Wanted: your deer, fish, game and outdoors photos to share with viewers of Jackson County Outdoors.com. We hope to fill our galleries with your success stories over the coming hunting season and following year as you mushroom hunt, fish, discover beautiful scenes and enjoy the outdoors. Simply email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, the names of anyone in the photos, a telephone contact number and any information pertinent to the story you are telling with the photo. You could also include a little information about the hunt or share cooking or foraging tips so others can learn from your success.
I seed you!
Trophy hunterCheryl Westbrook of Onsted stands next to just a few of the trophy bucks she has taken over the years. Photo by Steve Linenfelser.
From Around Jackson County
Vineyard Lake in October
A sweet drink
Little Stoney at sunset
So long, summer
Trying to Escape
Vineyard Lake in OctoberDonald Cutts took this photo looking west from the Oakwood Beach side of Vineyard Lake at about 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 26. "God paints beautiful pictures," said Cutts.
Autumn splendorJulie Hill of Clarklake took this as the sun was beginning to set on October 7. "Our little Maple tree, color provided by the changing season," she said.
A sweet drinkA butterfly enjoyed the nectar from a flower last summer, which made for a pretty picture. We are looking form more outdoors photos for this website as well as the Exponent. Photo by Matt Schepeler
Little Stoney at sunsetKelley Keefe sent us this great sunset photo from Little Stoney Lake.
So long, summerThese wildflowers were taken by a gravel road in Jackson County. Since the photo was taken a few weeks ago the temps have nosedived and the flowers, sadly, faded.
Baby TurtlesThese baby snappers were brought into the Exponent in Brooklyn. Olen Burch, in the photo, took 56 eggs from a dying turtle and buried them in his back yard in Brooklyn. “I made two nests, but think now for that many eggs I should have made three,” he said.
Trying to EscapeOne turtle decided to take a chance and explore the territory beyond him. Burch kept the turtles in a pizza box on his way to releasing them in a wetland area near Onsted.
Maple Spanworm Moth
Brooklyn walking stick
Eye in the sky
A blood moon
DNR: wolves are in the lower peninsula
Maple Spanworm MothBonnie Hiatt snapped this photo of a moth that looked very much like a leaf. Do any of our viewers know off hand what type of moth it is? Note: Thanks Tami Reed for identifying the moth for us. My guess was way off....
Brooklyn walking stickA stare-down appears to be taking place between a walking stick and Garret Smith, whose legs are in the background. The Phasmatodea are an order of insects whose members are variously known as walking sticks (in the United States. The ordinal name is derived from the Ancient Greek φάσμα phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, and refers to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves. Their natural camouflage makes them difficult to detect. Stick insects are often kept as pets, though it seems they wouldn't be very fun to cuddle with, and would only get underfoot one time. Walking sticks normally appear in the fall, along with woolly bear and falling leaves. Photo taken by Philip Smith
Eye in the skyThis "eye in the sky" was taken by Deb Sautter during the recent lunar eclipse.
A blood moonThis stunning photo of the lunar eclipse was submitted by Deb Sautter of Clarklake.
DNR: wolves are in the lower peninsulaWolves are believed to be in the lower peninsula. Have you seen anything unusual in or around your property? We want to see your pictures!