Sand Hill Crane Visit

Sand Hill Crane Visit

You sometimes see Sand Hill Cranes around the fields in our area.  Less frequent are their visits to Clark Lake.  These two were enjoying whatever morsels they could find along the Eagle Point shoreline (west end) this morning.  Aside from their grand...
Eagle at Eagle Point

Eagle at Eagle Point

This juvenile eagle circling the skies around Eagle Point was there for a reason—looking for brunch.  Elaine Stewart caught the action this morning (March 17) as the predator looked to scoop up a...
Pigs on the Loose

Pigs on the Loose

Do you really expect to see pigs on the loose along Jefferson Road?   Frank Hones captured the action as he passed by.  “Vietnamese pot belly pigs are probably somebody’s pets that got away.”  The pigs were strolling along an area...
Hummingbird Bath Time

Hummingbird Bath Time

by Diane Deming Last winter while surfing the web, I saw a video of hummingbirds bathing in a red fountain by a home. Because I love to photograph birds, I thought that we needed to get this fountain to see if our hummers would bathe in it. I emailed the person who...
Morning Surprise

Morning Surprise

by Bill Leutz This morning, while I was taking my dog for a walk, I heard an unusual clucking sound and discovered this pair of Pileated Woodpeckers chasing each other around an oak tree. They are appear to be two females. It was just a chance encounter made...
Clark Lake’s Fishing Fowl

Clark Lake’s Fishing Fowl

How many of our feathered friends fish in Clark Lake?  At least six species.  The largest, and most impressive, is the eagle.  Frequently sighted at the lake, once in a while they provide a photo op. (Scroll down for a photo taken this spring). Second...
Cougar at Clark Lake

Cougar at Clark Lake

A cougar at Clark Lake?  Don Bills says he spotted one last Thursday. “It was on Hyde road, 1/4 mile south of Reed, at 6:20am . It crossed in front of me at a quick walking pace, so I saw it for a total of maybe four seconds.  He goes on to say...
The One that Didn’t Get Away

The One that Didn’t Get Away

When you’re 8-years old (or any age) and catch fish like this in Clark Lake, it’s time for a victory lap.  A 20-inch bass qualifies as a Clark Lake monster. Congratulations to Wynn Perry. Neighbor Steve Tackett says the enormous fish is making for a...
Fowl Fishing

Fowl Fishing

Blue Herons are apparently connoisseurs of Clark Lake’s bounty.  Mike Consonni caught this Blue Heron in the act yesterday.  Mike, and his wife Becky, observed the large bird snatch a live bass.  After grabbing the unlucky fish, the heron then...
Fish Die-off

Fish Die-off

Some observers at Clark Lake have noticed more dead fish this year than usual. To get answers, the Invasive Species Committee’s John Deming looked into it. Steve Hanson is a marine biologist who works for PLM, the company that treats Clark Lake to rid it of...
Bee-Watching

Bee-Watching

by Diane Deming My husband and I were working in the yard yesterday, and heard a loud buzzing or humming sound. When we looked up we saw thousands of bees flying around the top of a very tall tree. When the buzzing stopped in about a half hour, I retrieved the...
A Natural Encounter Update

A Natural Encounter Update

The swan family has been making their presence known at Clark Lake.  The couple had 10 sygnets as you can see in this photo from May 3rd. Diane Deming’s photo from May 10th shows 9 in tow.  The DamCam also caught them cruising the east end of the...