Author Archives: Andrew Sabai

Foggy Lake Morning: Photo of the Week

A peaceful and quiet, except for bird song, morning on a small Wisconsin lake in Forest County.  Getting up early often pays dividends in getting good photos and seeing wary wildlife.  On this morning I was certainly not up early, … Continue reading

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Lake Poygan Blue-green Algae Bloom

Although the temperature has not been excessively hot, blue-green algae blooms are in full swing on the Lake Winnebago System.  Everything is in place for such algae blooms:  warm temperatures, calm weather and excessive nutrients in the water.  Many types … Continue reading

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Wood Turtle Road Crossing: Photo of the Week

The wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) is a long-lived species that primarily lives in river bottoms, frequenting both the streams and surrounding areas.  The wood turtle is omnivorous its diet consisting mostly plants, but also slow moving animal prey. The species … Continue reading

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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Killdeer, have a strange name.  The little birds have nothing to do with deer, or killing except for there food which is mainly insects and crustaceans.  The name comes from their call which sounds something like kill-deer, kill-deer; kind of … Continue reading

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Stuck in a Weather Pattern

Seems like we are stuck in a round about of rain.  Every day seemingly has a fairly good chance of rain, especially on those day where I have to work.  Working on a lake and getting caught in a quickly … Continue reading

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Late Season Lakeshore – Photo of the Week

On this first official day of summer for some reason I have decided to post a photo form the last day of summer, or at the latest early fall.  I suppose it is a reminder to enjoy summer while it … Continue reading

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Runoff On Lake Butte des Morts: Photo of the Week

This photo was taken June 2, 2014 as we were preparing to launch a boat at Sammer’s Bay, Lake Butte des Morts.  The water is not supposed to be terracotta brown.  The water is the result of heavy rains the … Continue reading

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Deltox Marsh

Deltox Marsh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin is a relatively small shallow marsh, wetland restoration/enhancement.  This wetland was formally owned by the Deltox Grass Mat Company of Oshkosh.  The company manufacture grass rugs for export all around the United States.  The … Continue reading

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Paper Wasp Wood Harvest – Photo of the Week

Paper Wasps pretty much live any where they have a dry place to make their nests.  To many people’s dismay it is often under the eaves of their houses and garages.  The make these nests by harvesting thin strips of … Continue reading

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Encounter with a Painted Turtle Hatchling

The other day I was launching my boat into Lake Puckaway to start work.  As I worked to free the boat from the trailer I noticed something swimming in the water below.  It was a tiny painted turtle hatchling more … Continue reading

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