Loons are known for symbolizing tranquility and serenity. In New York, an annual census helps track these birds. According to The Cornell Lab:
“The New York State Annual Loon Census is held across the state of New York on the 3rd Saturday of July each year, from 8 to 9 a.m. The count provides an annual “snapshot” of the breeding loon population in the state. Results of the Census over time provide valuable information regarding the status and trends in New York’s summer loon population.
“The Census has been held annually since it was initiated in 2001. People all across New York are invited to participate in the Annual Loon Census and submit their observations from any lake in New York. Participants sign up for a lake in advance, and then record observations of loons on the lake for an hour on the day of the Census.”
past photos of the week
The market runs every Tuesday through October 10.
Despite the rain, rose lovers showed up in good numbers to smell the flowers, at the annual Rose Day on June 14.
The bridge over Limestone Creek at Canal Landing Park in Fayetteville leads to a trail connected to the Erie Canal Towpath, where teams of mules or horses used to pull boats.
June is prime time for viewing great blue heron nests at the rookery at the Sterling Nature Center.
Last Sunday, the Syracuse Watchfire returned to the New York State Fairgrounds for its annual Memorial Day tradition.