Loons Have Landed
VCE biologist Eric Hanson has been working with loons for a long time (we won't say how long). Eric recently visited 9 territories and found 5 nests. "It's always a thrill to find a loon sitting on shore at the start of its month-long incubation period," exclaimed Hanson. On Zack Woods Pond, one pair was courting near an island nest site, with one bird cooing softly as it drifted near the shoreline. "Once I showed up to place some of the new nest warning signs, they became more curious and they obviously like the new easier-to-read text," said Hanson. Remember to stay clear of nesting areas during this critical time for loons.
Eye On The Night Sky 12/18/2018
Daily Forecast: December 18, 2018
Heading into the Evening: Mainly clear in the south; decreasing clouds north, with the chance of a mountain flurry. Temperatures in the low to mid 20s south and in the Champlain Valley, otherwise mid teens to around 20. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, ...Read More