The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Insect Encounters

As you might imagine, I met many insects on my trio of 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures.


Two of my favorite encounters are here for you to enjoy.

This walking stick appeared on my shoulder when I took a rest on one of the Thousand Islands.




This insect is a master of mimicry. When I first noticed it on my shoulder, I thought it was a fallen twig and I tried to brush it off.

My most favorite insect is the praying mantis and I saw several on my hikes.

This one hitched a ride on my shorts as I hiked North Manitou Island.








I set him back on a beech tree.


What's your favorite insect and why?

Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.com


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tadpoles

Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.com



Amphibians are sensitive to pollution. There were many times on my hikes where I saw shallow pools filled with tadpoles. It always made me happy to see evidence of a healthy environment on and around our Great Lakes.

Here's a glimpse at tadpoles along Lake Huron:




Thursday, January 5, 2017

Slowly I Turned...

Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.com




Here's a look at Niagara Falls in motion:



 It is here that the merged waters from Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie flow north over the falls.
Our Great Lakes move water to the North Atlantic Ocean. 
These waters are on a journey.