Hummingbird sites do not recommend most store bought pre packaged mixtures.
They recommend a 4:1 mix of 4 parts water 1 part sugar for better nourishment
We fill 2 feeders every 8 days ish. We use 4 cups of kettle warmed water to 1 part sugar and mix till clear. Refrigerate till cool.
Also added a picture of our paint can cap water mote to drown ants.
Example of Brandy Lake Innovation…making it enjoyable for their dog
Apparently..the challenge was ..engineering the correct floatation and angle at rest yet buoyant enough not drop quickly when the dog stepped on.
You don’t want the ramp top. ..fixed so it rests underwater as slime would accumulate on the walking surface making it slippery.
I assume it is removable for the winter as the ice movement would rip it off.
Nice job…Brandy Lake cottager talent. Who else has unique innovation.
Below is the Brandy Lake watershed. Part of the lake study (more to come) 2002 and 2003 Initiated by Jane Evans who started the BLA.
Jim Cormack did bi-weekly test from May to November for two years.
“Quote” The calculations suggest that the internal load represents
approximately 35% of the annual load to Brandy Lake, with the watershed (47%) and
atmosphere (2%) contributing nearly half of the total load. The load from shoreline
development is estimated at 16% of the total annual load In 2003
Subsequent to this study..there are about eight (8) beaver dams in inlet stream 1. Jim Cormack and myself paddled from Falkenburg Road pipes to the Lake several years ago to count
Great to see many on the lake… having fun through 95% of July until cold moved in…… ., ,,,is it fall again…
Seemed like an abnormally wet July 2020 with 108.8 mm of rain. 2019… 20 mm 2018 had 83.4 mm . June even had 143 mm according to stats. Did I read it wrong?
Had a few warm days,,34 C, ish,,,,however 1978 it was 37.2. HOT... Don’t like the heat… good thing not cottaging in southern USA probably tickin under 40C most days,
Good nights sleep at 11C..
Lake level is close to its normal level (You can verify this as it is just under shore tree line..the last line of defence…(not cypress trees, they don’t grow up here). So….Brandy Lake has had several external events over several decades…that have caused flood levels….if a cottager happen to move here during one of the events…..you would assume this is low.
For many years, the entire 5 ish meters of flat rock underneath this point was …..a hang out. It changed when the 118 bridge was moved and the engineers raised the base or bottom ..under the bridge….higher.