Shore Lore: Buffalo Lake, "No Mow, Let It Grow"
Meet the Owners
Ray and Mavis Wagner are lakeshore owners at Buffalo Lake in Becker County, just north of the city of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
The Wagners own a 3-acre pie-shaped lot with 166 feet of lakeshore frontage.
They describe the situation they had at Buffalo Lake.
Mavis Wagner talks about creating a buffer zone.
Ray Wagner discusses how they used the shoreline.
Problems and Challenges
A flock of over seventy geese had become a nuisance.
Because the geese were enjoying the yard as much as the Wagners, Ray and Mavis decided to stop mowing a portion of their turf lawn to re-create a natural buffer zone.
In this case, it is a "make the unwanted guest feel uncomfortable" approach.
Ray Wagner: All those geese and no golden egg.