I have lived here for almost 60 years and I have never seen the ice form like this.
Mergansers (Mergus merganser) are not common visitors to Cheney Lake, but a flock of about a dozen showed up in early November.
The forest on the East side of Cheney Lake is changing and the biggest change is the proliferation of May Day trees.
I rarely see trumpeter swans on the lake, and I don't ever remember seeing them so early.
Since the 2012 wind storm, the forest in Cheney Lake Park has been rapidly transforming from native cottonwoods to a variety of exotic ornamental trees.
During the 2012 wind storm, many of the poplars lost branches or their tops. Now leave the leaves are growing back as big as pie plates.
Anchorage anglers got good news this week when Fish and Game reported that pesticide applied to Cheney Lake last October in an effort to wipe out invasive northern pike appears to have worked.