Wildlife on Lake Woodrock
Fish, turtles, snails, otters, foxes, coyote, a wide variety of birds (such as ducks, geese, hawks, vultures, heron),
and several breeds of domesticated dogs have all been seen on the lake.
This pages shows a very small sampling of the large variety of wildlife that visit or live on the lake.
Lake Woodrock through the eyes of a frog.
Turtles live in the water but they love the warmth of the sun.
When the water level is low there is plenty of sunshine for both the young and the old turtles.
Our grass triploid carp are normally sedate and tireless consumers of the plant life that would otherwise fill our lake with green.
Once in a great while the carp get frisky and try to jump the falls created by Erika's little dam.
This Great Blue heron is a frequent visitor and avid fisherman.
Adults can reach a height of 4 feet, and this one is close to that height.
And of course we have a thriving goose population, despite our best efforts to interrupt their love life, to scare them with decoys,
and in spite of the insults we shout at them from the shoreline and from our small self-propelled flotilla.
All photos on this page are © copyright 2008, 2009 by Jim Christensen.