New arrivals

- posted by Rosey Pounsett

The start of spring brings new arrivals to the lake, and so far we have welcomed a clutch of 5 baby Black Duck and more recently a cygnet. We have been fortunate in having a pair of Black Swans nest at the lake each year over the past several years. This year is no exception, although there appears to be only one cygnet this year compared to 8 in years gone by. There are not too many places where you can sit quietly and watch swans build their nest and then sit for weeks on the eggs, and finally see the young emerge from under the parent and start following them around the lake. What a wonderful place out Lake McIntyre is!  

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Snake Season

- posted by Rosey Pounsett

With the weather warming up a little now that it is spring, there are lots of things happening at the lake. This is the time of year for the snakes come out of their holes and sun-bake somewhere warm. One of our local Lowland Copperhead snakes has been doing just that recently. He is a fairly large fellow and likes to sun himself on the large stump situated at the start of the walk near the main gate. Most snakes prefer to avoid contact with us and they will usually disappear if they hear us coming or detect our movements. This fellow disappears back into his hole when disturbed, but care must be taken at all times when walking anywhere in, around or near the lake. We will monitor his movements and if he becomes a threat we will relocate him. In the meantime, enjoy the walking trail around the lake, and always be aware of your suroundings and the path in front of you.  

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