These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.
What's Going On…. 7/1/2018
This Year's Loon Story!
A year ago, on June 28, we had a newly hatched loon chick on the lake. This year is very different. After building and abandoning two nests in the Channel this Spring, the Harvey’s Lake breeding loon pair are no longer nesting, and seem to have decided against renesting again.
Eye On The Night Sky 8/14/2018
Daily Forecast: August 14, 2018
***FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH THIS EVENING FROM GLENS FALLS AND SARATOGA INTO THE TACONICS AND CAPITAL DISTRICT OF NEW YORK*** Partly to mostly cloudy this afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, a rising chance in the south. Highs in the u...Read More