Natural Encounters

Eagle at East End Bay

Steve Tackett’s phone was charged and ready for action as this eagle visited the east end bay off Virginia Court this morning. According to Steve, the eagle shows up every so often, and this morning it was looking for breakfast.

Defining October 1st

by John Deming

Today is the Day. It happens each year around the 1st of October. The seasons are changing from summer to winter with times in between called spring and fall. In the fall along with the reduced light and colder temperatures, we have the various trees displaying their vibrant colors. The leaves are… Read more »

Housecleaning for the Birds

by John Deming

Each fall the birdhouses around our house must be cleaned, so next spring the new tenants will have a nice clean place for their summer at Clark Lake. Some are easier to clean than others. The McKay downhill ski model  is easy–unscrew the top, turn over and dump out the sticks.  Not… Read more »

A Theme Is Developing

In human history, there is the reoccurring theme of biting off more than you can chew.  It also happens with Clark Lake’s natural encounters.  Today, Steve Lambert and his wife, Lauri, were aboard their kayak at the west end of the lake when they witnessed this.  According to Steve, “Pike eats bass, bass gets stuck… Read more »

An Encounter to Avoid

On Sunday, a couple, new to Clark Lake, was walking the Spirit Trail.  What the two spotted on Lakeview West just around the bend from Eagle Point was a surprise.  According to them, this snake had emerged from the swamp and was headed across the road.


To some who have viewed the photo,… Read more »

New Residents

by Bill Leutz

A new family of five has taken up residence in the ladder on the side of Ann Swain’s garage. Mother is keeping track of the home while father is grocery shopping.

The three children are still sleeping in their warm nest.

Clark Lake Critters

Clark Lake wildlife is showing itself.  On a lazy, sunny Thursday afternoon, these turtles spotted a boat lift without a boat.  What to do?  Starting sunning!

The turtles were sunning themselves at the east end of the lake.  Not far from the turtles, this swan family explored the south side shoreline on Friday afternoon.


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Great Blue Heron at Clark Lake

Great Blue Herons regularly visit Clark Lake.  But to watch them, you must be very still.  Like most birds, their vision is acute and can detect movement over a substantial distance. 

Yesterday, this heron patrolled the shores of Eagle Point, west end.  When it detected that it was being photographed, it took off.  But then… Read more »

Clark Lake’s Eagles

Recently two Clark Lake eagles visited and stayed long enough to put on an amazing show.  BJ Lyons caught them in action with his Eagle Spirit One drone.  Andrew Lajdziak edited the videos and brought it to life with a musical soundtrack. 

The eagles’ performance took place on Monday, February 6th.  Thanks to BJ and… Read more »

A New Swan in Charge

by John Deming

Swans have been using Clark Lake as a rookery for many years. I cannot remember when they didn’t attempt to nest at one of two locations at the east end. The east end has three areas that have at times been used by the swans for nesting purposes. The three sites are… Read more »