Summer time is here, and if you are anything like me, that means trips to the lake.  Boating, swimming, fishing, or even just plain watching, lakes and state parks are a wonderful place to spend the weekend, so in the spirit of summer I will be explaining some of the things you might not know about your favorite summer vacation spot.  Up here in Wisconsin we have ever so many lakes to choose from.  These lakes come in all shapes and sizes and depths, but no matter what lake you decide to visit this summer there is one thing that they will all have in common.  Algae.  This article will answer the question as to why our favorite lakes can be that not-so-beautiful blue in the summer months. (more…)