Friday, July 31, 2009

Nodding Dragon

Last year a little, now there is a lot! The marsh below the dam now is covered with the bobbing, nodding flower plumes of Saururus cernuus (nodding dragon or lizard tail.) Another mysteriously named plant. The flower spikes are fluffy and dance on the wind, and "give nothing" of lizards.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Big Fish

A man pulled this fish out of the Portage River below the dam. I asked if he was going to eat it and he said maybe, but first he was going to enter it in a big fish contest!

He also said he had caught a walleye in the same place a few days ago, one of the biggest caught in the county this year.