Here we have another submission from our resident bird guru, Larry Gessele. This was submitted on April 20th.
"A pair of Wood Ducks have arrived on the little pond above Carlisle Lake. Beautiful birds but very shy. If you approach the north end of the lake quietly and slowly and if you are lucky you might be able to see them. They fly away quickly when you get close"
Thanks again Larry!
Bird watcher, Larry Gessele submitted these photos for you visual pleasure on April 19th. He says,
"The Yellowthroat Warblers are busy around Carlisle Lake this morning. These small warblers have a distinctive call and a bright yellow throat band. Definitely a challenge to see and even more of a challenge to photograph but well worth it when you do."
Thanks Larry for your efforts! You are awesome.
So much has happened in the past year at Carlisle Lake! We are excited to have completed several much needed projects to make the park and trail much more accessible and user friendly. Click on the "Read More" button below to find out more about some of the changes that have taken place.
This article was first published in the 2015 Apple Harvest Event Guide under the Carlisle Lake Updates. It has be updated. Thanks to the students who worked so diligently to put this wonderful resource together!
Onalaska High School students Bernadette Hayden, Caleb Huffman, Riley Dolan, and Madison Girt wrote and published a book about Carlisle Lake this year. The book titled "A Natural Field Guide To the Plants of Carlisle Lake" is available on Amazon (click here). The first edition is meant to be a fund raiser for the school science club and students hope to raise awareness of the lake's importance in the community. Upcoming Onalaska HS students will add to it each year. The students held a book signing during the Harvest Festival. Comment below if you saw them and showed your support!
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