Clam Lake News & Events

Hello Clam Lake!

Seems spring has decided to return bringing with it the delayed joys of melting snow and muddy side roads. Mother Nature did send us a few more inches of the white stuff which as it melts will provide much needed moisture for our forest which was beginning to suffer from drought conditions. In the spring it is always best to have more rather than less moisture as the dry forest matter is exposed presenting fire danger. So, as I look out at the mud, I try to keep that in mind. The lakes also went through bouts of freezing and thawing. With the temps continuing to rise and rain, instead of snow, in the forecast I think we are getting there.

COMMUNITY CLUB MEETING REMINDER – The Clam Lake Community Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday April 11th beginning at 5:00 pm. After the short meeting there will be a Pot Luck followed by some Clam Lake Style Bingo led by Master Bingo Caller Ace Griffaw. Time to come out and see what’s going on in the village and mingle with friends and neighbors. Hope to see you there!

UPCOMING IN MAY – Starting in May, a new group will hold their first meeting – the Clam Lake Book Club. This group will alternate meetings between Ransoms Place and the Chippewa Outpost. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday May 14th at Ransoms Place running from 4:40 to 5:30 pm. The book being discussed will be “The Last Wolf” by Jim Crumley. They extend an invitation for all to “Join us for lively discussion, camarderie, tasty food and inspiring libations.” Food and drink will be available for purchase at both establishments before, during and after the meeting. This group is spear headed by Lisa Peifer and Bonnie Booth.

SPRING IN THE FOREST – The creatures of the forest are making their presence known as spring dawns. Turkeys seem to be everywhere with the toms proudly displaying their plumage for the ladies, The Camp Fire Island eagles are spending long hours sitting on their nest as they hatch out this year’s young eaglets. After the loss of their original nest they worked on a massive rebuild which seems now to be completed with them settling in to raise a family once again. Looking out on the waters of the lakes one sees the return of muskrats and otters. I was treated to my elk herd deciding to go for a walk about near the lake shore one evening. So wonderful to see all of them once again. (As a side note – Rick Hinchcliff called to report that the eagles are indeed the proud parents of a young eaglet as he has observed feeding going on. We wish them well as they raise their new family!)

SPEAKING OF SPRING – Pam Hudson reported that they had a great rurnout for this year’s Spring Fling at the Clam Lake Community Center and that a good time was had by all!. Thanks go out to all that attended!

Until next week…..

Pictured are scenes from the Spring Fling and of a parent eagle hatching out young on Camp Fire Island. (Spring fling photos courtesy of Pam Hudson. Eagle photo taken by Jan Sharp.)