Thank goodness that there have been rainbows this week, to smile the clouds away! So much rain, and every brook and stream filled to capacity. Even the ducks are talking about it! Lilacs, rhododendrons, and the last of the tulips...drenched and droopy as one rainy day turns into another...
Mother Loon was observed on the nesting raft this past week and Father Loon was close at hand. Soon after, Mother laid two beautiful loon eggs. Mother and Father Loon take turns on the nest now, switching every three to four hours. This is their eleventh year together and they are a close team.
Japanese Knotweed is an aggressive invasive plant that is rapidly gaining a foothold in New London and the Pleasant Lake Watershed. Although not an aquatic weed, the spread of this plant could impact the natural habitat and erosion resistance qualities around Pleasant Lake.
A lake reflects a complex interaction of many geologic, biologic, chemical, and other factors. To properly and effectively protect a lake, it is important for everyone within a watershed to understand how a lake works so that appropriate stewardship behaviors can be adopted.
The romance of the wild...We feel that romance this time of year. During April and early May the lakes belong to the loons. We are mere spectators. The sight of Mother and Father Loon cruising the lake together is likely to bring tears of joy.