A Starr on Lake Maxinkuckee

A Starr on Lake Maxinkuckee

No, that is not a typo.  I’m not talking about a star; I’m talking about Abbe Starr.  Abbe is currently the Vice-Chair of the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund (LMEF) and recently published two new environmental children’s books.  Abbe is passionate...
Humans, Otters and Bobcats, Oh My!

Humans, Otters and Bobcats, Oh My!

I recently received an email from a local property owner whom I would describe as a dedicated conservationist and a valued partner of LMEF.  In his own words “November will mark my twentieth year of wildlife conservation.” He shared the following: “Perhaps...
A Jewel of a Raingarden

A Jewel of a Raingarden

Have you noticed the little “flower patch” in front of Park ‘N’ Shop?  This isn’t just a random strip of ornamental grasses and flowers.  It is actually a raingarden and it puts a smile on my face every time I drive by. I love a raingarden. I...
Horrible(?) Gelatinous Blob

Horrible(?) Gelatinous Blob

Photo taken along north shore of the lake. I was recently asked what the bright green, gelatinous blobs on the rocks in the lake were. I welcome an opportunity to get out of the office and take a field trip, so I walked down to the lake to see for myself.  Have...
The Future is in Good Hands

The Future is in Good Hands

Pictured: Naia Nikitaris, Teddy Nikitaris, Avarie Hart, Ethan Hart, Aubrey Forsythe, David Forsythe This has been an extremely busy summer and I’m looking forward to some down time after Labor Day. The Smithsonian WaterWays exhibit is finally here, which is amazing,...