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All Things Pleasant on the Lake

The loon family certainly had their challenges today! They were attacked at least twice by another male who is intent on defeating Father Loon and taking over his territory.The intruder actually came into the “swimming pool” area protected by the buoy lines before he was driven away. But most of the day was very peaceful.

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

There has been much excitement on the loon raft in Turtle Cove! Late last night the first chick entered the world of Pleasant Lake! The Esten Family has the honor of naming the chicks this year and the first chick is to be named “Ping!"

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

The Rosa Rugosa are in bloom! Their scent carries us to the sea, reminding us of billowing dunes and seagulls calling. But how is it that a tiny chipmunk can be hiding among the prickly branches? Two baby robins came to visit this week. Mother and Father Robin brought them to the front lawn and gave worming lessons...

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

The loon’s cradle rocks contentedly in the cove, singing a lullaby to the two little chicks growing inside the smooth speckled shells. Sometimes the loons find themselves lulled to sleep. Precious moments...too precious to miss, and never the same ever again...

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

Thank goodness that there have been rainbows this week, to smile the clouds away! So much rain, and every brook and stream filled to capacity. Even the ducks are talking about it! Lilacs, rhododendrons, and the last of the tulips...drenched and droopy as one rainy day turns into another...

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

Mother Loon was observed on the nesting raft this past week and Father Loon was close at hand. Soon after, Mother laid two beautiful loon eggs. Mother and Father Loon take turns on the nest now, switching every three to four hours. This is their eleventh year together and they are a close team.

Lake Guest Info

We hope you enjoy your day boating here on Pleasant Lake! For your safety and enjoyment as well as that of others, please follow these important boating and fishing rules.

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is an aggressive invasive plant that is rapidly gaining a foothold in New London and the Pleasant Lake Watershed. Although not an aquatic weed, the spread of this plant could impact the natural habitat and erosion resistance qualities around Pleasant Lake.

How a Lake Works / Stewardship

A lake reflects a complex interaction of many geologic, biologic, chemical, and other factors. To properly and effectively protect a lake, it is important for everyone within a watershed to understand how a lake works so that appropriate stewardship behaviors can be adopted.

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