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common loon

June 28, 2016
Rep. Josh Heintzeman and his family encountered a young loon chick in their yard earlier this month. Under direction from a local conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the family quickly reunited the chick with its mother. Submitted by: Josh Heintzemanplay button
A lone baby loon: What should one do with orphaned animals?
June 28, 2016 - 8:37am
June 10, 2016
Outdoor Notes
June 10, 2016 - 11:07pm
June 9, 2016
Volunteers can choose one (or more)  of the listed lakes to count the number of adult and juvenile loons and report these observations to the DNR for data analysis. The time commitment is two to four hours per lake. Surveys must be done between 5 a.m. and noon on one day during the monitoring period. Photo of common loons courtesy MnDNRplay button
Loon survey volunteers needed in Aitkin, Crow Wing, other counties in Minnesota
June 9, 2016 - 11:36am
February 2, 2016
The soulful loon is the state bird, bone-building milk is the state drink, the elegant fluttering monarch is the state butterfly and the tasty walleye is the state fish. But the slimy leech and the bloodsucking wood tick, not to mention the mighty timber wolf, the timid leopard frog and even the extinct giant beaver all could have been contenders as state symbols, too – if only they had hired better lobbyists and maybe a good PR firm. Illustration
What’s in a state symbol? Not all can make the cut to represent Minnesota
February 2, 2016 - 1:13pm
August 3, 2015
New loon research subject of Chautauqua
August 3, 2015 - 7:26pm