Location: Five Kezar Ponds, White Mountains Foothills
Years participating in loon count: 30
Why did you choose to become a Maine Audubon loon counter?
We have always loved our loon family! We have had loons on the lake since the horsepower restriction of motorboats was reduced (10 HP) – that was in 1974.
What do you hope your volunteer work will accomplish?
I hope that our dedication to the loons will add to the statewide knowledge base so that loons will continue to flourish in Maine.
What has been your favorite moment as a loon counter?
I think all the surprises – the loons keep us on our toes! Some years we think their nest has been flooded because of the high water levels, but then one morning we will see a whole family swimming along. Loons are tough.
What’s your favorite place in Maine?
Absolutely the Five Kezar Ponds. It is a very special place where my family and I have been fortunate enough to spend more than 40 summers.
Anything else you want to share?
Let’s all keep up the good work – when we work to protect the loons, we also protect the lakes and ponds, the mountains and our entire state – being aware makes all the difference.