Category Archives: Travel

Traveling to Isle Royale with the Foundation

As our Natural Resources Foundation (NRF) tour left the sheltered dock at Houghton, MI, and headed toward open water and Isle Royale, I was wondering: What did Lake Superior have waiting for us? The Michigan shore slowly disappeared below the stern of the Ranger III and the skies remained clear. Winds were favorable for our five-hour voyage across Lake Superior to Isle Royale National Wilderness Park. It was a beautiful day and our excitement grew as...

Dispatches from Belize

Foundation Executive Director Ruth Oppedahl and a group of Foundation members traveled to Belize. Together they explored birding hotspots, learned about community-based conservation efforts in Belize, and ventured into the country’s myriad habitats, including wetlands, Caribbean cayes, primary rainforest, and pine savanna. Below Ruth shares her observations from the adventure. Day 1 – Belize Floating down the river near Pook’s Hill Lodge, giant philodendrons vines hang over me like a beaded curtain. We are in...