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Audubon to meet
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:01 PM

CASPIAN—The Lee LeBlanc Chapter of the Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

What kind of caterpillar is this? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:17 PM

While picking chokecherries in the Caspian area, Patty Soderbloom grabbed onto something large, squishy and spiked. When she saw the large green caterpillar she gave out a yell. Maurice Beauchamp broke the branch the caterpillar was clinging so that photos could be taken. The extra large caterpillar will eventually turn into a large cecropia moth, North America’s largest native moth and a member of the giant silk moth family. The cecropia moth caterpillar feeds upon many common trees and shrubs. As they grow, larger small black hairs grow from tubercles (small projections) all over the body, which at early stages is yellow-green. As the larvae grow, the coloration becomes green to bluish-green, with the tubercles becoming blue, yellow or orange. Upon reaching maturity in autumn, the caterpillars, now 4 to 4-1/2 inches long, spin large cocoons on trees or wooden structures to emerge as adults in the first two weeks early summer. (Soderbloom photos)

ORV trail opens connecting Iron River and Marenisco
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:17 PM

ONTONAGON—MI-TRALE, (Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment), a multi-use trail organization, announces that the Ottawa 70 miles of the new East Connector (EC) will officially open for travel on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Bear DNA does not match
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:17 PM

LANSING—The DNA of a wounded bear killed Aug. 18 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources does not match the DNA of the bear that attacked 12-year-old Abby Wetherell near Cadillac, the DNR announced.

Great catch PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:50 PM

Cody Maki of Madison, Wis. shows off his bundle of fish while fishing with his grandpa, Norman Marcell of Iron River. Among the fish is his big catch, a 19 inch bass. (submitted photo)

WU to host youth hunt and other programs
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:49 PM

IRON COUNTY—Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County will sponsor a youth hunt on Sept. 21-22. Iron County youth age 12 to 16 are eligible to participate and they do not have to have a hunter safety certificate, although it is encouraged.

Bear killed in Wexford County to be tested for link to Thursday attack
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:49 PM

LANSING— Two Michigan conservation officers responded to a complaint about a bear at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Wexford County’s Selma Township, announced the DNR.

Michigamme Falls drawdown to start
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:48 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS --We Energies has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for a planned construction project at its Michigamme Falls Hydroelectric Plant, located in Mastodon Township.

4-H Sharp Shooters continue to excel
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 1:29 PM

For the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Nebr., four Michigan shooters made up the 2013 Michigan 4-H Air Rifle Team.  Pictured are, from left, 4-H coach, Marvin Hill, team members Alex Nelson of Iron River, Gerry St. James of St. Clair County, Jesse Thoreson of Amasa, Joshua Fletemier of St. Clair County and 4-H coach Jerry St. James. (submitted photo)

Audubon Society to hear fawn survival report
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 1:29 PM

CASPIAN—The Lee LeBlanc Chapter of the Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Iron County Museum.