Stamp Act Field Trip Tuesday July 29th and Be Careful of Loon Chicks

Stamp Act Island Field Trip:   The Nature Conservancy will lead a field trip on Stamp Act Island at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 29 2014, leaving from the North Beach.  Walk the island with someone who knows the flora and fauna. Two loon chicks are swimming and CANNOT dive yet. Don’t run them over.Parents may be diving for food and if you are going fast, they may not be on the surface for you to see them. The chicks are small and hard to see and won’t be able to dive for a number of weeks. Please be careful. Also, if you get too close and the adults start doing abnormal things like “dancing” or making weird calls. If that happens, move away. Observe from a distance with binoculars or a telephoto lens.

Same with the eagles. If they fly away when you approach, you got too close. Don’t do it again, please. Let the birds come to you not the other way around.