Oct 03-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: October: Oct 03-07
Dueling moose    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri
Zoomed in    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri
Moose habitat    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri
Cow and her calf on shore    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri
Here they are    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri
Sturgeon River Gorge colors    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 05:20 am:

By the looks of these photos from Baraga County, E. Neil Harri has been busy spotting moose in their natural habitat. That top shot and the blowup of it, shows two moose sparring, while two others eye each other up on the sidelines. What a scene to come upon and have your camera at the ready, great shot Neil!

Our "eye in the sky" photographer said that the third picture is what the typical moose habitat in Southern Baraga County looks like and if you take a closer look (in the fourth photo), you'll spot a cow moose, browsing in the pond. You'll have to check out the fifth photo though, to really see where her calf is waiting on shore, since it's pretty hidden in the grasses otherwise.

The last picture, I just "threw" in, since it also was taken in Baraga County and it gives you a good idea of what stage the leaves are at in the color change there. Quite the view of the Sturgeon River Gorge, as it makes it's way through the colorful display.

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 05:49 am:

Wow. I'll be up this weekend to see what's left of fall colors.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 05:59 am:

Thanks for the great pictures!

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 06:30 am:

Those pictures are absolutely incredible. Who would ever be able to take photos like that? We are so lucky to have Neil's "eye in the sky". It's so rare to see a moose at all, but to see them sparring is more than amazing. Thanks, Neil.

By David A Jones (Jonesey65244) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 07:01 am:

I would like to be a stowaway on his plane and view those beautiful animals in real life. Thank you for the great photos.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 07:14 am:

WOW! Those pictures are so great! I love the colors on the Sturgeon!

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 07:19 am:

I am was out checking these moose while at work. We find the collared cows that have not been successfully observed on the ground survey. We are looking for calves. This is the aerial part of the reproduction survey.
The sparring bulls were near a cow hiding in some tag alder. We never saw her but knew she was there because of collar. These young bulls were sparring for the right to breed.
The cow in water with calf is what we need to see but the bulls are great to see as well.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 07:29 am:

Ilmayksi--Sounds like you have a VERY interesting job. Wonderful

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 07:30 am:

Mr Harri...I can get time off from work to come help you look for those cows! Fantastic pictures as always! Thankyou!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 08:13 am:

I bet my comment yesterday was responsible for you looking at Neil's gallery, Mary! I'll be leaving to come UP bright and early tomorrow morning, and, as always, I'll be moose-looking in Baraga County. How are the colors now towards the Porkies, Lorelei or any of the rest of you? The panoramas are breathtaking taking 38 towards Ontonagon at peak color.

Mary says: Purely coincidence Marsha, either that or maybe I was "channeling" my choices and you caught them! :->
I actually have the pictures for the week in mind several days before they're posted. But feel free to let me know when you spot something you think should be featured!!
Have a safe trip UP!

By Charles In Esky (Charlesinesky) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 08:28 am:

I think it was Phil Rizzuto who used to say "Holy Cow" when one
of his Yankees did something special. In the spirit of Phil, here's
a HOLY COW for Mr. Harri's remarkable pics of some of the U.P.'s
very special cows -- and a few bulls as well.

By Dorothy Stewart (Bootjackbabe) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 08:43 am:

Those must be the same moose that run in front of our car 2 weeks ago!!! I spotted them just in time---they are SO BIG!!! He wasn't 20 yards from us---awsome sight.!!! Also scary when they start running across the road.

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 09:01 am:

The Sturgeon River appears to be very low for this time of year, is it?


By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 09:04 am:

I love Neils Pictures.

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 09:08 am:

Fabulous pictures! Thanks!

By Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 09:31 am:

My Word such beautiful pictures. I have a close affinity with the Moose because as a young child I was taken on many Batchawana Island trips where the moose were abundant. They would walk over the ice from mainland Canada to the island where they would be trapped there, or have to swim back after the ice melted in the spring. My Uncle Harry called me Fair Moose for various reason I will not go into here. I had my fun yesterday with the snowman references, so I don't wanna stir the pot. lol

By Michael Poe (Mpoe) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 10:06 am:

Did much moose hunting (not to shoot) starting in 87 after they were transplanted. From Van Riper we Took the Peshekee grade up the Hurons and over to Big Bay. Did this many times over the years and never saw a moose. I knew they had to be there somewhere:)

Been to that exact spot above the Sturgeon Gorge during summer, It was beautiful then, but now...Wow!

