News

13
Aug

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

Morning fog is often unexpected. The forecast calls for a sunny day, but the lake has a different plan in mind. What a treat! So mysterious, and such a wonderful gift as the fog slowly lifts away and reveals many treasures. Look! A young mink is searching along the rocks for her morning breakfast. Beautiful Echinacea, Coneflowers, are now in bloom...such a showcase in the garden this time of year. And there are the loons, enjoying the peace of early morning.
02
Aug

Pleasant Lake Loon Chicks at Six Weeks of Age

Ping and Pong are growing by leaps and bounds! Their new gray contour feathers are readily visible now as more down feathers fall away. Flight feathers are growing as well. The chicks are much more streamlined. They are diving often and staying underwater for longer periods of time. And just look at those huge webbed feet! The family has had a good week with more peaceful hours.
25
Jul

Pleasant Lake Loon Chicks at Five Weeks of Age

A number of loons continue to drop in to visit Mother and Father Loon. Some of them stay to fish for a few hours, but most of them leave the lake after socializing. The biggest threat this week has been visiting eagles. Two, sometimes three eagles have been spotted cruising overhead, as well as perched in trees along the shoreline.
18
Jul

Pleasant Lake Loon Chicks at Four Weeks of Age

Loon Chicks Ping and Pong turned four weeks old on July 14th! They continue to grow and thrive under the loving care of Mother and Father Loon. Occasionally they find themselves left alone, as another loon might be on the lake that needs a visit from Mother and Father. Most of the time the family is happily together...feeding, cruising, teaching and learning all the hundreds of loon lessons that little loons must learn!
14
Jul

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

All about on the lake there are little ones, growing, growing so quickly. Mother Merganser has seven babies all full of energy as they zip along the shoreline. Mrs. Mallard and her three chicks look to be almost the same size. Mother Black Bear has scooped up fish for her two young cubs out on the raft.
07
Jul

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

You might be so fortunate as to have a fairy whisper in your ear one morning, “The new day dawns! Come and see!”. So easy to brush her aside and go back to sleep. But if you rise...what enchantment awaits! Primrose lines the garden path, all aglow in the early light. And there is heron, with the first catch of the day.
23
Jun

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

Ping and Pong, the loon chicks, are now five days old. They have been discovering their tiny wings! All is well with the loon family. Mother and Father Loon are providing the best of care to darling Ping and Pong. These images are sure to bring a smile!
22
Jun

All Things Pleasant on the Lake

To describe a rainy, dreary day as a beautiful day does not seem quite right, but actually, the lake and hills in shades of gray can be absolutely stunning! Lovely, old-fashioned Weigela is in bloom, branches drooping under the weight of hundreds of trumpet-like flowers. And hasn’t it been a wonderful spring for Iris? The flowers glow, even in the rain, and transform raindrops from clear to purple-blue.
18
Jun

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.
17
Jun

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!"

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