I just completed uploading the Muskoka Watershed Council, July 21 lectures to YouTube.
If you missed the lectures in July, this is a great opportunity to learn the latest on two invasive species; the Rusty Crayfish and the Spiny Water Flea. Both, threatening bio-diversity here in Muskoka.
We’ve been reminding people for years that buildings come and go, but the property doesn’t. When viewing cottages for sale, people typically spend too much time in the buildings and not enough outside.
I saw one today that is good value. In a great neighbourhood of $2 million plus, yet it is priced at $825, 000; mostly because it is a small (1000ft2) cottage.
For this price, one can get south Lake Joseph, prestigious neighbourhood, SW exposure, level lot, pristine water and hard sand bottom.
We take for granted, how ecosystems take care of themselves in such beautiful balance. Who knew that ALL the water in Lake Muskoka goes through the stomachs of the native daphnia every 10 days. We obviously depend on these creatures to keep our waters clear. Throw in a European invader like the Spiny Water Flea and now the native Daphnia are in decline.
Fascinating lecture as always by Norm Yan, York University Professor. I am working on the video to post to YouTube on behalf of the Watershed Council. Also Cogeco – the local cable company recorded it for broadcast in the Muskoka area.