Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Vol XXII – #48 – Reflections on a Black Bear

 I was rudely awakened by a porch pirate at 3am! One birdfeeder removed from its clamp. I was able to snap a quick photo of the perpetrator, but he remains at large (and large). Be on the look out on the North end of Lake Leelanau for this huge four-legged black bird. After a long day in Traverse City, the… Read more »

Vol XXII – #47 – April in Leland

  Back in Leland for the next week or so. I went down to Van’s Beach to see if the dredging was starting, but nothing is set up yet. Our resident porcupine decided to spend the day outside on the limb of his home. I went out to take a closer look and saw him waddle slowly back into his… Read more »

Vol XXII – #46 – The Leland Reporter is 90!

Technically, this was yesterday, but we had everyone possible in today in person or on Zoom. Keith Burnham turned the milestone age of 90! In honor of this auspicious occasion, you get a pic of Fishtown and Van’s Beach (pre-snowstorm). If you are looking for a cute AirBnb, look for The Cherry Cottage on M204. You’ve all been very good… Read more »

Vol XXII – #45 – Pandemic Poems

This is a call of a personal nature today. Feel free to share. I’m trying to raise money to help my nephew TJ replace his car. He’s had some bad luck over the last couple of months and is trying to keep everything together. One thing that would help immensely with his life is replacing an old Impala with 205k… Read more »

Vol XXII – #44 – Wings over Leelanau

We were greeted by a bit of sunshine and a light pillar at sunrise this morning. Yesterday, I found a log and created a homemade bird feeder to photograph. I drilled some deep holes in it and mounted it on a board that I attached to the porch railing. To keep the seed in the holes, I needed a suet-like… Read more »

Vol XXII – #33 – 2023 Leland Report Calendar

  The 2023 Leland Report Calendar is currently at the printers and I expect to ship by the end of this October. We no longer post every day, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have images to share. We thank you for your support as you make this worthwhile for us. I am limiting the printing to 200 calendars this… Read more »

Vol XXII – #14- Trillium Time

  Trillium season is in full swing. I found these at the top of the hill near the open field on the Clay Cliffs trail North of Leland. Looking forward to nice weather all this week for some other shots, maybe some drone footage. The best Trillium display I’ve seen was on the Arcadia Dunes Trail just North of Arcadia…. Read more »

Vol XXII – #13- Wildfire

  Excitement for the day was a wildfire that started along the telephone lines that head into the forest south of Trillium Dr., which is less than a mile South. Looks minor, but with the winds today, could have been pretty serious. Thank you Leelanau Township Fire and Tribal Fire personnel for taking care of this. The Daffodils also thank… Read more »

Vol XXII – #12- Fishtown to Alligator Hill

 Two for one today. Clouds parted for a nice sunny day yesterday, however cold with gale force winds. The Joy is in the water and it looks like the new and higher dock is complete. Today we took a hike over to Alligator Hill which is still healing from the microburst many years ago. Today started out cold, cloudy, and… Read more »

Vol XXII – #11- One or the Other

  I guess we can have warm and rain, or cold and sunshine this week, that’s it. I guess I can’t complain. Top photo is from Bayview and you know the bottom. I can’t pass up a day like this and a Narrows shot. The boat is in good condition now for the Summer and we had a good dinner… Read more »