Bretzfelder Series: The Common Loon

For many, the haunting call of the loon is an important part of the New Hampshire lake experience. Often seen as a symbol of the northern wilderness, loons are a beloved fixture on New Hampshire lakes, and many lakegoers enjoy watching them as they raise their young. However, the breeding season can be a vulnerable time for loons—they face many threats, both natural and human-caused, while on our lakes. This presentation will focus on the biology and life history of loons, the threats that loons face, and the work that the Loon Preservation Committee and our volunteers have performed since 1975 to help recover New Hampshire's threatened loon population.

Caroline Hughes has been a biologist with the Loon Preservation Committee since 2016. Her work includes helping to oversee LPC's loon population monitoring program, helping to build and float the signs and rafts that are used to help loons nesting in vulnerable sites, assisting with research projects, and overseeing LPC's educational programming.

Registration: FREE! Please register via the link below so we can let you know of any changes. Walk-ins are always welcome, however.

Contact tripley@forestsociety.org for more information 

Bretzfelder Memorial Park

BethlehemGrafton County, New Hampshire 03574