The Eagle

The Eagle

As anyone who has attempted to photograph an eagle knows, it’s not easy.  Eagles are somewhat rare and don’t appear in front of you on any sort of schedule.  If and when you do spot an eagle, they usually refuse to pose.  That means you have to be ready...
The Swans

The Swans

There are at least two swans hanging out at Clark Lake.  The most recent evidence is captured in this photo taken today (Sunday, 2/21) by Bill Leutz.  The perspective is from the area along Eagle Point Road looking toward Mud Point. Earlier this winter, Carl Noechel...
Swans Caught Napping

Swans Caught Napping

Two swans were caught napping near the boat launch at the head-of-the-lake around noon today (Thursday 1/7/16).  Carl Noechel did the “catching” with his camera as he stood near the launch looking east. Not all swans come away unscathed from a nap on the...
Eagle vs Duck Video

Eagle vs Duck Video

If you’ve been following this website, you know that over the last couple years more than one eagle has visited Clark Lake.  About a week ago, an eagle, just short of adulthood, tried to feast on ducks at both Eagle Point and the west end of the lake near the...
Sitting Ducks

Sitting Ducks

An eagle, just short of adulthood, has been going after some of Clark Lake’s sitting ducks.  Today the eagle was doing its best to grab a meal not far from the Pointe Bar and Grill.  According to an eyewitness the ducks did their best to thwart that objective by...
Found at Clark Lake

Found at Clark Lake

What is it? You’re looking at something found on fence post today at Clark Lake.  Jill Bentley took the photo of what is known as an “owl pellet”.  In their nightly hunts, owls eat rodents and other small creatures.  As they eat they don’t...
Clark Lake Eagles Dine In

Clark Lake Eagles Dine In

Brian and Elise Fish report two eagles, an adult and an immature one, enjoyed their repast at the east end of the lake today (Wednesday 11/11). Brian describes it this way.  He had just let the dogs outside at their home on Florida.  The dogs took off and a few...
The First One

The First One

by John Deming About this time each year, we experience what may happen again tonight, a preview of the gales of early November. Forty years ago, on the night of November 10, 1975 the Edmund Fitzgerald sank carrying 26,000 tons of iron ore in Lake Superior near...
Fall Color

Fall Color

Clark Lake continues to offer bursts of color this fall.  Here’s one of those captured today by Diane Deming at the east end, as our lake magnifies the...
Old Spring

Old Spring

Natural Encounters offers a revealing look at Clark Lake’s animal kingdom.  It also brings you remarkable takes on our lake’s inherent beauty.  Here is an excellent example of the latter from Clark Lake resident Bill Leutz.  Be sure to read “Old...
The Last One

The Last One

by John Deming Each spring I wait for the end of what seems like a never ending winter. Some things keep me optimistic during the dark days of winter. For me it is thinking about the arrival of many of the migratory birds that are with us for the summer months....
Making New Friends

Making New Friends

Making friends took a new turn at Sally Lyon’s Sweeter SUPYO.  Sally teaches yoga on paddleboards, and it seems that fans extend beyond humans.  At a recent class at Ocean Beach, this duckling decided to hop aboard one of the paddleboards and hang out for...