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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I'm not fond of these particular birds, but found this story "interesting".

N.J. community upset by die-off of starlings poisoned by ...
Jan 27, 2009 ... Bannerman said the starlings had to be killed because they were ... starlings, which are considered an invasive species by the USDA. ...www.newsday.com/topic/ny-libird26,0,2072541.story?track=rss-topicgallery - 9 hours ago -


  1. I wonder why they can get rid of their pest birds and we can't cull out the Canada geese that plague us in the summer. Do you think the US Air crash into the Hudson River caused by geese will do anything to raise awareness of the problems?

    Our lawns certainly are polluted by the geese in the summer and we would be happy to take part in a test project to get them to move to more friendly neighborhoods. But I wouldn't want geese dropping from the sky like the starlings. Would be a little dangerous!

  2. SBW, not to make light of that crash into the Hudson, but I received an email with a photo showing geese, quietly swimming in the Hudson River...they had turbans on their heads..terrorist geese in other words.

    Yes, geese falling out of the sky could give you a goose egg on the noggin'! (Sorry, couldn't resist that one!)


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