An online resource based on the award-winning nature guide – maryholland505@gmail.com

Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some photographs I’ve recently taken as well as some of my favorites from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

COMMON  LOONS  BACK !

Common loons typically return to this area around the first or second week of April, but one was sighted in Lyme, New Hampshire, just across the Connecticut River this week.  The timing of their spring migration is dependent on the speed with which lakes become free of ice, and this year we’re experiencing a very early spring, thus early-arriving loons.  When returning in the spring to their breeding ponds, if and when they encounter ice-covered lakes, they retrace their flight back to open water and congregate there until warmer weather permits them to continue their migration.  Older birds return first to their territorial lakes; most juveniles remain on their wintering grounds until they are at least three years old.

2 responses

  1. Great pictures. I especially love the spotted salamander and the wood frogs. Are bacula what I think they are?????????? Keep up the good work. I can’t wait to get your book.

    March 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm

  2. George E. Smith Jr.

    Whadda photo – and I learned a thing or two

    April 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm

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