Whoâ€™s eating the daphnia in Square Lake? Is it the rainbow trout stocked by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources each spring and fall? Is it the bluegills and sunfish in the lake? Could a fly be to blame? What is a daphnia anyway, and why do I care?
How much sediment travels down tiny Brownâ€™s Creek each year? Thereâ€™s less dirt now than last year, and there will be even less a year from now. Thatâ€™s good news for the Brownâ€™s Creek Watershed District, good news for Wolf Marine and good news for the fish in the creek. Good golfing means happy trout.
Lake Elmo â€“ A flock of geese was prevented from landing due to a buffer of tall grasses and flowers planted along the waterâ€™s edge at a property on Lake Jane. The geese were reportedly seen later on a neighborâ€™s turf lawn.
A recent special edition of National Geographic reported that the average American uses about 100 gallons of water at home each day, while millions of the worldâ€™s poorest people subsist on fewer than five gallons of water a day.
Many of our frustrations with shallow lakes in our communities would be eliminated if we learned to love them for what they are â€“ excellent wildlife habitat, essential links in the watershed chain, which help to absorb pollutants and excess nutrients as well as limit flooding, and beautiful scenery in our backyards and along our trail corridors.