Brooks Wade, Dan Whitten, Sheryl White & Zach Maddox
chatting with Kit Parks of Active Travel Adventures
Boat Tours, Kayaking, Hiking, Waterfalls, Loons, Wild Flowers, Fishing, Secret Places and more.
Ecologically speaking of course.
Common sense observation always puts into question the whole idea of spring beginning in late March. The winds and weather of early spring are certainly upon us, as record rainfall inundates all who live along the Blue Wall. The Oconee Bells are already starting to bloom, and the red maples as well. Rafts of ducks are being sighted every day. And the loons. Oh, the marvelous loons. Shedding their demure winter attire for their strikingly beautiful summer wardrobe, there is no better time to hang out with them. As gentle and sweet as the sound of the wail is, their signature call, prepare to see some rather cranky behavior, as the breeding season hormones begin to flow. It’s fascinating to watch the preening behaviors associated with growing all those new feathers. It can be quite frantic, and even amusing. March is the month most of our loons depart. it’s a sad thing to watch, but the practice runs and short flights across the lake, as they prepare to leave, are the most engaging of all their behaviors we are privileged to see. It’s a thrill. ~B