News

12
Nov

A Goodbye To Loons…For Now

November is here and that means both mom and Precious Kittie will be leaving the lake soon and heading, separately, to the Gulf of Maine.
02
Nov

Pleasant Lake Migrant Birds

With the onset of colder temperatures we are seeing the tail end of migration on and around Pleasant Lake.   We have had a few unusual visitors stopping by. A flock of seven Bufflehead.  They are a tiny duck on their way to their wintering grounds on open bays, reservoirs and lakes in southern United States.
24
Oct

Pleasant Lake Natural Beauty

As the water level drops and activity on Pleasant Lake declines, we take some time to explore the Fall nearby. The view of our lake from Mt Kearsarge is always a treat, even on a hazy day. Up close, the colors remain spectacular and mushrooms are still popping up, even in a patch of lichens near the summit of Kearsarge.
09
Oct

Fall falls on Pleasant Lake

Fall on Pleasant Lake is a mix of misty cold days and explosions of Fall color in  Turtle Cove.  The lake level is being dropped around 4.5 feet for dam repair. It is all ready down over 3 feet which has exposed a lot of shallow lake bottom, including almost all of Turtle Cove.
24
Sep

Fall Activity on the Lake

As Pleasant Lake turns toward the Fall, we have good news for the merganser family. All four chicks are looking healthy and still with their mother. They have been exercising their wings and taking short flights around the lake. Precious Kittie has also been practicing flying and is spending more time alone.
12
Sep

Loon Family

Precious Kittie is now just over 12 weeks old and becoming quite beautiful. Here's some pictures of what she was up to in her 11th week of life. Both parents are still taking care of her. Signs of autumn are visible on the lake.
10
Sep

Merganser Update

With help from a dedicated wildlife biologist, John Cooley, senior biologist at Loon Preservation Committee, we were able to locate, catch and remove the hook and leader from the young merganser on Friday 9/7.
09
Sep

Bench Dedication

On Saturday, September 1st, there was a ceremony at the dam in Elkins unveiling the granite bench that PLPA had installed as a tribute to Kittie Wilson and her years of service to Pleasant Lake and our area in general. 
14
Aug

Mushrooms and Efts

After a long dry spell we have suddenly received a bounty of wet weather.  The considerable dampness has resulted in an explosion of mushrooms growing in our woods.  The following are just a few examples of the dozens of fungi and efts we have found in the Cascades along the stream leading to Pleasant Lake this week. 
11
Aug

Loon Update

The Loons are doing very well.  The chick, 'Precious Kittie', is growing big and strong, recently developing her real feathers.  We thought it might be interesting to show a few developmental photos.  The individual photos are captioned with her ages. 
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