Saturday, June 21, 2014

Second LLAA June 2014 Email from Arthur Howe

Invite Your Long Lake Neighbors

Why not invite your 2 neighbors to an enjoyable and informative morning, Saturday, June 28th, at the Long Lake Area Association's Annual Meeting?  Non-members of LLAA are especially welcome!  The Annual Meeting is at the Hubbard Community Center in Hubbard.

Decorated Pontoon
Annual 4th of July Flotilla
  • Learn about the Straight River Trout Fishery, groundwater sustainability, nitrates and the MN DNR's "Straight River Pilot Groundwater Management Area" which includes Long Lake.  Our guest speaker is Doug Kingsley, MN DNR Fisheries Area Manager.
  • Hear about the latest developments in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species from Jeff Bjorkman, Hubbard County AIS Task Force and LLAA member.
  • See the upcoming event schedule including July 4th Celebrations.
9:30 AM - Enjoy refreshments, discuss Long Lake Fish Surveys with Doug, view area logging history displays, compare native aquatic vegetation to AIS models, register.
10:00 AM -  Meeting, speakers, neighborhood elections for sections 1, 3 and 5, door prizes, adjourn before Noon.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Loon Chicks Soon

Screen Shot - MNBound Live Loon Cam
The loon eggs in the nest seen on the Minnesota Bound Live Loon Cam will hatch soon according to the Loon Blog written by Larry Backlund.  Could it be today?  The predicted arrival for the two chicks is anytime now through June 11th.

Here is an excerpt from this morning’s entry (June 7, 2014) on Larry’s Loon Blog:
Watch for twitches or flinches from the loon on the nest which might be indicators that something is happening under him.  That a chick is working mightily to break itself free from the egg shell that is keeping him from his appearance to the world.

That will be one of your first indicators that the hatch may be underway.

It often can take up to 24 hours for a chick to fully break free from the egg.
 Minnesota Bound Live Loon Cam
 Larry’s Loon Blog