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|

Creative Fiber Work And Science Data

It's not easy to share scientific data with non-scientists. Some researchers are translating their data into art - visual and musical - to get their messages out to the world. The Wool and Water Project at the Adirondack Institute uses fiber art to tell data stories from the Champlain Basin.

2023-06-04T12:23:34-04:00June 5, 2023|Wise About Water|

Spring Buzzing, Croaking, and Flowering

There is SO MUCH going on this time of year! Everything is greening up, migration is in full swing, and garden preparation is underway. I couldn't wait until May to share these spring resources with you. They'll help you figure out what's croaking and chirping on the lakeshore, how to consider native bees and pollinators as you build your garden, and share opportunities to help scientists gather data.

2023-04-23T11:45:15-04:00April 24, 2023|Wise About Water|
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