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2016 Loon Watch: The Last Visit

My Summer With The Loons: Lazy Fall Days Once school started, I didn’t get out on the lake as often.  But when I did, the fall foliage views were amazing! I never knew where the loon family would be. Sometimes … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: Late August

My Summer With The Loons: Hoot Behavior Late August, the weekend before Labor Day Weekend, I found a chance to kayak out again  with my friend Cindy.  This time, it was so foggy, we could barely see beyond the front … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: The Chick Grows

My Summer With The Loons: Little Loon Is Two Weeks Old In my last blog post, I’d visited the loon family on July 16th when the chick was only 5 days old. There wasn’t a morning after that, I didn’t … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: Five Days After Hatching

My Summer With The Loons: Chick Cuteness Overload Warning! There are tons of chick photos within, it might prove to be too cute . . . July is a very, very busy month for a campground owner, and I wasn’t … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: Hatching Day!

My Summer With The Loons: Will there be chicks? On a rainy July 10th, 2016, exactly 27 days after laying two olive colored eggs, the adult loon on the nest reared back to turn them. I very clearly saw pips … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: The Week Before Hatching

My Summer With The Loons: Week 4 In the final days before (what I’d calculated to be) 2016’s loon hatching day, something felt a little different.  I was going out in my kayak at the same time. Sitting in the … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch ~ My Summer With the Loons

My Adventure Begins My story begins back in May, 2016. School was in session, we owned the campground and it had just opened, aaaand I struggled to find writing time for Cooper and Packrat’s fourth adventure, Mystery of the Bear … Continue reading

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Snapping Turtle Fight!

From Research To Written Word Snapping turtles. I’ve seen them sunning themselves on rocks . . . Had them lay eggs on my front lawn . . . I researched a lot and learned cool facts. Did you know snapping … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest

Read Aloud Opportunity One of my favorite activities within the classroom I support, is to read aloud to students. I like to talk about plot lines and character traits. But I especially like to research the setting or subject, showing … Continue reading

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Fox Kit Research

Right around this time of year, fox kits are being born in dens all over New England. Back in 2014, I accidentally stumbled on a fox den while snowshoeing through the woods behind my home, and was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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