Eagle v Turtle

Eagle v Turtle

An immature eagle was having brunch on Saturday morning, but what was on the menu?  Diane Deming zeroed in with her camera and solved the mystery.  The eagle was enjoying turtle.  Diane says the eagle and turtle were in a neighbor’s tree and...
Natural Encounters Update – Spring 2022

Natural Encounters Update – Spring 2022

Clark Lake has its own Nat Geo moments no matter what the season.  Here are some captured this spring. Two great blue herons rendezvoused for Steve and Margie Harris at 11 am, Wednesday, May 4.  Look carefully–one in the air, the other, on the dock....
Beaver Makes the Rounds

Beaver Makes the Rounds

Over the last few weeks, several people around the lake have spotted a beaver—east end on the south side, at Kentucky Point, around Eagle Point, and in the Eagle Point Cove.  Carolyn Nichols took this photo as it swam by her...
Solve the Mystery

Solve the Mystery

Two recent Clark Lake natural encounters beg the question – what are they?   Exhibit A was recorded reaching for willow tree leaves off Kentucky Point.  Some suspect it is either a beaver or a muskrat.  A beaver has a flat tail, a muskrat, a...
A Night Time Natural Encounter

A Night Time Natural Encounter

It was a hot Friday afternoon at Clark Lake–lots of boats, swimmers, and fun.  Then the sky clouded over, not with fluffy white Cottonelle, but ominous dark purplish mixtures coming from the north.  Lake activity scattered as the wind picked up. ...
Feathered Update

Feathered Update

No matter when they arrive, Clark Lake welcomes a variety of species.  Here is the first of two recent natural encounters.  On Wednesday, May 26, 18 mergansers took their first plunge into the lake.  The young were incubated in John and Diane...
Eagle in the Kentucky Point Cove

Eagle in the Kentucky Point Cove

It might have been a leisurely raft ride for humans this afternoon, but it was all business for an eagle in the Kentucky Point cove. It swooped down and picked up a late lunch…or did it?  You be the judge.  Then a flashback to December 10, 2019. ...
Unusual Visitor to Eagle Point

Unusual Visitor to Eagle Point

The Eagle Point neighborhood received an unusual visitor today.  Depending upon whom you talk to, it was either a ferret or a mink.  But to be sure, it was a topic around the neighborhood. This morning Armida Pearse saw what she thought was a black squirrel...
Turtle Town

Turtle Town

Growing up at Clark Lake, some knew Pierces Bay as the “turtle patch.”  There was good reason for that moniker.  Kids would hunt the turtles, capture them, and return home with them by canoe or paddleboard. Next step was to ID them with nail polish.  Then...
Hooded Mergansers Arrive

Hooded Mergansers Arrive

Of the wildlife that appear at Clark Lake in the spring, Steve Harris has welcomed some recent arrivals.   On Wednesday he placed three duck nesting boxes in front of his place, just east of the Eagle Point Cove.  Steve says “almost instantly...
Eagle’s Brunch on Ice

Eagle’s Brunch on Ice

An observant eagle spotted a morsel on the ice, and came in for a second look.  But nearby crows also had an interest and had been picking at it.  They backed away as the eagle approached, but not without some pushback.  The eagle checked out the...
Fox on Ice

Fox on Ice

Along with a host of fishermen, skaters, and others exploring the lake, this fox walked across the ice at 5 pm today (Sunday).  It’s not often you see a fox out in the open.  What drove it to take this trek?  A a Google check suggests that foxes...