The science behind the fall color change
If you’ve taken a walk outside recently, you’ve probably noticed the beautiful color change. But why do leave change colors? And are some spots better for spotting the color change than others? To find out, we went to the experts at Kensington Metropark in Milford, part of the Huron-Clinton Metropark system
These nutrition facts will give you “pumpkin” to talk about
Pumpkin season is in full swing! Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin spice lattes are great, but have you thought about the nutritional benefits of pumpkins? Nutrition and fitness expert Jody Trierweiler joined Jason Carr on “Live in the D” to explain the benefits of including this fruit in meals.
Weather in week ahead: A garden-killing freeze is coming
A cold front crashes through Michigan Thursday, sending temperatures low enough for a freeze to even a hard freeze Saturday morning. In Other Weather News: Northern Lights alert: Multiple solar energy blobs heading toward EarthLook at the high temperature forecast each day from Tuesday through Friday. Low temperature forecast for Saturday, October 8, 2022Most cities across southern Lower Michigan will dip to freezing Saturday morning. In fact, the total rainfall forecast shows we shouldn’t expect heavy rain across southern Lower Michigan this week. Total rain forecast through Friday, October 7, 2022Lower Michigan should expect only a couple of tenths of an inch of rain at most.mlive.com
Keep your eyes to the skies, it’s raptor season
As we head into fall with the weather getting cooler, thousands of birds are flying south for the winter. In fact, September through November is known as raptor season because this is the time of year in Michigan when you can see many birds of prey high in the sky.
Five Incredible Road Trips Perfect for Fall
We asked Andrew Collins, author of the new book ‘Ultimate Road Trips: USA and Canada,’ to reveal his favorite fall road trips. From underrated national parks in Utah to classic leaf peeping in New England, here’s his intel on where to go and what to do. The five best fall road tripsoutsideonline.com
Fall color travel? Try these 10 Michigan vacation rentals
When fall comes around with its crisp days and golden light, we can’t help but dream about escaping to a cozy cottage or cabin. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some lazy fall color drives, hike through a fall forest, or just explore a new-to-you side of the state, now is a great time to plan a quick getaway. To help you with your trip planning, we’ve rounded up 10 well-reviewed cabins, cottages and vacation homes across Michigan, all from the vacation rental booking platform Vrbo. Each is located in an area where there’s plenty of fall fun to be had; bookmark them for future travels or let them inspire dreaming of your next escape.mlive.com
This sweet spot will have you falling for their seasonal flavors
The Sweet Spot USA is known for its funnel cakes. Some of the popular choices include banana split, biscoff cookie butter, strawberry shortcake, and nutella and oreos. Wendy and Layla Taha joined Tati Amare on “Live in the D” to discuss the unique items on their menu.
Under Armour Outlet’s fall sale: Up to 25% off hoodies, fleece, jogger pants
Fall has officially arrived and now is the time to pack away most of your summer gear and update your fall sports apparel. Find great savings during Under Armour Outlet’s fall sale. Save up to 25% off comfortable hoodies, fleece, jogger pants and more. Under Armour has athletic gear whether you enjoy exercising in a gym, running backcountry or running errands. Stock up on running shoes and slides for the locker room after workouts or training at the gym.mlive.com
Metro Detroit weather: Temps fall as Autumn arrives
Good Thursday morning on a day that becomes the transition from Summer to Fall. It is cooling down right on schedule with Metro Detroit temperatures dipping down into the lower and middle 50s. It was a big cold front that brought the storms yesterday, but we are finally feeling the cooler air today. We have quite a bit of cloud cover coming and going without any rain or fog as you head out and about to get going into what some consider to be Michigan’s finest season. It’s sweatshirt or light jacket weather for that early morning walk with the dog and today may be the first day of pants instead of shorts at school. We will struggle to warm with a gusty and cooler breeze.
How to track fall bird migration across Michigan
Fall foliage maps aren’t the only way to track the change of seasons across Michigan. With fall bird migration currently reaching peak numbers, live migration maps on the website BirdCast provide a real-time look as billions of birds wing their way south across the U.S. en route to their winter homes in the tropics. More than 380 bird species fly through Michigan each year during fall migration, which spans several months and includes species from songbirds and shorebirds to waterfowl and raptors. BirdCast maps use weather surveillance radar to predict and track seasonal bird migrations, producing migration forecast maps as well as real-time analysis maps that show the intensities of actual nocturnal bird migration. RELATED:228 million birds on the move across U.S. tonight as fall migration peaks6 Great Lakes birds to start looking for as fall flyways fill upFall is an amazing season for Michigan birdwatching.mlive.com
Social media influencer encourages women to embrace their curves
With autumn on the horizon, it’ll soon be time to swap out t-shirts for sweaters. Chantele “Telly” Mallory a Detroit fashion social media influencer appeared on “Live in the D,” and gave host Tati Amare some tips on the latest Fall fashion trends. First off Mallory says, leather and double breasted styles are very popular right now, as well as plaid. She showed off a few cool looks and discussed how she encourages women with curves to embrace their bodies and be fashionable while doing so. “I’m telling women to love your body, don’t wait for it to get to a smaller size, buy the clothes now,” Mallory said.
