Celebrate Michigan Wildlife this Holiday Season

by Brianne Johnson on December 10, 2012

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This holiday season, embrace the great outdoors without sacrificing your toes to the cold. How? It’s simple: celebrate Michigan wildlife with the Press’s The Lone Wolverine and The Kirtland’s Warbler. As part of the UMP Holiday Sale, these books (and more!) will be available through Dec. 31, 2012 for 40% off!

Find out about the Kirtland’s warbler, a rock star among endangered species. The rarest warbler in North America due to its persnickety nesting preferences (its nesting grounds are generally limited to a small area in Northern Michigan), when the Kirtland’s total population fell below 400 birds in the 1970s and 1980s a small group of dedicated biologists, researchers, and volunteers vowed to save the bird despite long odds. William Rapai’s The Kirtland’s Warbler is the fascinating story of the warbler’s survival and gradual recovery, the people and policies that kept it from extinction, and the ongoing challenges that may again jeopardize the bird’s future.

The Lone Wolverine is the tale of local science teacher and amateur naturalist Jeff Ford’s quest as he uncovered answers to mysteries surrounding the territory and movement patterns of a lone wolverine that was found in the Thumb region of Michigan in 2004 – almost 100 years since the last spotting of a wild wolverine in the Wolverine State. An unforgettable piece of American wildlife lore, The Lone Wolverine is part love story, part detective story.

Check out our holiday sale and prepare to become one with nature while sitting in an armchair in front of the fire!

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