Category Archives: Rivers, Streams, and Lakes

Yellow Pond-lily (Nuphar polysepala) Rhizome

This summer an apparently long-awaited dredging of Swan Lake occurred. I had originally thought they would go all around the lake, but in the end it seems they only went from a little to the uplake side of the peninsula … Continue reading

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Eroding Ice

As I walked by Swan Lake while it was still mostly frozen in mid-March, I was struck by the interesting texture. From the Halibut Point Road side of things, I couldn’t really see it too closely, but thought I might … Continue reading

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Low Water in Indian River

Last Friday, Indian River was as low as I ever remember seeing it. At the estuary, it looked about like I could jump over it in one jump. Before I got down far enough to see that, I first checked … Continue reading

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Walk to Totem Park

I took a walk with the kids to Totem Park this morning. My original thought was to see if I could get some video of dippers foraging, but as it turned out there I did not see any dippers. Instead … Continue reading

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Indian River Ice and Snow

With the recent period of cold weather, I thought it would be interesting to take a walk up Indian River trail to check out the ice situation. As I expected, there was very little ice up to the first first … Continue reading

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Chilly March Day

Walking through Totem Park this morning, I noticed that Indian River is quite low. I guess I’ve not paid close enough attention to say if it’s as low as I have ever seen it (it’s not quite as eye catching … Continue reading

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