Tag Archives: Cooper and Packrat

Winter Wildlife – Otters

Oh, it’s been so very long since I posted! And I apologize, dear reader. You see, Book 4, Mystery of the Bear Cub has been the hardest of all of Cooper’s adventures to write.  I absolutely love the content: Black … Continue reading

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Teachers and Librarians! Win a Classroom Set Of COOPER AND PACKRAT Books!

Long before I walked through the doors of Whittier Middle School as an Ed Tech (only 5 years ago), I held the librarians and teachers I knew in high regard.  I have friends and family in these positions, and of … Continue reading

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Loon Watch: 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 they were right off our … Continue reading

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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 of our kayaks. But foggy days have … Continue reading

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The Loon Chick Grows: My Loon Watch

  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 think about kayaking out again. But the campground duties keep … Continue reading

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Danger On The Lake: My Loon Watch

On the fifth day after the loon chicks hatched, I woke with the rising of the sun, grabbed my camera bag and walked to the lake. I unlocked my kayak and dragged it into the water. Climbing inside, I dipped … Continue reading

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Hatching Day: My Loon Watch

On a rainy July 10th, exactly 27 days after they’d laid their two olive colored eggs, the adult loon on the nest reared back to turn them. I very clearly saw pips (tiny cracks) in the eggs, and I knew … Continue reading

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The Week Before Hatching: My Loon Watch

In the final days before (what I’d calculated to be) hatching day, something felt a little different.  I was going out in my kayak at the same time. Sitting in the same spot. Staying in my kayak as I always … Continue reading

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Weeks Two and Three: My Loon Watch

During the second and third weeks of monitoring the loons nesting period, I got into a routine.  I’d paddle out at  6am to see them, coasting the last fifty yards or so. Beaching my kayak for stability, yet staying in … Continue reading

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My Adventure Begins – My Loon Watch

My story begins back in May. School was in session, the campground had opened and I was struggling to find time to write. But still, I managed to sneak out in the kayak a couple times to check on our … Continue reading

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