Southwest Michigan Wildlife columnist for The Herald-Palladium


Ospreys are in nest atop a pole at the football field at Bangor High School.

The osprey, once on the Endangered Species List, has been making a comeback in Southwest Michigan in recent decades.

A new nest was discovered last week, when William and Greg Myrkle found a pair atop a light pole at Bangor High School.


A male ruby-throated hummingbird is seen April 23 in Bridgman.


A LeConte’s sparrow is seen April 23 at Warren Dunes State Park.

Jonathan Wuepper is an area naturalist. Report your sightings to him at