News

14
Oct

Songbirds Heading South for the Winter

Loon Update We had more sightings last week of the mother loon than of Pablo. We assume Pablo is just becoming more independent. Possibly the helicopter activity along the power line above the lake is keeping him near...
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23
Sep

Asters, Fall Visitors and Knotweed

Loon Update It has been a while since we showed you how the loons are doing. Although the father seems to have left a bit early this year, Pablo’s mom still is with him a...
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30
Aug

Loons and Dabbling Ducks on the Lake

Jon spent an hour with Pablo near the edge of the lake while his parents were off somewhere. Pablo is quite a character! He groomed, looked around, dove and practiced flying. He is quickly becoming Jon’s BFF (best feathered friend)!...
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30
Aug

New Kiosk!

Please stop by to check out the new kiosk near the boat ramp in Elkins. This is a joint project of the Elkins Fish and Game Club and the PLPA. Established in 1894, Elkins Fish...
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08
Jul

Loon Update and Turtle Cove

The Loon family has made it through the 4th of July weekend. They have spent a fair amount of time in Turtle Cove, but are also out on the lake a lot, so keep an...
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16
Jun

Second Egg Not Viable

The loon parents were last observed on the nest the evening of June 13 even though their second egg had not hatched. Yesterday evening we marked the egg with penciled X to be sure it...
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13
Jun

Say hello to Pablo!

Linda and Paul Messer have chosen the names for this year’s chicks. Traditionally a male name is chosen for the first chick, even though we have no idea what sex it is. Pablo’s sibling will...
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13
Jun

Get The Lead Out!

Fishing by humans and diving birds (loons, mergansers, cormorants, osprey and eagles) is increasing on Pleasant Lake as it warms up. The sinkers, line and hooks we loose or leave behind can cause unnecessary harm...
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