Dear faithful followers all, Thank you for your interest in this site. It helps to keep the motivation up 🙂 I hope you are all healthy and that you have folk you love, to share the joy of the season with. For myself, it has been a disrupted season. We have lots of family, andContinue reading “Top of the Season!”
Cathy Burgess has been recording the arrival and departure dates for red throated hummingbirds since 1986. The departure date for 2021 was observed to be September 18. Here is a graph of her data. On a trend line basis the hummers are leaving a week later than they were 35 years ago. A bit moreContinue reading “Hummingbird Departures 1986-2021”
Dear followers all, it recently came to my attention that although laptop versions of this website generally worked ok, the mobile versions, such as for an iphone or ipad, did not show many of the charts and pictures. This, hopefully, has now been remedied. Please, if you note any malfunctions, it would be highly appreciatedContinue reading “Website mobile device issues”
The Kawartha Stewards Association (KLSA) recently published this report on phos in their set of lakes. (Chandos is not included). These lakes are flow-through, meaning that one flows into another, and so phosphorus levels in one lake can affect levels in the downstream lake. It also means that the levels can vary widely. On aContinue reading “2020 Lake Partner Program Phosphorus Report for the Kawarthas”
Gilmour Bay was most likely named after the Gilmour Bay Lumber Baron family from Trenton. If you have 66 minutes or so, it is very informative to watch the Youtube video “Lumber Baron- The Gilmour Years” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY0HfX5XciQ The last 5 minutes or so has a really hilarious sketch called “the sawmill” -very chaplinesque. WeContinue reading “Gilmour Bay Namesake”
The Trent Aquatic Research Program 2020 report on Chandos Lake is out, and with permission from Dr Paul Frost, can be found under the Chandossier.com “Chandos Water Quality” menu tab. Or, via this direct link.
Katrina Moser, the scientist from Western whose lab has been carrying out research on our lake, has forwarded the following clip relating to the decline in lake oxygen levels and its effect on fish. https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/oxygen-climate-lakes-1.6059334
The KLSA has just released their 72 page 2020 report. It seems beyond excellent, and there seems much here to inform our own stewardship efforts at Chandos. Once I’ve had a better look, I shall try and highlight material that may be useful to us.
updated 28 May 2021 The recent interest in the radon health concern has resulted in some questions about radon’s origins. As we know, there is a concern about radioactive radon gas in dwellings, especially those in the Canadian Shield, such as those at Chandos. Where does this radon come from? This note attempts to beContinue reading “Radon – What is it and where does it come from?”
The Kawartha Lakes Stewards Association’s 2021 spring meeting is available for viewing on Youtube, It is about 1 hour long. The KLSA represents many lakes on the Trent Severn Waterway. They are very active, and their work is always of high quality. More on the KLSA can be found here.