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2021 Summer Nature Talk Series
August 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021
2021 Summer Nature Talks
Accessible through our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/LoonOrgNH/.
Thursdays, July 8 – August 26. Talks start at 7 pm
August 12 – Mark Pokras – Wondrous and Strange Loons
Over the last 100+ years, there’s been an amazing amount of research on Common Loons. But, nearly all of it has been looking at loons from the outside—studying their behavior, migrations, & vocalizations. Tonight we’ll discuss how little is known about Common Loons from the inside—their anatomy & physiology—& describe some of the research challenges for the future.
August 19 – Jim Paruk – Loon Lessons: Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver
Jim Paruk is a Professor of Biology at St. Joseph’s College, in Maine, & has been studying Common Loons across North America for the past 28 years. His recent book, Loon Lessons: Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver (University of Minnesota Press), takes an evolutionary approach to understand their behavior & life history strategy.
August 26 – John Rockwood & Harry Vogel – End of Season Report
Wildlife photographer John Rockwood will share photos & videos of local loon families from two southern NH lakes, from arrival through August. LPC Senior Biologist/Executive Director, Harry Vogel, will present trends in New Hampshire’s loon population & preliminary statistics on how loons fared in NH this year.
Online at https://www.youtube.com/LoonOrgNH/