Lake Armington Association

P.O. Box 143  Piermont, NH 03779

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LAKE HEADLINES - July 22, 2018

 

Loons on Lake Armington

A pair of nesting LOONS with one chick are on Lake Armington this summer! They were first seen around July 1 to everyone's great excitement.

 

Many boaters, swimmers, and camera folks are naturally curious to see the loons, but often get too close for the loon family's comfort. Loons need their space for the chick to survive and thrive.

 

Loons get stressed when we get too close and show their stress by sounding their "tremolo" alarm call (like "crazy laughter") and rearing up flapping/splashing with their wings (they're saying "go away").

 

What we can do to keep the LOONS safe

1. Get no closer than 150 feet to the loons. They may move closer to you, but you should not approach or follow them.

2. Be alert to loon "body language," alarm calls and other signs of distress (see links to flyers below).

3. Use binoculars or your camera's zoom to view loons up close.

4. Tell your renters, summer guests and family members about respecting the loons.

5. Share the flyers or links below on this website.

 

Links to Loon facts from the Loon Preservation Committee (in Moultonborough, NH)

Know your Water Birds

Loon Behavior Fact Sheet

You Can Help Loons

Attention Chick on Lake Armington (also posted at Boat Launch)

Take Responsibility for your Lakes and Wildlife (also posted at Boat Launch)

 

FYI, the Lake Armington Association is a long-time member of the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC), and lake residents have participated in its annual loon count for many years. Ken Settel and Linda Kline are the present LPC contacts. Lynn DeMerchant is coordinating loon-related communications.

 

 

LAA August Coffee Social is Saturday August 26 10 am to 12 noon

Come to the LAA Coffee Social on Saturday August 26 at Polly Tafrate's cottage at 44 Sirecho Shores Road 10 am to 12 noon. Stop in for a mix of program updates, fun and socializing served with coffee and treats.

 

Ice-Out Contest Winners announced at the Annual Meeting on July 7 - Congratulations!

First Prize - Ruth Wellington

Second Prize - Joyce Tompkins

Third Prize - Polly Tafrate

Ice-Out was on May 1, 2018 at 5:17 am

 

Lake Armington Ice Out Dates & Times since 2012

2018 - May 1 at 5:17 am

2017 - April 19 at 12:55:35 pm

2016 - March 20 at 9:46 am

2015 - April 28 at 2:36 pm

2014 - April 24 at 9:45 am

2013 - April 16 at 3:33 pm

2012 - March 22 at 5:58 pm

 

Spring 2018 LAA Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter from Polly and the LAA Board is here!

 

Fall 2017 LAA Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter from Polly and the LAA board is  here!

 

Support LAA's programs

Your support helps fund LAA's environmental programs like Lake Host and Weed Watchers.

To join and donate, see the Dues/Donate page where you can pay online or by check to:

Lake Armington Association

PO Box 143 Piermont, NH 03779.

Your contributions are vital to protecting the lake and are tax-deductible.

Many thanks to everyone who supported LAA in 2017!

Where's the Info?
See the Docs & Maps page for:

Weed ID Photos

Weed Watcher Maps

Water Quality Reports

Newsletters

Annual Meeting Minutes

LAA history of Summer Camps on Lake Armington from 1915 onward

 

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