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Getting Ready For Winter

Squirrels and Chipmunks Many animals here are getting ready for winter by storing food. Among them are squirrels and chipmunks. American Red Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) are common here. Their winter diet is mostly the seeds of pine, hemlock and spruce cones which they...
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Loon Update

We continue to see our old pair together, sometimes visiting Turtle Cove. Occasionally they join other loons for rather peaceful fishing on the Elkins end of the Lake. Two of the five adult loons above are our male and female. None of...
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A New Twist in the 2021 Loon Saga

Since the last newsletter we have been checking the Lake daily. Sadly, we have come to the conclusion that the Loon chick is gone. However, we have been seeing a very interesting and hopeful transition. Our male and his partner of the previous 14...
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Latest on the Loon Saga

Sunset on July 4th – Nature’s fireworks fading at the end of a dramatic day! This is not an easy issue to write and not pleasant to read, but that is where we are with the Loon saga this year. As most folks living on...
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Songbirds in Turtle Cove

Many songbirds, including the ones below, use their song to attract mates as well as to defend their territory. They are a delight to hear singing in Turtle Cove and all around the lake. Since they eat insects they rarely visit feeders,...
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First Chick!

  Yesterday our first 2021 Loon chick hatched. John Ryan was asked to name the Loon chicks this year. Honoring Kittie Wilson’s tradition of naming the first chick as a male, with P for Pleasant Lake, this one is Paul. If the other egg hatches, it will be Paula....
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