IMG_0325In early April Ron and Lori Pool and I build three new loon nesting rafts for breeding lakes throughout Northwest Michigan, one for a Grand Traverse County lake, one near Charlevoix, and one for Thumb Lake. Rafts this season are lighter, using schedule 30 rather than the heavier schedule 40, have a pleasant aqua color, and have a foam center with a foil backing, which should prevent flaking. We did the prep work for 2 additional rafts, which was a good thing because I took an order for another lake near Traverse since IMG_20160409_122909124 we’d finished. Thanks to Ron and Lori for their time and donation of materials, and to their landscaping business, Northern Greenlawn North, for the heated garage we used.


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About Jeff Lange

Michigan LoonWatch Area Coordinator, LoonCorps Northern Michigan, Wildlife Filmmaker.

5 responses »

  1. John Marshall says:

    Jeff – When do you think you might be installing the nest on Thumb Lake?


  2. Jim and Phyllis says:

    Nice job on the nests….Jim from the Arbutus lake association


  3. Betty price says:

    How very cool, always love hearing about your loon experiences. Hope to forward to friends here in Florida. Love you both, Mom


  4. Ron Pool says:

    Nesting raft in place and ready for use on Round Lake today and we have a pair of loons on the lake.


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