From my kayak 6/13-20

We have been out a few times in the past several days. We had a beautiful day for a trip to Kettle Pond in Groton, VT with Jane’s family.

The pond has some some huge rocks (erratics) scattered around, one looking like an elephant lying down.

Susy in front of an elephant. Kettle Pond 6/13/21

There is a family of loons nesting on a platform, a very different design than the ones on Squam, much more natural looking.

Loon on nesting platform. Kettle Pond 6/13/21
Loon. Kettle Pond 6/13/21

The laurel was just beginning to bloom,

Laurel. Kettle Pond 6/13/21

and the pitcher plants were in full bloom.

Pitcher plants. Kettle Pond 6/13/21

We even found a luna moth.

Luna moth. Kettle Pond 6/13/21

We also went to our usual places: North Harland Lake, the Connecticut River and the Ompompanoosuc River where we saw some of the usual wildlife.

Female red-winged blackbird. Ompompanoosuc River 6/16/21
Male red-winged blackbird. Ompompanoosuc River 6/16/21
Kingbird on nest. Ompompanoosuc River 6/16/21
Kingbird. Ompompanoosuc River 6/16/21
Canada goose family. Ompompanoosuc River 6/16/21
Older mallard duckling reflected. Connecticut River 6/20/21
Common merganser and mallard share a rock. Connecticut River 6/20/21
Beaver with a turtle on a log next to it. North Hartland Lake 6/19/20
Painted turtle. North Hartland Lake 6/20/21
Blue flag. Ompompanoosuc River 6/16/21

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