Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Have you seen this boat?


This boat was stolen on or after August 22, 2015. It is a red Lund, and the motor a 9.9 Honda. The owners are holding out hope that the motor was removed and the boat sent adrift. If you have any information please call Ken and Elna Strand, 250-314-0647. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Cougar sightings

There have been several reports of cougar sightings today -- near the LLJ Lodge, across from Wilderness Resort, and near the Provincial Park.

Visit WildSafe BC for information about attractants and what to do if you encounter a cougar.

2015 Lac Le Jeune Summer Newsletter

Most of you will have received the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association (LLJCA) newsletter from your Area Rep. It was distributed along with the LLJCA Flyer and Membership Form. If you missed receiving yours, here's a version to read online or download and print.

These documents can be accessed any time in our Files Section. If you have new neighbours, please help to keep them in the loop by pointing them to the Lac Le Jeune blog and files.

Thanks to Jacquie Brugger for preparing the summer newsletter!

Agenda: Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association AGM

This agenda is also available for download from our Files Section. Here is a direct link to the document.


When: Sunday August 30, 2015, 10:00 – 12:00

Where: 3793 Water Street

There will be a BBQ lunch to follow for LLJCA families and guests. There will also be some fun activities for kids!


    10:00 – 11:00

1.   Approval of the AGM minutes of September 14, 2014
2.   Increase in membership dues (from $5 to $10 per year)
3.   Water Monitoring Project
4.   Ajax Mine Community Advisory Group
5.   Citizens on Patrol
6.   Community Directory
7.   Treasurer's report

11:00 – 12:00 Guest Speakers

8.   TNRD
9.   RCMP
10.    BC Parks
11.    Kamloops Bike Riders Association

12.    Meeting Adjournment

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Current Wildfires

There are two new wildfires in the area, both likely caused by lightning during the night. The Long Lake fire is currently reported to be 80 hectares, and the Ross Moore fire is .009 hectares.

Keep up-to-date on wildfire information by visiting the BC Wildfire website.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Western Toad Migration Part 2

Now it's really happening. Thousands of toads are crossing the old Lac Le Jeune highway for about 1 kilometre south of the Michell Ranch.

The migration started early this year, then we had some starts and stops. There were several reports last night after that rain. Thanks to Hugh Burton, Cindy Swain, Sonia Walczak, Beverley Clayton, Monica Mattfeld, and Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit for keeping us up-to-date about the toads on the road!

Please consider driving the Coquihalla for your trips to Kamloops over the next few days.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fledgling Birds

This is a guest blog post by Georgi Clemens. Georgi is the author of the Pickles the Parrot book series, and is a resident of Logan Lake. Also, Georgi and her husband, Neil Abbott, used manage the Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park.

It's that time of year -- don't 'rescue' baby birds (of any species) on the ground! Here's a fledgling Robin in our yard - picture taken from a window. Mama was bringing him food.

Did you know (and check out the Fun Fact at the end) ...

  • Baby birds that are beginning to leave the nest are called “fledglings”. Their flight feathers haven't fully developed, but they can flutter from branch to branch. Don't be alarmed if you see a fledgling on the ground. It could be taking a rest from its first flight or it could be waiting for one of its parents to feed it. Do not attempt to replace such a youngster in the nest. Leaving the nest is a part of their normal development and it is best not to interfere with the process.
  • A chirping baby robin on the ground, for example, is most likely telling its parents that it is hungry and it is letting them know where they can find it. Parents coach their fledglings to find suitable cover and feed them even after they are able to fly. Like all parents, adult birds can't be everywhere at once, so if you watch a grounded fledgling for a half an hour you should see one of its parents bringing it several snacks. Keep all pets, children and curious adults away from the area and let the parents carry on with the process of rearing their young.
  • Robins are often ground-nesters, building their nests right on the ground.
  • ALSO - FUN FACT ... When the robins are searching through the grass to find dinner, they are doing it entirely visually, not by hearing or smell. When the robins run along the grass cocking their heads, it appears that they are listening but they are just looking. They look for the castings or pellets of mud on the soil surface indicating the entrance to a worm hole. And, after it rains, worms rest with just the tips of their bodies showing at the mouth of their burrows... making them easy targets for the keen eyed robin.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Watch out for the gaggle!

Of all the places to hang out, this gaggle of geese chose the highway between Lac Le Jeune and Walloper. Please stop and wait for them to move to the side, then  s l o w l y  pass through.