Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5, 2010

We may have a beautiful lake, but like most lakes in New Hampshire, Lake Wicwas is not without its issues. As seen by this flotilla which sailed by this evening at about 7:00, we have an exploding goose population. Only five or six years ago, Canada Geese weren't very common on Wicwas. But starting a few years back they began breeding, and every year there have been more. This year there are three breeding pairs, and as best I can count, they have 19 chicks. With no natural predators, there will likely be even more next year. The islands on the lake have become fouled with goose poop.

On a more positive note, I did see the fawn this evening while I was out taking pictures of the geese. I expect the hunters will keep the deer population in check as long as there is enough undeveloped land around the lake to allow hunting to take place.

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