This is what fun work looks like: exploring a beautiful lake in search of common loons.
On Sunday, May 26, participants from the Program met at LaPêche Lake to find out how many loons were using it. To make the task easier (it's a big lake!) we split it in sections so each team could explore part of the lake, then we set off in search of our subject.
How many did we spot?: 14
The day was full of fun, physical activity, and sun, and we are looking forward to the next one, in July.
Note: you may have heard that there is only ever one loon couple per lake. In reality, this is true for smaller lakes, but, in large lakes, several couples can live in separate territories, with some common areas.
... and for those who have never seen water lily roots:
Photos: Marina Torreblanca
On March 27 we held an information session about the upcoming spring, summer and fall season of the program’s 2019 edition. We have a good group again this year, for a season that is shaping up to be interesting. We will continue the surveys started last year for the frogs and toads, the common loon, and the monarch, as well as the periwinkle removal activity. We will also add a tagging component to the monarch survey.
We are already looking forward to comparing this season’s results against last year’s.
The 2018 report will be made publicly available soon.