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The Iconic Common Loon

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT

2023 Red Barn Series, Newfound Audubon
No registration necessary – just come and join us!

Speaker: Caroline Hughes, Loon Preservation Committee

For many, the haunting call of the loon is an important part of the New Hampshire lake experience. Often seen as a symbol of the northern wilderness, loons are a beloved fixture on New Hampshire lakes, and many lake goers enjoy watching them as they raise their young. However, the breeding season can be a vulnerable time for loons—they face many threats, both natural and human-caused, while on our lakes. This presentation by Caroline Hughes of the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) will focus on the biology and life history of loons, the threats that loons face, and the work that the LPC and their volunteers have performed since 1975 to help recover New Hampshire’s threatened loon population.

Caroline Hughes has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the College of the Holy Cross. After interning and working for a number of conservation organizations, including the Squam Lakes Association and Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, she joined the Loon Preservation Committee where she is now the Volunteer & Outreach Biologist.

Please park across the street at Ash Cottage. Download a map here. Note that this is now a private residence and there is no bathroom access.

Special thanks to our 2023 Red Barn Series sponsors, John S. Jordan Design PLLC, the Hebron Conservation Commission; and to our co-host, the Newfound Lake Region Association.


August 15
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
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Red Barn
41 North Shore Road
Hebron, NH United States
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Anita Fernandez
603-224-9909 ext. 400