By Snowman (Snowman) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 10:27 am:

I'm in awe over Neil's pictures, oh, to be able to fly and see what no one else can see.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 10:28 am:

I've seen Many Moose now along 41 between covington Junction and Michigamme.

If you want to have a chance and or see some beautiful colors, take the road to King lake
State forest campground.

this album has my shots of king lake from a couple years ago, about this time:


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 10:55 am:

Dorothy: Where did you see the moose cross the road? I'm getting so many good tips!

By Vicky P (Vickyp) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 11:42 am:

As usual, Mr. Harri does not disappoint with his photos! The last picture sure made a great background on my monitor. There have been so many great views lately, my background changes almost on a daily basis! Thanks for all of your work Mary to bring us trolls a little bit of the UP each and every day.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:25 pm:

Bobg, I have one of those pictures in your albumn as my current wallpaper on my home computer. Nice work.

By Marylyn Hoffman (Marylyn) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:38 pm:

Neil, I love your work. When we arrived in Mohawk in August I was surprised at the amount of color there was. We left the end of September, and there was still an abundance of color. Is it still beautiful there? Hope to be back in November.

By Bill Denning (Parpagayo) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 03:50 pm:

It looks like the fall colors are in full swing.

I'm working near Milwaukee, and am thinking about a drive north this weekend. Does anyone know about where the peak colors are right now?

Can anyone say what it's like in the Wausau / Green Bay area? I might not have time to get all the way to the Copper Country.

Thanks, Bill

By Pauline (Yooperinpa) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 04:40 pm:

Enjoy the pics all the time. Wish I had a chance to visit. Love this time of year with the colors!

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 06:11 pm:

i live 40 ,miles south of Green Bay..but on Lake Michigan..all green here yet. Sparse color changes

These are indeed some great pics. I've been trying to spot moose on our drives up there along 41 and 141...but never see anything.

Where exactly, are these pictures?
Where exactly on the route from Covington to Michigamme do you see them?

Is there a particular road that is off the highway that might yield the best results?

Of course, If ywe all go there..the moose will leave? maybe not.

By Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 06:39 pm:

Just finished reading on-line (SOOToday.com) that Canadian Moose hunting season is starting October 6th. :( How sad when there just doesn't seem to be an overabundance of this magnificent wonder in the US. I suppose it's necessary, but, oh my, what a shame.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 07:07 pm:

Is anything up with PastyNet re: photos? I usually can get the picture to forward to trollies who love seeing the different ones daily and although I can see them on my end, people who normally get them aren't getting them. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

The photos today by Neil are absolutely breathtaking. He does such a superb job, as do all who share photos with PastyNet...the aerial ones are unique.

Thanks so much!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 07:24 pm:

Striking pictures, today, Neil! I can never see enough moose pictures, and with bull moose today! And, some of that fall foliage is really awesome, particularly in the Moose habitat picture, near the bottom. The pictures are just gorgeous! Thank you, Neil & Mary!

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 07:42 pm:

grand moose pictures------i remain walter p.

By Dorothy Stewart (Bootjackbabe) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 08:24 pm:

Marsha----we saw the moose just outside of Covington Junction---it was so awsome. Scared me at first because I thought he was going to stop for the car but no such luck---he just ran in front of us. It was early morning and he had lots of steam coming from his nostrils---it was such a beautiful sight. My first moose sighting in the wild.!! Also, saw my first black bear this summer in Bootjack.!!! Beauty of nature.

By snowflake (Snowflake34) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 08:50 pm:

These pics make me miss the U.P.! I am coming home for a weekend on the 12th, hopefully there will still be some color left for me to enjoy.

By Sean Finnegan (Sean) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 11:22 pm:

Miracle of miracles, the Copper Harbor camera is working again.

By Suzy Lofquist (Suzymn41) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 11:27 pm:

Bill Denning:

I met some people in Ironwood last week-end who said the colors were just spectacular around Wausau. Black River falls outside of Bessemer were lovely also.

By Yahoo in Flatland (Yahooinflatland) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 11:42 pm:

Bill Denning,
I drove thru Wausau last Thursday, and back down thru Green Bay this past Sunday.
The colors in both areas are approaching peak... not there yet, but getting close!
Lots of color to see in mid-wisconsin.

The southwestern UP is past peak, due to heavy rain & wind.

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