The park board was doing a controlled burn of some of the shoreline vegation around the lake this afternoon.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a bufferfly still around, even if it is a common one. I believe this is a Clouded Sulfur, though it could be another type of sulfur.
The lonely American Coot that's been on the lake for the last 2 weeks or more hasn't left yet.
Coots certainly aren't rare around here, but they don't often show up in the park. In fall, we generally get a couple of single birds that seem to have lost their way. In larger lakes nearby, you'll often see large rafts of coots numbering in the hundreds or thousands at this time of year.