Even the rocks get in on the colorful action, hosting a wide variety of fungus and lichens--which I unfortunately know nothing about!
We heard loons calling from some distant inland lake, and coyotes yipping in the dusk. Three times bald eagles scared up the gull colony out on the island, sending 1,000 or more birds screaming into the air--and each time I was without my camera. We weren't able to stay long, only had a few hours of evening light and then left around 9am or so the next morning, on our way to Van Riper State Park, west of Marquette. But the short stay only makes us want to go back all the more.