Sunrise at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Photo: Nan Gaunt/USFWS

Serenity in Seney

Fog lingers over a pond as the sun rises over the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Schoolcraft County, Michigan.

Established in 1935 as a product of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the 95,212-acre refuge boasts 211 different species of bird, including ducks, eagles, osprey, cranes, loons and swans. In addition to its large avian population, it is called home by river otters, moose, gray wolves, beavers and black bears.

The abundance of diverse wildlife isn't the refuge's only claim to fame. Within the park is the Strangmoor Bog, a National Natural Landmark considered to be the best surviving example of a subarctic patterned bog ecosystem within the contiguous U.S.

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