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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: 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 ~ Nesting Weeks Two and Three

My Summer With The Loons: Weeks Two and Three 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 … 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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Baltimore Orioles

Nature’s Amazing Weavers! Baltimore Orioles are one of my favorite birds and I watch for them every spring. My Grandmother liked to tell me a story about how my Grandpa would stand under their blossoming crab apple tree in the … Continue reading

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Painted Turtles

Find a Turtle Far From A Lake? Let It Be! Painted turtles’ bright red and yellow markings make them fun to photograph, especially when you get reflection photos in the water. They’ll grow to 4 to 10 inches and have … Continue reading

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Nesting Eagles

Did you know it was eagle nesting season? For the last few months, the eagles have been lining their nests with sticks and pine boughs. Sometimes I’d see the eagle pair together on the edges of the nest. Sometimes they’d … Continue reading

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