In New Hampshire: Looking Out for the Loons

The ancient and bruised Boston Whaler was coughing across one of the prettiest lakes in New Hampshire−Squam Lake, called Golden Pond in Henry Fonda's last picture−when a loon swam out of a birch-lined cove. "It has a chick, said Jeff Fair, slowing the boat and putting the glasses on the bird. "No, two chicks. One is riding on the adult's back." To Janis Minor, sitting in the bow, Jeff said, "You've got your work cut out. Go around and warn the homeowners."

Jeff is director of the Loon Preservation Committee of New Hampshire. Janis,...

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