LTER Road Trip – Zebra Mussels Arrive

In 2015, a group of undergraduates from the University of Wisconsin, Madison launched boats into Lake Mendota at the edge of campus, ready to put lessons from the classrooms to the test in hands-on field research activities. As they moved through research protocols, a student brought a metal pole from the soft bottom to the…

CBA – Coastal Dune Lakes & Co-existing

In early May of 2018, Eastern Lake in Walton County burst through a sand barrier. Water rushed through the newly created opening into the Gulf of Mexico, mixing the brown-hued currents of the lake with the bright green waves of the saltwater. Eastern Lake was experiencing an outfall event. Read more in the Seaside Times!…

December 23, 2014 On our birding trip last week, from our first stop at Lake Pocosin we drove 45 minutes to Lake Mattamuskeet, an absolute favorite for any birder. Formed relatively recently, the lake is large but shallow. Though there are always birds around throughout the year, winter is an especially good time to view…