Lost Lake Nature Park: Big Birds, Small Creatures and a Forest Full of Mushrooms!

I’m so glad that Lost Lake Nature Park isn’t really lost. ┬áIt’s such a different sort of nature park. The round, blue eye of the kettle lake stares up into the sky. Lately, water birds have been feeding and making practice flights as they prepare to depart for warmer climes. Steep forested hills stretch around … Continue reading Lost Lake Nature Park: Big Birds, Small Creatures and a Forest Full of Mushrooms!

LOST LAKE NATURE PARK: Goose Drama, a Star-studded Insect and More

Most of the action at Lost Lake Nature Park in the last few weeks has centered around which pair of Canada Geese control which section of the lake. These normally mild-mannered birds can act like a flock of drama queens when establishing territory and nesting. When I arrived for the first time two weeks ago, … Continue reading LOST LAKE NATURE PARK: Goose Drama, a Star-studded Insect and More

Lost Lake Nature Park: Fishers of all Kinds, a Tree’s Generous Afterlife and a Lively Meadow

Lost Lake Nature Park, a small 58 acre park probably best known for its sledding hills, hums with life in every season. Right now, fishers of all sorts – birds, animals and humans – are testing their skills against the fish in its 8-acre kettle lake. In the meadow that slopes upward along the sledding … Continue reading Lost Lake Nature Park: Fishers of all Kinds, a Tree’s Generous Afterlife and a Lively Meadow

OUT AND ABOUT IN OAKLAND: LOST LAKE – Big Birds, Big Hill, Big Diversity of Life

Until recently, I’d visited Lost Lake Nature Park (on Predmore west of Cranberry Lake Park) only in the winter and marveled at its amazing sledding hill. I’d spent a delightful snowy afternoon taking action shots of kids and adults as they whizzed by on their sleds during Winter Carnival. Fun place! I’d visited once in … Continue reading OUT AND ABOUT IN OAKLAND: LOST LAKE – Big Birds, Big Hill, Big Diversity of Life

Park of the Month: Lost Lake Nature Park! Join Us for Volunteer Workdays June 20, 23, and 30

With lakes, steep hills, and unique oak barrens plants, Lost Lake Nature Park has some of our highest quality natural areas. We conducted a prescribed burn Lost Lake this spring, so come check out the park to see how the fire affected the plant growth! We’ll work to remove glossy buckthorn and other non-native invasive … Continue reading Park of the Month: Lost Lake Nature Park! Join Us for Volunteer Workdays June 20, 23, and 30