News

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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11
Jun

Watching and Waiting

Our loons are still waiting for their eggs to hatch. They diligently take turns tending the eggs. This week the loons are spending more time together, one on the nest and one nearby in the...
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31
May

Turtle Cove, Loons and Dandelions

Turtle Cove is looking better. There are signs of recovery. Aquatic vegetation is coming back, there are plenty of red-spotted salamanders and tadpoles, not to mention turtles (painted and snapping). Beaver have been busy building...
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23
May

Kicking off 2020 Loon Season!

Spring is here, the loons are back, and so are Jen and Jon. Welcome to another summer of news about the nature of Pleasant Lake.
18
Nov

A Looney Year In Review

As our last contribution to the PLPA posts for this year, we want to review our summer with the Loon family. Almost all of the photos below are ones we have not used. It has been a bumpy year for the Loons.
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