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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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Mystery on Pine Lake

The Inspiration Behind The Story Believe it or not, Cooper and Packrat’s first adventure started as a picture book! I knew I wanted to find an interesting way to talk about loons, how they re-nest if the first nest fails, … Continue reading

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The Heron on Little Wilson Pond

Feeling my relaxing summer days coming to an end, I ditched the housework and school prep in favor of a kayak paddle.  The sun was warm, the water calm.  I paddled slowly, taking in all the sights and sounds including … Continue reading

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Under the Shed: Mystery Solved!

Just a couple days ago, I had begun a blog post to report out that whatever had been digging at the base of our shed, had stopped. For the last couple weeks the trail camera picked up video after video … Continue reading

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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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