Metro Detroit weather: Tracking summer heat Friday, rain chances this weekend
Some wildfire smoke out west created clouds here yesterday that stalled temperatures only briefly because we expect to warm up nicely today. Good Finally Friday morning! Temperatures are in the middle and upper 50s as you step out just about anywhere here in Metro Detroit under mostly clear skies. Watch out for that pesky patchy fog which has presented itself again reducing visibility in spots as you hit the road early on this final day of the work and school week. A warm front is working over our area setting us up for a nice little warm up around Pure Michigan today.
Here’s the key to making a good apple pie
We are entering a favorite season for many - Michigan apple pie season! Our beautiful state grows some of the best apples around, and with all that fresh fruit, you just have to have some in a freshly baked pie. Susan Wilcox Olson, Spokesperson for the Grand Traverse Pie Company, joined host Jason Carr to talk about apples, pie, and more.
Top tailgating deals from Amazon, just in time for football season
Amazon has top tailgating deals just in time football season. Save on everything from insulated cooler backpacks to ice cooler tables. Find deals on universal fit easy shades and canopy weights for comfort during your football festivities. Whether you’re planning a tailgate party or camping trip, Amazon has great deals on outdoor essentials. Find deals on tailgating tables with insulated coolers and food baskets and beer pong tailgate tables for pre-game fun.mlive.com
Does August mark the end of summer?
We are already in the first week of August, July has come and gone, so does that mean summer is coming to an end? That’s what we talked about today on What’s the Buzz. Joining host Tati Amare to talk about it are Mary Liz Curtin, the owner of Leon and Lulu and the Three Cats Cafe, and Blaine Fowler, Host of the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD.
Michigan recruiting roundup: Strong week for commits
Here are available stats from Michigan football commits and top targets from last week as some began their playoff runs. 526 overall prospect, had two catches for 34 yards and a score in a 58-6 win over High Point Christian Academy. 663 overall prospect is an East Carolina commit, but Michigan recently offered him and he plans to visit Ann Arbor this season. 24 overall recruit next cycle caught four passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in a 49-13 win over Cardinal Newman. Buy Wolverines gear: Fanatics, Nike, Amazon, LidsBuy Wolverines tickets: StubHub, SeatGeek, TicketmasterStream Wolverines games live: fuboTV, ESPN+, Slingmlive.com
20 Michigan parks, trails, and drives to see the fall colors
Fall is the season where we see just how beautiful Michigan is, and the changing of the leaves gives us the colors we don’t get to see any other time of year. These spots in Michigan are perfect for pictures, hiking, and gawking at Mother Nature’s awesomeness.photos.metrotimes.com
‘Tangled up’ deer stuck to a Georgia tree caught on video frantically trying to get free
A small but sneaky hardwood tree got the drop on a deer this week in Georgia, resulting in a surreal tug-of-war that has become a hit on social media. Video of the deer trying to escape the tree’s steely grip has racked up more than 65,000 views since being posted Wednesday on Facebook. It shows the terrified deer bucking and kicking like a horse, and even spinning in circles as it attempts to pull away from the tree. Closer inspection reveals the its antlers were tangled in threads of wood within the trunk, and the trap tightened each time the deer spun around. The video was filmed in a Roswell neighborhood, north of Atlanta, and shows an urban wildlife technician came to the rescue.mlive.com
Tips for bear-proofing your Michigan campsite this fall
Those items include:Airtight containers and storage bags: Food and toiletries should not be kept in tents. Store food and toiletries in airtight containers in a vehicle trunk, or suspend food from trees in burlap or plastic bags or backpacks. Rope: Hang containers or storage bags 12 feet above ground, 10 feet from the tree trunk and 5 feet from the nearest branch. Trash bags: Store trash as you would food. Don’t run, follow these tips, DNR saysMonarch butterfly ‘super generation’ now migrating; how to watch in MichiganFall is an amazing season for Michigan birdwatching.mlive.com
Michigan DNR’s Wildlife Division hiring seasonal workers for fall
Perhaps seasonal work with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is for you. Fall is a busy season for the DNR Wildlife Division. As a result, the department is hiring seasonal employees to work at various locations throughout the state, including DNR field offices, customer service centers and state game areas. Wages range from $11.50 an hour to $17.93 an hour depending on position and hours worked, according to the DNR. State FairMichigan DNR proposal would fine people for swimming at beaches during dangerous conditionsmlive.com
Michigan high school sports on hold
The MHSAA says it "will explore all options to complete our Fall tournaments when restrictions are lifted." The following announcement is from the MHSAA:The Michigan High School Athletic Association has suspended its Fall tournaments for girls volleyball, girls swimming & diving and football, and all winter practices and competitions scheduled to begin over the next three weeks per the emergency order to pause activity announced Sunday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to limit the spread of COVID-19. The volleyball and swimming & diving tournaments have one week remaining, with MHSAA Finals for both previously scheduled for Nov. 21. The 11 and 8-Player Football Playoffs also are nearing their conclusions, with the 8-player postseason two games from completion and 11-player down to its final three rounds. Executive Director Mark Uyl:“We understand the need for action, and we will explore all options to complete our Fall tournaments when restrictions are lifted.monroenews.com