State budget cuts include funding to deal with invasive Asian carp. Environmental groups say a new permit for "factory farms" is approved, but flawed. Most state parks and trails remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.
8/3/20 - Jupiter & Saturn at Their Prime
Jupiter and Saturn both recently made close approaches to Earth, which makes them prime for observing.
7/31/20 - Seeds from China; Electronics Recycling
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning residents not to open or plant unsolicited seeds from China.
7/27/20 - A Good Week for Lunar Observing
We begin the week of July 27 with the moon at First Quarter, which looks half illuminated in the south after sunset. That sets the stage for an excellent week of lunar observing.