It’s not easy being green: Algae at Airlie

We know the drill. Some days we see a beautiful blue Lake Stanley and other days we see the floating masses of green particles against a backdrop of brownish water and think, “yuck.”  But we should really be thinking “yay,” because what we’re witnessing is an important part of the pond ecosystem: algae.

While certain types of algae can be bad for ponds and lakes, what we have at Airlie is a beneficial type called planktonic algae.

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