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Rattlesnake Montcalm Point

July 13th, 2015 · Comments Off

A rattlesnake on Montcalm point. The following picture of a rattlesnake was sent to my by Neal Vandorsten who was taking a hike to Montcalm point on the western shore. “As we go closer to it, it coiled and rattled, so we quickly went on our way, and left it alone,” said Neal.

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Wader Minute

June 26th, 2015 · Comments Off

A mother duck and ducklings huddled together on the shoreline this morning. I was out mowing this morning and came upon this scene along the shoreline.

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Bits of Everything

April 12th, 2015 · Comments Off

Expanded Lake George Trail System Eyed The Adirondack Almanack reports on the “Trails Master Plan” for the west shore of Lake George. New Fishing Tournament for Lake George Grab a fishing pole and maybe you can win $2,500 in grand prize money between Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12th. Read in the Lake George [...]

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LGLC Secures Public Access to Anthony’s Nose

April 1st, 2015 · Comments Off

View of Anthony’s Nose on Lake George, NY. Photo Credit: Carl Heilman, II/Wild Visions, Inc. The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) recently completed the purchase of more than 18 acres in the Town of Putnam (Washington County) that provides a point of public access to LGLC’s 189-acre Anthony’s Nose property. LGLC purchased Anthony’s Nose, which [...]

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LGA’s Salmon in the Classroom Begins

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Salmon eggs have new homes in the Lake George watershed! This is the 4th year that the Lake George Association will be assisting classes with the Salmon in the Classroom, a program created by Trout Unlimited. Students at Ticonderoga Middle School, Whitehall High School, and Lake George Elementary will raise salmon from eggs to fingerlings [...]

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Christmas Bird Count with the LGLC

December 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

A male goldfinch. Christmas Bird Count Saturday, December 20 Join this annual nation-wide citizens science effort to survey bird populations, locally organized by the Lake George Land Conservancy. Observe by car, foot, boat or at the feeder. Meet up with fellow CBC participants afterwards to compare counts while warming up with coffee and hot chocolate. [...]

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DEC seeks help for Moose sightings

November 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

The DEC staff from Region 5 are seeking the public’s assistance to locate moose for a moose population study. A moose was seen in Washington County last year (picture here). If anyone sees a moose, please report it immediately to the DEC at 518-897-1291. The DEC appreciates the public’s assistance to learn more about NY’s [...]

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Tags: Local Wildlife · NY State · Washington County

Lake George Association Partners with Norowal Cabin Owners’ Association to Install Native Plant Shoreline Buffer

October 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Looking out to Lake George from the Norowal Cabin Owners’ Association property in Bolton. The Lake George Association has partnered with the Norowal Cabin Owners’ Association to install a native plant buffer along a section of the association’s shoreline along the Lake. In addition to wanting to buffer the shoreline to help protect the Lake [...]

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The Water Certainly is Clear

August 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Picture of a fish swimming in the water this past week.

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LGA Nuisance Canada Geese Lakewide Survey

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Canadian geese are a growing problem on Lake George. (Photo – Lake George Association.) Nuisance resident Canada geese are a growing problem on the Lake for private properties and the Lake’s water quality. Just 1 goose can produce about 1 lb of droppings per day! Droppings contain bacteria and nutrients including phosphorus, both of which [...]

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Tags: Lake George · Local Wildlife · The Environment · The Landing

It’s Not Easy Being Green

June 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

A little creature I encountered on a walk today.

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Morning Surprise

June 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

I went outside this morning and almost tripped on this turtle which appeared to be sitting on its eggs. It looks like its shell has a break in it and the pictures capture a bit of its tail, which is very reptilian. (Click images to see full-scale.) Not wanting to disturb it any further, I [...]

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Bald Eagle Sighting: Lake Champlain South Bay Bridge

December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Many thanks to Dave Richards who emailed me these pictures of a bald eagle taken from the Lake Champlain South Bay Bridge, on Sunday morning, December 8th, about 9:00 am. Dave luckily had his digital camera on hand. Looks like the eagle was feasting on a fish. While our local bald eagle population is improving, [...]

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Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

I saw these three ducks bobbing for their breakfast a few days ago and almost got them all with their tail ends in the air at the same time.

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Tags: Lake George · Local Wildlife · The Environment