Posts Categorized: Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Witch-Hazel’s Trick

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Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Witch-Hazel’s Trick Submitted December 2021 By Ranger Steve Mueller (8/13/1950 – 6/16/2022) Editor’s Note: This is the last of the articles we have by Ranger Steve Mueller. He was such considerate person, that he submitted articles for the entire year of 2022—even as his health was failing fast. Rest in peace Ranger Steve, […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Asters

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RANGER STEVE’S NATURE NICHE Asters by Ranger Steve Mueller (8/13/1950 – 6/16/2022) Wonderous, extravagant, elegant, gorgeous, attractive, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, enjoyable, and pleasant are beauty expressions captivating our attention for the New England and Frost Asters. Many asters populate the countryside but these two dominate the season. The deep purple ray flowers of New England Asters […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: 76 Natural Communities

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RANGER STEVE’S NATURE NICHE 76 Natural Communities by Ranger Steve Mueller Seventy-six trombones led the big parade is a tune from the musical The Music Man. Hopefully, Michigan’s 76 natural communities within the Great Lakes ecosystem are even more popular. They are essential to the survival of specialized life forms adapted to unique habitats and […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Helicopters

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RANGER STEVE’S NATURE NICHE Helicopters by Ranger Steve Mueller Flying about our yards are tens of thousands of silent helicopters. Our grandson, Walden, was visiting as we walked among the whirling maple seed samaras. Karen said we used to call them “helicopters”. I jokingly asked, what do you call them now? Most of us have […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Vision for the Future

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Vision for the Future by Ranger Steve Mueller An exciting year waits for aiding plant and animal nature niches. Every year is a new beginning with hopes for keeping New Year’s resolutions, but most are not kept. Our nature niche can be to enhance living conditions for yourselves and others with whom we share “creation […]