Today Doug Link took this photo of this Trumpeter Swan hanging out on Long Arm on it migratory path. Thanks for sharing Doug! These magnificent swans are the largest birds in North America. Over roughly 200 years their populations were decimated in eastern Canada, mostly due to over hunting. However, a conservation program was started […]
Ever wondered how a Loon gets rid of an intruding Cormorant? To see that and much more watch this You Tube video by Marlies and Dieter Schoenefeld who are long time Loon Survey participants with Bird Studies Canada. This is the same Loon Survey program in which OLRA participates.
We have lots to talk about at this AGM! OLRA is launching a new lake health monitoring program, Benthos Monitoring, on July 6, 2019 in conjunction with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR). David Bywater from the GBBR will be presenting on the “bugs in the mud” which are the base of the food web […]
May is starting off beautifully! The ice lingered on Long Arm where a lot of it was blown but all was gone as of the end of April. This weekend the sun and warm temps are being much enjoyed by all as well as helping to drop the still high water levels down bit by […]
The lake levels on Otter Lake have been higher than people can remember for decades due to the sudden snow melt and heavy rains. Some docks and boathouses have been or still are underwater on Otter and Little Otter Lake. Otter Lake levels exceeded the target maximum of MNR&F in April which is 207.4 MASL […]
The rapid melt combined with rain this past week have sent water levels up by about .3 m or 13″. This is the expected peak time for water levels but they are currently about 10 cm over the desired high. Most of the snow is now gone so with several sunny days ahead hopefully the […]