Join us at Tifft for an afternoon of nature journaling on Wednesday January 9, from 2-3:30pm. This program is open to ages 18 & up, and no previous art experience is necessary. Please pre-register by calling 825-6397.Come learn how to appreciate nature through art!
Our intern Jay recently attended a Nature Journaling workshop at Tifft, where he created this drawing of a common loon. Not bad for a first timer, eh? I thought I’d include some cool facts about loons, along with Jay’s wonderful drawing!
-Common Loons are found along shores of lakes, coastlines, and inland reservoirs. They spend most of their time on the water, only coming ashore to nest.
-They swim underwater to catch fish to eat.
-Loons have solid bones, making them better divers than most birds since they are less buoyant.
-In order to take off loons need 30-440 yards to flap their wings and run on top of the water to become airborne.
-Loons are highly sensitive to human disturbance.
-Although they are named “Common” Loons, these birds are not commonly sighted at Tifft.
If you ever catch a glimpse of them, consider yourself lucky!