Northern Magazine


Northern’s connection to the natural world is deeply rooted (we are Wildcats, after all). In this issue, we sample research conducted on land animals and aquatic dwellers, sustainability studies, and interpretations of nature though literature, art and dance; visit NMU’s Museum of Zoology; take flight with the world’s eagles; and travel back in time to the invention of nighttime wildlife photography.

Searching For Shiras

In his new book, Camera Hunter: George Shiras II and the Birth of Wildlife Photography, NMU English Professor James McCommons illuminates the impacts of this U.P. pioneer, whose work was the sole focus of an entire issue of National Geographic, from exploration to legislation.


Guided By Eagles

New inductee into the world-renown Explorers Club, Dr. Bill Bowerman ’91 MS is on a quest to study eagles around the globe, and mentor the next generation of biologists and eagle scouts.


NMU’s little-known collection and world-wide resource of thousands of species.A roundup of nature-based research and creative endeavorsAmazing individuals making big impactsHonoring alumni athletes in Nordic skiing, wrestling, football, swimming and basketball