesman of sorts of broadcasting, a respected spokesperson for the natural world and about climate change.

Eat This! Wilderness Cooking with Expert Ray Mears...and an Extraordinary French Onion Soup Recipe

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Want a cookbook that is interesting, unique, teaches much about cooking and eating outdoors, AND has incredible recipes? Look no further than Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors, the latest book by Ray Mears. Ray is an authority on the subject of Bushcraft and Survival. He has also become a household name through his various television series, including Tracks, World of Survival, Trips Money Can't Buy with Ewan McGregor, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

The Most Important Book You Can Read With Your Kids

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 27, 2020 /
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One of our very favorite people in the world (not to mention one of our very favorite artists: read our profile with her here!), Lara Smith, has a new book that, honestly, is a must for any parent or educator to share with their kids.

Photographer of the Month: Dare'l McMillian

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Feb 23, 2019 /
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We first met our Photographer of the Month, Dare'l McMillian, at a Western Michigan University press event for Phantom of the Opera.

Photographer of the Month: Scott Drummond

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 16, 2018 /
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Just wait until you see the photos from our featured photographer this month, Scott Drummond. They are incredibly beautiful, and truly capture the essence of this extraordinary landscape.

View from Dynjandi - Wild Westfjords 4 Day Tour
View from Dynjandi - Wild Westfjords 4 Day Tour 

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