"As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature."
"Uncommon to Colorado, the Common Loon: A Symbol of Northern Waters”"
Erica LeMoine, Loon Watch
Citizen Science Coordinator of Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
Northland College, Ashland WI
Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Announcements 7:00 p.m.; Program at 7:20 p.m.
***This will be an online meeting using Zoom***
Enter the following link on your web browser at or before 7 p.m. and follow the instructions to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87016234953
Common Loon adults with chick by Aaron Crawford.
The haunting call of the Common Loon is fa-miliar to many in north-ern states of the Mid-west, but loon calls and sightings are uncommon for Coloradoans, alt-hough we may have op-portunity to hear or see loons in Colorado during migration. The loon is a sentinel species–a living symbol of clean water, good fisheries, and an indicator of healthy aquatic eco-systems. Since 1978, LoonWatch of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute–Northland College in north-ern Wisconsin has protected Common Loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research. Erica LeMoine, LoonWatch’s Citizen Science Coordinator, will pre-sent the fascinating facts about the Common Loon–including their calls, ecology, behavior, habitat, threats, the impacts of climate change, and what is being done to protect them.
Erica LeMoine is Northland College’s LoonWatch and Citizen Science Coordinator, located at the Sigurd Olson Envi-ronmental Institute in Ashland, WI. Erica works with over 400 volunteers to coordinate the Annual Lakes Monitoring Program, a loon-monitoring program on hundreds of lakes throughout northern Wisconsin.