About Angela Shambaugh

I am a retired aquatic biologist and a lifelong naturalist. All sorts of things catch my attention, but I especially love the microscopic and plant worlds. My love of water has been a central part of my professional and home life. From puddles to Lake Champlain, all of it is fascinating and offers so much to treasure. My blogs are intended to share that love and maybe show you something you didn't know. I hope I succeed!

Watch The Salt, Please!

It's snowing! Go out and enjoy the winter weather, but don't forget that deicing salts are bad for our lakes and ponds. A new report from the NY DEC proposes better winter maintenance practices for the Adirondacks. But it's not just the Adirondacks that are harmed by salts. We can all do better when it comes to winter road maintenance and safe traveling.

2023-11-29T09:57:12-05:00December 6, 2023|Wise About Water|

Meet The Neighbors: The Cladocera

The Cladocerans, or water fleas, are common freshwater crustaceans. There are over 11,000 described species found around the world. Most of these important zooplankton are found in freshwater, though a few do live in marine waters. Cladocerans are abundant in Vermont lakes and ponds, regardless of waterbody size.

2023-07-06T14:55:45-04:00July 10, 2023|Wise About Water|
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