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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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Watch the Loons Switch Places On The Nest

To get this video, I used my 500mm lens, extended all the way.  The day was calm and the kayak steady.  I also had been out to visit the loons almost every morning, at 6am,  over a three week period, … Continue reading

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Meeting Readers

One of the best things about being an author, with a campground, who writes about kids who live and work in a campground . . . is that I get to meet my readers right in the midst of my … Continue reading

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Loons and Eagles . . . Eagles and Loons

The only chance I’d have all weekend to get out on the lake was early, early Saturday morning. Sleep in an extra hour . . . get out on the lake . . . sleep in . . . get … Continue reading

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Calendars, Notebooks, and Note Cards

I will be selling my wildlife calendars and notebooks through the Holiday Season for as long as supplies last. In the past, I’ve used them for hostess and teacher gifts.  I’ve given the notebooks to kids with Storycubes or a … Continue reading

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Loon Chick!

For the last two years, the loons on our lake have lost their eggs after sitting on them for weeks.  This year, they picked an amazing nesting spot, in the shadows and under a fallen branch. I’ve had my fingers … Continue reading

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2015 Nesting Loons

Today, after teaching, and after starting a large order for the campground store, I grabbed my camera and headed to the lake.  No sooner had I pushed off shore, I spied a loon fishing halfway across the lake. I drifted … Continue reading

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First Loon Sighting for 2015

  Yesterday, as I walked the red-blazed trail through the campground and along the shoreline of Lower Range Pond, I looked out over the water and gasped! My loons were back! The ice had only been out for a day!  … Continue reading

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