Posts Categorized: Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Homegrown Natural Communities

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RANGER STEVE’S NATURE NICHE Home Grown Natural Communities by Ranger Steve Mueller The Great Lakes Ecosystem is a broad term that includes 76 component natural communities within the boundaries of Michigan. A brief definition of natural community is an assemblage of plants, animals, and other life that live in similar environmental conditions governed by natural… Read more »