Merganser “Round-up” In Progress.

On June 13th Lake Leelanau Lake Association’s swimmers itch contractor Freshwater Solutions (FS), captured and removed 41 common merganser broods from North Lake Leelanau.  Read about the details in this report.  Merganser Trapping Report   No more were observed by FS on North Lake June 15th.   If you observe any more merganser broods please report them to Wayne Swallow at leelanaubound@gmail.com.

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Ice Fishing Safety

The last time there was thawing weather in northern Michigan, I spotted some individuals out on Boardman Lake. One must remember that ice can wear thin where there is a river running through. Did they think about that? Ice fishing can be fun but also a risky and a very dangerous endeavor. Ever since I was a child, I remember walking on the ice with my father holding the ice spud and checking every few feet.

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One Tough Winter

So .. you think this winter is hard?  Three years ago .. now that was a real winter! The winter of 2013-14 was unrelenting, dumping massive amounts of snow on us, leaving us reeling.  There was nowhere left to put the snow!

I’ve included a few movies to remind you what a real winter looks like.  

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Remnant fish species discovered in Antrim County

Researchers have discovered a very special population of fish lurking in the depths of Elk Lake in Antrim County. These fish share a unique heritage, linking them to the native lake trout that disappeared from Lake Michigan over 50 years ago. Killed by sea lamprey invading from the Atlantic Ocean and caught in too-many fishing nets, the native populations of lake trout were wiped out of Lake Michigan by the late 1950s.

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Attract Home Guardians from our Outdoors to Control Invasive Natural Pests

Winter is almost here and a number of home invading pests may be trying to make their way into wood piles and homes for shelter. But every land owner knows they have got to do something. Some may want to use strong chemicals which may make their way right into the soil. These chemicals directly harm the soil food web, which helps plants grow and maintain the lakes.

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