Writings on nature and nature conservation, nature writer, nature writers, environmental education, storytelling, nature interpretation, environmental ethics, conservation policy, conservation advocacy, conservation history and heritage values.


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The Wild ones       loon laughter rings from hill to hill       it echoes on       we hear it still

Loon Songs

Click on the photograph above to hear songs of the common loon (Gavia immer) as recorded on Wakami Lake, Ontario, Canada, June 6, 1995 at about 10:00 p.m.

This site is evolving with the loons…

Da mihi naturam, da mihi libros, da mihi pacem.

Give me nature, give me books, give me peace.


Sincere thanks to Paul Barsevskis, Lyn Barsevskis, Ian Kennedy, Levi Waldron, Neil Hennessy, Warren Mabee and Linda Pim for help in designing this site.

Site Updated April 26 2006, by author and webweaver Paul Aird, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B3, Canada. 

Contact email: kite_hill@hotmail.com