WE LOOK FORWARD TO A 2018 FILLED WITH HOPE AND ACTION TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR BEAUTIFUL POND AND ALL THE WILDLIFE IT SUSTAINS.

 

 

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Thanks!

  • to Mary and Hayden Hillsgrove for launching the loon raft on May 10th and to LPC for providing the raft with a new camo cover!

  • Mary Hillsgrove reported that
    • one loon returned on April 13th and the other on April 24th
    • ICE-OUT on Bearcamp Pond occurred on April 26th. 
  • The VLAP Annual Workshop will be held on Saturday May 19th 8:30-12:30 at DES Offices - 39 Hazen Drive, Concord NH 03301
  • Please Click on our BCPA Fact Sheet now or find it at the bottom of the Helpful Links page.  Download and print it out as a handy information resource.

  • NHDES has launched a new webpage about Cyanobacteria to promote public awareness and preparedness for blooms in the coming summer season.  There's a brief article in the latest edition of The Sampler below and this is a direct link to the new webpage:  http://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/cyano-response.htm

  • Latest edition, (April 27, 2018) of The Sampler -  a monthly e-newsletter produced by the Volunteer Lake Assessment Program. Click on the link to view:  http://secure.campaigner.com/csb/Public/show/dz98-ophyt--fe1ao-7fhm5rx4

 

 This loon photographed on September 6 on Bearcamp has been identified as a female banded on Red Hill Pond in 1999, where she was one of a nesting pair.  She is at least 24 years old and has spent at least part of this past summer on Bearcamp.

This loon photographed on September 6 on Bearcamp has been identified as a female banded on Red Hill Pond in 1999, where she was one of a nesting pair.  She is at least 24 years old and has spent at least part of this past summer on Bearcamp.

 This osprey photographed on September 6, was resting and preening high in a pine tree overlooking the pond.

This osprey photographed on September 6, was resting and preening high in a pine tree overlooking the pond.