Bears have a strong sense of smell and can detect potential snacks from a considerable distance. An adult black bear is also physically strong, and can move a considerable weight attempting to get at a potential snack:
Wildlife and Nature
It is a beautiful site to see loons, ducks and geese floating through the water and we pause to watch every time we see this. What we need to understand is what these waterfowl are doing to our lake.
Canada Geese specifically are poisoning our lake and perhaps us as well. There appears to be two families, approximately 25 geese that have taken up residence on Lake Waseosa.
Members will recall that the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conducted a fish netting survey in August 2015, to evaluate the state of our fish populations. We published a brief initial summary of their findings last fall, in advance of their final report. The full report has now been produced, and is attached.
In August, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) conducted fish-netting tests in Waseosa. Their report is not expected to be available until mid-winter, however the MNRF has given us a brief summary of their results.
An updated and more precise depth map was created for the lake, and temperature and oxygen profiles were collected to compare to historic data and provide context for the netting results.
A year in the life of Lake Waseosa
Have you seen this thief?
- Red Foxes are common around the LWRA, but we have noticed increased activity over the past month, with numerous early morning sightings (especially on Thursday garbage mornings). One resident on N Waseosa has reported a confrontation with a neighbourhood domestic cat. Small pets face risks when off-leash in the wild: please take care! Have you noticed more foxes than normal this fall?