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                                                    e-Newsletter Vol. 29
In This Issue
Membership Drive Update
Event Spotlight: Summer Luncheon & Benefit Auction

Upcoming Events

June 5; 7 pm  

June 25; 6:00 pm boarding

June 29; 11 am - 2 pm

July 10; 8 am -12 pm

July 19; 8-9 am

July 19; 10 am - 2 pm
Did You Know?
  The male loon selects the nest site.
What's that call?
Have you ever wondered what the different loon vocalizations mean?

Photos by Kittie Wilson
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The first loon nest of the 2014 season was observed on May 12 on Bolster Pond in Sullivan!   I see a loon on the nest, but is that the mate or a rock to the left of the nest?!
In the amazing photo below, one of the adults is turning the egg(s)-- an important process that allows for gas exchange and prevents the contents from adhering to the egg wall. 
Photos courtesy of Brian Reilly
Our field staff just finished their two-day orientation and will start their surveys this week.  If you are a regular LPC volunteer, please make sure to keep your field biologist updated on the following key events: nest initiation, nest hatch or failure, and chick survival to mid-August.  You can download an observation log from our website for an easy way to keep track of your sightings.
As you are out and about on our beautiful lakes enjoying loons, please make sure to give them plenty of space.  They will indicate alarm in several different ways, some of which can be quite subtle.  See our loon behavior brochure for more information.

The Birdathon/Bloomathon team counted 120 species of birds and 69 blooms on May 16.  Stay tuned for a full report in an upcoming e-newsletter.  This annual event raises money for loon conservation and also helps the Lakes Region Chapter continue to offer nature programs all winter long at The Loon Center.  Thanks to everyone who participated this year!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

All the best,

Membership Drive Update
As of May 21, twenty-three new members have joined LPC! We only need 8 more to reach our goal by the end of the month.  Please consider joining if you are not already a member or forward this to a friend who loves loons too!  

 Thank you for your support!
Come celebrate local fine foods & wine

at LPC's


Annual Summer Luncheon 

& Auction



Sunday, June 29th, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*$50 per person


Auction items to include:

Restaurant Certificates

Hand-designed sterling bracelet

High Meadows Farms Trail Ride

Greens Fees

Winni & Squam Cruises

Framed Prints

...and many more!


Volunteer Auctioneer Jaime Laurent will conduct the live auction 





*Advance reservations/payment required


The Loon Preservation Committee is dedicated to restoring and maintaining a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; monitoring the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and promoting a greater understanding of loons and the natural world.

Susie Burbidge
Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator
Loon Preservation Committee