Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Dark Shores on St. Alban's (9 pm)
Dark shores - St. Albans Bay
on another note:
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
"High Water Update:
As expected, Wednesday’s rain boosted water levels on Minnehaha Creek and Lake Minnetonka, causing localized flooding in some places. On Monday, we lowered the discharge of water into the creek to make room for the rain and runoff. As the creek recedes, we have increased the dam discharge to continue drawing down the lake before winter. High creek flows are expected for the rest of the season."
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Apple Days 5K 2016
After watching the start of the Apple Days 5k on Water Street, I proceeded to the finish line. It is located on the Lake Minnetonka trail- just short of Water street. The last 200 yards are clay trail enid on a paved surface.I did not catch the winning time. but it was a lone, unchallenged runner finishing around 16 minutes.
The first photo is of him as he flew by me.....
Monday, September 05, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wood Duck houses along the trail
I stopped by the trail in daylight to see what I miss while running at 4:30am. A pond I pass, usually lit by moonlight, had these little structures. I crawled down the edge of the trail to take this shot, only to scare away all the ducks. However mosquitos greeted me heartily.
From Ducks Unlimited:
"In precolonial times, the wood duck was likely the most abundant waterfowl species in eastern North America. Unfortunately, their distribution within densely settled regions made them readily accessible to market hunters throughout the year. Overharvesting, coupled with the destruction of bottomland habitats, drove these colorful birds to the brink of extinction by the early 20th century. The dramatic rebound of wood duck populations since that time can be largely attributed to protection provided by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. However, the recovery of the wood duck was also assisted by the advent of artificial nesting structures, or wood duck boxes."