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.
What's Going On…. 6/24/2017
Loon chick has hatched
Hi everyone: The Harvey's Lake loon chick has hatched! After monitoring the loon nest in the marsh since May 28, I saw a loon with the chick on its back on the lake yesterday, June 21. From the amount of loon calling that people have heard the last few nights, it seems that the chick probably hatched earlier this week.Read More Read ALL
Eye On The Night Sky 1/17/2018
Daily Forecast: January 17, 2018
***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM RUTLAND AND ORANGE COUNTIES SOUTH, AND SOUTH OF THE ADIRONDACKS AND WHITE MOUNTAINS*** ***WINTER STORM WARNING FAR SOUTHERN VT, NH, INTO MA*** Snow south and east, snow showers north, diminishing this afternoon. Snow ...Read More